Senior Mining Engineer - Olive Downs Complex

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Job Type
Permanent Full Time
Australia - Moranbah, QLD
Engineering - Mining
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About the role

Thiess is seeking an experienced Senior Mining Engineer to join the Technical Services team to deliver high-quality solutions and results at Pembroke Resource’s new project in the Bowen Basin – the Olive Downs Complex.

Pembroke Resource’s Olive Downs Complex is a greenfield project located 40 kilometres south-east of Moranbah which commenced mining operations in mid-2023. Thiess has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver full service mining operations, including mine planning overburden removal, drill and blast, load and haul (Autonomous), water management and rehabilitation as well as construction of the mine infrastructure.

Working an 5/2/4/3-day shift only roster and reporting through to the Technical Services Superintendent, the key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Rollout of efficient medium term mining plans, schedules, and excavator dig & dump designs for the mining operation.
  • Work closely with client mine planning team to coordinate the Thiess plan with an emphasis on a strong collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Provide and implement designs, including pit and dump design, dozer push, rehabilitation, and water management designs.
  • Implementation and compliance of the Weekly Plan and site Safety Health and Environmental standards to ensure safe and sustainable Mine standards.
  • Assessing opportunities to maximising equipment utilisation
  • Assist with in house software and data capture software to run reports as required.

About you

  • Demonstrated commitment to Thiess principles of Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Delivery.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mining or Civil Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 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.
  • 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 positions
  • Thiess’ commitment to ongoing training & development
  • Health & wellbeing rewards program through AIA Vitality
  • Competitive salary
  • Salary sacrifice options - novated leasing
  • Genuine Choice Rosters - (Live Local, DIDO & FIFO)
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products.
  • Opportunity to learn and develop skills through working and collaborating with a large team of experienced mining professionals

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 

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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.  

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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