Engineer, Mining

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Job Type
Permanent Full Time
Austraila - Bowen, QLD
Engineering - Mining
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About the role

We are currently seeking a Mining Engineer to join our high-performing team at our QCoal Northern Hub; situated about 100km South-west of Bowen in the friendly lifestyle location of the beautiful Whitsunday Coast of Queensland and only a few minutes from the township of Collinsville. 

Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent, you will be required to work collaboratively in the delivery of high-quality solutions and results for our open-cut coal mine site.

Key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Use your scheduling skills to produce Short/Medium Term schedules for the Northern Hub and produced optimised Short/Medium Term mining plans.
  • Utilise your design skills to develop rolling weekly excavator plans and schedules for the mining operation.
  • Provide and implement designs, including pit and dump design, dozer push, rehabilitation and water management designs.
  • Coordinate plans and schedules and monitoring of actual progress with benchmarks.
  • Assist in the management of the weekly dig/dump plans.
  • Implementation and compliance of the Weekly Plan and site Safety Health and Environmental standards to ensure safe and sustainable mine standards.
  • Provide information to relevant staff to assist in the End of Month reporting requirements.
  • Providing guidance and input into the drill and blast requirements
  • Assessing opportunities to maximising equipment utilisation
  • Assist with in house software and data capture software to run reports as required.
  • Utilise your skills to continually aim for innovative solutions.

About you

  • Prior experience working as a mining engineer on an operational open-cut coal mine
  • Bach of Engineering (Mining or Civil)
  • Proficient in MS Office and mine design, planning and scheduling packages including Vulcan, Deswik, Spry / XPAC / XACT highly desired
  • Experience in Spry will be advantageous
  • Planning, design and scheduling skills
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Authorisation to work within Australia

  What Thiess can do for you 

  • 5/2 Monday to Friday Roster with monthly RDO's
  • Residential housing provided in Collinsville or the beautiful coastal town of Bowen
  • Help to grow your career, offering diverse and varied opportunities for advancement
  • A range of corporate discounts, including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products
  • Salary sacrifice options for novated leasing
  • Referral bonus program - earn $2,500 for a successful referral *T&Cs apply
  • Eligibility for annual bonus scheme as well as the QCNH six monthly retention payment

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 – 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.

Learn more

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hind – Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor on

How to apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or the link below.

Thiess follows a Pre-Employment Process for all successful applicants, which includes two employment references, a National Police Check and a medical assessment. These checks are essential to your application, and your recruiter will support you through the process.

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