Senior Engineer Mine Design

Location: Groote Eylandt Posted Date: March 24, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 571111210 Careermine Job Id: 1839180
About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

GEMCO is one of the world's largest manganese mining and concentrating operations located on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, accounting for over 20% of the worlds' manganese ore production. GEMCO controls and operates all aspects of mining, processing, logistics and shipping on Groote Eylandt.

About the role

This is an Amazing opportunity to work in a world-class Manganese deposit on a remote island, where you will be involved in the mine planning process from exploration through to product shipping.

You will lead, coach and mentor a team of high skilled and motivated mining engineers within the GEMCO Production Planning team, working collaboratively with planning and operations stakeholders to deliver optimised mine plans.

The short term planning team is responsible for providing detailed production plans for the 1-week to 90-day planning horizon, which provide clear instructions for operations stakeholders to meet production targets in line with HSEC requirements.

Success will look like well-defined and executed planning and scheduling processes that deliver monthly budgeted quantities and annual rehabilitation commitments.

GEMCO is a one hour flight from Darwin and a one hour 20 minute flight from Cairns. GEMCO's facilities include an indoor gym, beachside workout area, swimming pool, golf course, tennis and squash courts, sports oval and scenic walking track.

About you

  • Degree in Mining Engineering or similar qualification such as Civil, Geotechnical, etc.(AusIMM qualification highly regarded)
  • 6+ years Relevant mine planning and operational experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team of engineering professionals
  • Proficiency with MS office and other mining software will be well regarded such as Vulcan, Deswik, ArcGis, Xpac, Xact


Our benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • F amily friendly role on an 4 days on 3 days off roster either based residential on Groote Eylandt, or FIFO from Cairns or Darwin (other roster options may be negotiable for the right candidate)
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan


Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Closing date 6 April 2020.