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Senior Mining Engineer

Singleton NSW 2330

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

You will join a Technical Services team 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.

Reporting to the Medium-Term Planning Superintendent, the Senior Mining Engineer is accountable for creation of the LOM Plan, 5 year plan, budget and rolling 18 month inventory. They are also accountable for providing coaching and guidance to the team. You will be part of a successful Technical Services team that enjoy what they do and value each other’s contributions. The role will require: 

  • Support the production of LOM plans per Yancoal requirements, including schedules, financials and forward work plans;
  • Contribute reserves and schedules as required for budget and 5-year plan processes;
  • Evaluate mine planning options to improve operational efficiency;
  • Maintain an inventory of medium-term designs, out to 18 months;
  • Liaise and engage with the operational teams to ensure delivery of the plan;
  • Coach and Mentor other engineers and graduates;
  • Monitor compliance to legislative requirements and site standards; and
  • Apply a continuous improvement methodology to all that you do.

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:



  • A Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or in a related engineering discipline;
  • Mining experience in large-scale operations, preferably in coal
  • Experience with CAD design software packages such as Deswik, Minex or Vulcan.
  • An eye for detail and an ability to develop practical and achievable mine designs and schedules
  • Strong communication and time management skills coupled with an ability to problem-solving;
  • Ability to build effective relationship and influence with key stakeholders across the business;
  • Leadership, mentoring and coaching skills


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
  • Education Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

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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 24 May 2022