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Senior Mine Design And Planning Engineer

Private Company - Subiaco, WA

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


The Role
The Senior Mining Engineer has a regional based scope reporting through the centralized operating model that supports the Long Term Planning functional deliverables. The position reports to the Principal Mine Design and Planning Engineer and is responsible for improving operational and project outcomes by enhancing mine productivity and costing technical expertise and applying industry leading tools and approaches. activities.

In This Role you Will:

  • Review the mine planning aspects of the sites’ Business Planning inputs, processes and outcomes;
  • Run or organise software training sessions for site and regional engineers;
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of mine planning software;
  • Liaise with sites and software vendors to organise demonstrations;
  • Provide verification of budgets and cost for regional business planning;
  • Support the regional implementation of Xeras cost modelling, optimisation and other corporate initiatives;
  • Lead the mining study component for project work as required;
  • Act as Competent Person for Reserves and Resources;
  • Assist sites with Business Plan and Resources & Reserves work as required;
  • Provide peer review for site, regional or corporate projects;
  • Contribute to the regional Value Assurance process;
  • Contribute to Opportunities Framing Workshops, Integrated Planning Sessions and Risk Assessments;
  • Compose and compile sections of mining reports for study documentation and annual reserves and Resources reporting (CP reports);
  • Provide a development and mentoring role to mining engineers based at operations;
  • Visit sites and facilitate communication between sites engineers;
  • Lead, prepare for and attend Collegiates;
  • Ensure that S&ER issues are adequately captured in project or mine planning activities;
  • Provide information required for S&ER reporting;
  • Provide mine planning expertise to the regional closure team.

The Person:

  • A B.Sc. Mining Engineering or equivalent is essential
  • Experience in strategic and long term mine planning, production support, mine operations and design in large and diversified mine sites, with preference for experience in conventional hard rock Gold / Copper-Gold operations either open pit or underground or (ideally) a combination of both
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to influence and a high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills (oral, written, listening)
  • Self-starter and strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain a strong communications network with planning peers, Technical Services Managers, Project/Study Directors, Mine Managers, and JV partner representatives
  • Experience in operations with complex multi mine, multi process situations preferable and a knowledge of mine methods, mine design, production scheduling (strategic and tactical), equipment selection, reserve estimation and economic evaluations
  • High level of competence in the use of mine planning software, including optimization techniques and experience with mine design and scheduling packages from, Geovia Whittle, MineMax, MineSight, Deswik or Maptek
  • Knowledge of unit costing and financial modelling methods for resource and reserve analysis and the use and manipulation of project financial models. Experience with Xeras cost estimating tool a plus
  • Knowledge of exploration methods, mineral inventory estimates and resource estimation
  • Strong problem solving and 3D visualization skills