Senior Mining Engineer

Location
Newcastle/Gunnedah, AU
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Closes
Feb 12, 2021
Ref
WHC715
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
About
An outstanding opportunity has become available for a Mine Planning professional to join our corporate Technical Services Team at . 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: Senior Mining Engineer - (Newcastle NSW)
Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Provision of technical guidance to onsite Technical and Operational teams.
  • Work with sites to establish and maintain a robust Mine Planning Cycle.
  • Provide long and mid-term planning support.
  • Provide ad-hoc engineering support to sites.
  • Lead the analysis and reporting of mining production data across the organisation.
  • Build cross-functional relationships with operations to support the delivery of production plans and improvements.
  • Help create accurate Life of Mine and Budget Plans.
  • Work with sites to ensure excavation methods are optimised by reconciling plans, actual performance and variations, as they occur.

The successful applicant will most likely possess the following qualifications, experience and qualities:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining or Civil Engineering.
  • Experience using mine planning software.
  • Experience in Mid and Long Term Planning.
  • Drill and Blast Experience.
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets/databases.
  • Experience in optimising coal schedules.
  • Experience with major software packages such as Deswick, Spry, Vulcan or Minex.

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.

    In order to be considered for this position you must currently have the right to work in Australia.

    Please be advised that in the interest of the health of our employees and visitors, all sites are smoke free.

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