Principal Mining Engineer

Location
New South Wales, AU
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Closes
Feb 12, 2021
Ref
WHC719
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
About

An outstanding opportunity has become available for a Principal Mining Engineer to join our corporate Technical Services Team at (WHC). WHC is the dominant player in Australia's only emerging high-quality coal basin. We help power developed and emerging economies in Asia where there is strong and growing demand for our product, particularly for use in high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power stations. With 20 years of industry experience we have developed a growing reputation for excellence in project delivery and safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operations.
The Role: Principal Mining Engineer - (NSW)
Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Lead a team of corporate based Senior Mining Engineers who provide support to operations and projects.
  • Ensure the WHC planning cycle operates in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Interact with various stakeholders in order to ensure the quality, alignment and understanding of mine plans.
  • Provide planning support to studies and projects.
  • Develop and comply with planning standards and processes to deliver functional excellence within Technical Services.
  • Help develop JORC compliant Ore Reserve statements to meet internal and external standards, guidelines and codes.
  • Help develop and maintain cost models.
  • Help develop and maintain a production benchmarking database.
  • Provide mentoring to Technical Services across the group.

The successful applicant will most likely possess the following qualifications, experience and qualities:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining or Civil Engineering with a minimum 10 years relevant industry experience.
  • Experience using mine planning software.
  • Experience in optimising coal schedules and mine economics.
  • Experience with major software packages such as Deswick, Spry, Vulcan or Minex.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional organisation.

Benefits for You
  • A great work life balance.
  • Full time, permanent position in a dynamic organisation.
  • Excellent opportunity for career development.
  • Attractive Salary and relocation package.
  • Opportunity to work for an Industry leader.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this position:
  • Complete the questions in the below application, then click Apply;
  • Attach your Resume. Please note this is a mandatory requirement of the application process


  • is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal people in the workplace. Whitehaven aims for an inclusive workplace that brings both men and women from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants who reflect diversity of gender, culture, experience and skills.

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