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Mining Engineer

Location: Suburb, State, Post Code

About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland.  Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Yancoal MTW is currently seeking an experienced and motivated Mining Engineer to join our team. You will be a part of our Technical Services team who are responsible for short, medium and long term mine planning, drill and blast engineering, pit geology and survey.  Our planning scope and close relationship with Mine Operations allows us to support our people to develop their skills and reach their potential.

In this position, you will be responsible for delivering quality engineering outputs through designing, monitoring and communicating effective mine designs and schedules.  This role requires strong involvement, communication and engagement with our operations. The Medium-Term Planning Mining Engineer will develop and provide optimised designs and schedules for Mine Plans with a 6-18-month planning horizon.

Reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer and working a Monday – Friday roster, you will be part of a successful team that enjoy what they do and value each other’s contributions. The role will require:

  • Complete pit, strips, dumps, roads and infrastructure design for the 6-18 month horizon to a high standard within design guidelines and as allocated;
  • Generate coal and waste reserves using the latest survey data and geological model to accompany the completed design;
  • Reconcile actual performance against design/plan and understand variances;
  • Generate monthly SRF schedules to deliver business targets within the required timeframes.
Skills and Experience

The successful candidates will display the Yancoal – ‘Our Way’ behaviours in everyday practice and fosters a ‘One Team’ culture. Along with promoting and driving the Yancoal values of People, Safety, Innovation, Integrity and Excellence. To be successful in the role you will also display the following skills and attributes:

Essential Criteria:

  • A Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or in a related engineering discipline;
  • Previous experience in mine planning within an Open Cut Coal Mining environment;
  • Experience with CAD design software packages such as Deswik, shot plus, or Vulcan;
  • An eye for detail and an ability to develop practical and achievable mine designs and schedules;
  • Strong communication and time management skills;
  • Ability to manage stakeholders at all levels;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills;
  • NSW driver’s license.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience with Deswik design software for open cut mine design.

Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees.  The following benefits are available to eligible salaried employees:

  • Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Educations Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

If you would like to apply for this role please click the Apply button.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.


Applications close 29 September 2020.