Senior Mining Engineer

Job Description

Make your mark with Thiess 

Everyday, all around the world, Thiess supports and celebrates our people. We recognise talent and reward transparency. We champion diversity and embrace change. 

Join us. Hone your skills and develop new ones. Take on big challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration and empowerment. 

Thiess is the place to make things happen.

About the role

As Senior Mining Engineer at Lake Vermont, you will be responsible for the development and rollout of efficient mining plans, schedules and excavator dig and dump designs. As the facilitator of the planning process, the role requires strong collaboration with key stakeholders. This role will also work with the corporate and client mine planning teams to provide designs, and schedules to support the execution of the mine plan.

Additionally, you will:

  • Optimise designs, schedules and fleet mix across the planning horizon to deliver for the business and client,
  • Work closely with the corporate and client mine planning teams to coordinate the Thiess plan,
  • Work with key stakeholders on short-term planning & operational issues,
  • Communicate any changing plans across the wider team,
  • Develop strong working relationships with the operations team,
  • Weekly and Monthly production reporting,
  • Lead, coach and mentor team members

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mining or Civil Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years’ operational mining engineering experience (open cut preferred).
  • Experience with MS Office, Vulcan, XPAC or SPRY, Deswik, 3D Dig or similar software
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a small team environment.
  • Experience leading and developing teams
  • A commitment to the best practice of health and safety at all times
  • Excellent behavioural, time management, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.

What Thiess can do for you

  • Permanent full-time position working a 9 day fortnight (5/2 4/3)
  • Competitive salary package + site allowance
  • Eligibility for annual bonus scheme
  • Full camp facilities and meals provided
  • Individual flexibility arrangements on offer - (Live Local, FIFO or DIDO)
  • Thiess’ commitment to ongoing training & development as part of delivering a modern autonomous mine
  • Health & well-being rewards program through AIA Vitality
  • Salary sacrifice options – flights and novated leasing
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products. 

About us

Thiess works with clients in Australia, Asia and the Americas in the dynamic field of open-cut and underground mining.

The pioneering spirit of our founders – the legendary Thiess brothers and their families – is our legacy, and inspires our vision to harness the power of people and technology to drive sustainable change.

At Thiess, you will have the opportunity to play a part in the global energy transition. We are growing our commodities portfolio to include metals and minerals critical to the energy transition, and developing services to enable sustainable mining.

We’re creating a culture of curiosity, knowledge-sharing, and continuous learning – supporting our people to contribute to Thiess’ success and continued growth in sustainable mining.

We’ll support you to hone your skills and develop new ones, take on challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration and empowerment. We offer our people ongoing technical training and development opportunities so they can reach their full potential. We also invest in the workforce of the future, with a range of programs for people starting their careers.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to enable our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered.

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