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Senior Mine Planning Engineer

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Brisbane
Engineering - Mining
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With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential. Join our team today.

About the role

As a Senior Mine Planning Engineer at Thiess, you will form part of our high calibre corporate support mine planning team in our Brisbane Head Office. You will apply your Mining Engineering expertise and experience across a range of diverse applications, commodities, regions and mining methodologies, to support our operational projects and our work winning by finding cost-effective solutions for Thiess and our Clients.

In this role, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing mentoring and guidance to mine planning staff across Thiess’ head office and our operational projects
  • Providing advice on technical risks in mine plans and problem solving to implement mitigation strategies
  • Analysing mining operations as a wholistic system and identifying the critical value drivers
  • Providing Thiess projects with fit for purpose and timely mine planning and mine engineering services
  • Raising the profile of Thiess’ technical capabilities with clients and the broader resources market
  • Preparing data for periodic reviews of all critical mine planning inputs and reconciling actual vs planned performance
  • Participating in the development of mine engineering process documents, driving standardisation and governance across the global business
  • Identifying project risks from a technical, HSE and cost perspective during the mine planning phase

Please note that domestic and international (when allowed) travel is a requirement of this role.

About you

This role will best suit someone who has:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant technical discipline (for example Mining, Civil or Mechanical Engineering)
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in Mine Engineering
  • Advanced skills in Spry, Vulcan and Deswik suites of mining planning and mine design software
  • A strategic and innovative approach to problem solving and the ability to define critical value drivers (cost and revenue) within a mining operation
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organisation
  • Practical experience in risk management in mine design and planning
  • Previous experience working with various cultures

About us

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities in which we live and work.

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 allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

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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.

To apply for this role, please follow the below link.

Thiess is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. Applications are open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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Applications close
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