Senior Specialist / Engineer - Mining Operations

Cadia Valley Operations, Australia
Aug 03, 2022
Sep 02, 2022
Full Time
Discover what's possible with us

It's an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest's growth journey as we expand our operations both locally and abroad. At Cadia you will play a part in the expansion of our Tier 1 operation; developing Cadia into one of the largest, safest, most cost effective and technologically advanced block caving mines in the world.

Operations near and far

Cadia Valley Operations is located in Central Western New South Wales, approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional township of Orange and a convenient three hours from the capital city of Sydney. Employees reside in varied accommodation options in and around the district of Orange with the surrounding area's occupied by wineries, stone fruit orchards, farming and national parks.

Employees have access to the area's wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector with a modern well-equipped regional hospital, excellent educational facilities, shopping, large selection of sport and recreation options, transport and other services such as childcare.

Who we're looking for

As a qualified Mining Engineer, you will be key a member of the project team. Working closely with the Operations Superintendents, you will help lead the mining team in the safe and cost-effective delivery of our current and future caves.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Delivering the future caves of Cadia in a safe, cost-effective manner in line with milestone delivery dates and with an owners' mindset
  • Collaborating with site and key stakeholders to ensure shared outcomes are considered and adequately managed
  • Provide necessary inputs and support to the scheduling team
  • Updating and maintaining procedures and processes
  • Conduct risk assessments and assist in risk management
  • Chair the daily project performance meeting
  • Assist in co-ordinating and monitoring the performance of contractors
  • Provide coverage for Superintendents and Mine Foreman
  • Supervise Specialist - Drills
  • Develop and implement on-going continuous improvement initiatives

Our ideal candidate will have a relevant Mining degree qualification and worked in both scheduling and drill and blast roles. It will also be considered advantageous to have a NSW Mining Engineering Manager certificate of competence, or the ability to gain one.

We are looking for a team-oriented individual who has:
  • A strong commitment to workplace health and safety, and an ability to foster alignment and integration of key stakeholders to Newcrest safety culture and values.
  • A strong background in development mining, drill and blast, aswell as past experience in caving.
  • A strong commitment to business improvement and maximising performance through bottom up initiatives.

Our commitment to you

Keeping our people safe and healthy is our most important asset. Our commitment to safety, health and wellbeing is supported by systems and standards that embed our safety culture.

You will be supported and be a key member of an amazing team with industry leading practices and endless possibilities to further your career through a truly unique and specialised role.

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.