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Planning Engineer

Advertiser: Gold Fields Australia3.1 out of 53.1 overall rating (58 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
3 Jan 2019
Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
Work Type
Full Time
Mining, Resources & Energy, Mining - Engineering & Maintenance

Role Details                         

Gold Fields Australia is currently seeking a Planning Engineer to join their Technical Services department at Agnew Gold Mine. 

Reporting to the Senior Engineer: Mine Planning, you will facilitate the safe and optimal extraction of gold from underground mining operations. In compliance with site Environmental and Safety Standards, you will be responsible for all mining aspects including delivering detailed mine planning and designs required to meet short, medium and long term mine plan.  

This role is offered on an 8 days on and 6 days off roster and would be fly in fly out from Perth.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of GFA and ensures that the Vital Behaviours are adhered to at all times
  • Assist the Senior Engineer: Mine Planning with the preparation of Life of Mine (LOM) plans and forecasts
  • Prepare Preliminary Mine Designs with direction from the LOM
  • Prepare Conceptual Mine Designs as geological grade control drilling is completed
  • Assist in briefing production personnel on new stopes being developed and liaise with supervisors with regard to understanding of designs and plans
  • Carry out stope design studies, including ground support and critical path requirements
  • Maintain the forward rolling medium term plan in final design stage, and long term plan in preliminary design stage in Vulcan/Deswik
  • Liaise with Operations personnel to communicate infrastructure requirements for mine areas and create associated action plans, 1 to 12 months, to meet the Budget Schedule
  • Liaise with the Production Engineers with respect to short/medium term schedule implementation
  • Ensure Geologists are aware of stope design deadlines as detailed in the 3 month rolling schedule, so that stope models are presented on time to satisfy planning / production requirements
  • Prepare stope designs and layouts as required to meet the budget schedule, undertake economic evaluations of stopes and mine areas.
  • Ensure mine plans are designed, approved and distributed to support achieving the short, medium and long term forecasts
  • Ensure mine plans are considering all infrastructure requirements
  • Liaise with Ventilation Officer in the development of ventilation circuits for mine design
  • Liaise with Geotechnical department in the preparation of level designs, stope shapes and mining sequence
  • Direct and lead all members of the technical and operational mining team and ensure goal unity through concise communication
  • Apprising the Underground Manager of issues that may affect safe and efficient production through frequent communication in an appropriate manner
  • Comply with and undertake additional / alternative responsibilities as reasonably requested by Senior Engineer: Mine Planning

Key factors to your success include;

  • Tertiary Qualifications in a Mining Engineering or a related discipline
  • WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency or ability to obtain
  • More than 5 years underground engineering experience, with exposure to all production phases preferably gold
  • Exposure to Microsoft office and mining software such as Deswik, Vulcan and Ventsim
  • Valid WA “C” Driver’s License

Interested parties should submit a detailed curriculum vitae to:

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