Principal Mining Engineer

Gold Fields Australia Pty - AUS - FEED
Perth Office, Australia
Closing date
Sep 4, 2022

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Engineering, Mining Production
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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Role Details:

Reporting to Vice President: Technical, you will be responsible for providing strategic and operational direction and guidance to the mine operations, mine infrastructure and mine planning functions within the Australasia region. As part of the Technical Leadership team, you will have valuable input into the strategic and tactical actions and direction within the region through alignment to the Gold Fields strategy and objectives.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role is offered on a 5 days on 2 days off roster (Monday - Friday) at our Perth corporate office on a permanent basis, with travel to site from time to time For this role we will consider full-time, part-time or job share options. Flexible working arrangements are available after a qualifying period for the right candidate.

Benefits include:
  • Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Short term annual bonus and long-term incentive scheme
  • Retention bonus
  • Flexible work arrangements on offer
  • Educational assistance

About the role:
  • Review systems, policies, procedures and resources across mining core and sub-functions and support functions, recommending improvements to align with the short and long term demands of the region;
  • Identify best practices and assist in planning and operations for and implementation across all Australasia operations;
  • Remain aware and informed of best practices within the industry through industry contacts, networking, and events;
  • Ensure current practices and strategic planning of mining and mine planning aspects take cognisance of existing and future regulatory requirements and sustainable development principles;
  • Provide technical support and advice to operational mining and mine planning personnel across the region in general operational activities, specialist needs and infrastructure application;
  • Identify and manage appropriate external resources providing technical assistance and advice to operational personnel in areas of specialist needs;
  • Provide input into mining technical studies and projects;
  • Review, track, and report on operational performance of the mining operations across the region including auditing of critical mining risks and Mine Operating Systems.

About you:
  • Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or similar
  • Extensive mining experience diversified in mine planning and operational roles inclusive of open pit and underground operations
  • Exposure to mine operations in the form of senior mine engineering roles
  • Broad exposure to various mining methods

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We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.
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