Electrical Engineer

Location: Narrabri Posted Date: November 10, 2019
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Employer Job Id: WHC479 Careermine Job Id: 1819360
About The Organisation
is the leading Australian producer of high-efficiency, low emissions coal, and the dominant player in Australia’s only emerging high-quality coal basin. We help to power highly-developed and emerging economies in Asia where there is strong and growing demand for our product.

We operate six mines in the Gunnedah Basin in North West New South Wales and have developed a reputation for excellence in operations, project delivery and safe and efficient operations. We are proudly local and employ locally-based employees where possible.

Whitehaven is at an exciting stage in its development with a robust development pipeline in both NSW and Queensland and real opportunities for employees to contribute to our strategic growth agenda.

Whitehaven is an ASX100 company committed to recruiting, retaining, and investing in a modern and diverse workforce which values teamwork, respect and recognition. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a healthy, smoke-free workplace.
About The Role
An opportunity exists for an Electrical Engineer to join our Narrabri underground coal team.

Reporting to the Manager of Electrical Engineering you will be responsible for assisting with:
  • Ensuring all site electrical equipment delivers the highest level of safety and performance in compliance with all relevant regulations, codes and standards
  • Ensuring all electrical project work is performed in a safe and efficient manner across the site
  • Formulating and implementing site electrical standards, systems and procedures to achieve company objectives
  • Provide technical engineering support and coordination for capital projects, equipment upgrades and major equipment overhaul
  • Drive operational improvement through analysis of plant performance and subsequent maintenance and equipment reliability activities
  • Ensure equipment, engineering standards and technical solutions add value to the business and meet relevant statutory or regulatory requirements
  • Assist in the budget process for operations and capital works
  • Ensuring adequate contingency planning is available to maintain long term business continuity
  • Leading the development of site’s long-term maintenance strategy
  • Coordination of electrical contracts and contractors and project management
About You or Skills / Experience
The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications, experience and qualities:
  • A tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering
  • A certificate of competency for a NSW Mine Electrical Engineer
  • Previous experience managing repair and maintenance of underground coal mining equipment
  • Previous experience with computer managed maintenance systems for underground mining equipment, preferably Pulse
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skill with explosion protection (EEHA) and High Voltage (Safe Work Practices)
  • Demonstrated leadership in a multi-functional work team environment
  • Demonstrated positive verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrated time management skills


How To Apply
If you are interested in this position:
  • Complete the questions contained in the application below, then click Apply
  • Attach a 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.