Mining Engineer

Location: Roy Hill Posted Date: November 14, 2017
Employer: Downer EDI Limited
Employer Job Id: 544874 CareerMine Job Id: 1393261

Who we are


Downer is a diversified engineering and services business. With over 19,000 employees we build strong relationships of trust with our customers, truly understanding and predicting their needs and bringing them world leading insights and solutions.

Our Mining division is Australia’s leading diversified mining contractor. As part of this team you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to provide safe, ethical and environmentally conscious outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Position summary


Downer EDI Mining continues to strive forward on the $500 million mining services contract for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project. The contract is for the provision of supplementary mining services to the Roy Hill Iron Ore mine for a period of four and a half years which includes the following:

  • Pre-Stripping
  • Drill & Blast
  • Load & Haul of Overburden and Ore

Downer EDI Mining commenced infrastructure construction in early 2014, and is now moving forward into full-scale mining.

We are currently seeking a Mining Production Engineer at our Roy Hill operations. Reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer, your key focus will be to ensure that all aspects of mining are compliant to contractual obligations. You will be involved in Drill & Blast aspects, short term mine planning (3 months) and responsible for monitoring and analysis of production activities in relation to targets and contractual KPI's. Your responsibilities will also include preparation and QA of the claim as well as impact analysis regarding variations to the short term plan. Cost analysis, control and reporting will also become a responsibility of the role over time, reporting internally and driving optimisation of the operation on a cost basis. We are looking for a self-starter, someone who will provide continuous improvement and has the ability to develop the processes, systems and outputs that define the role.

This is a Fly in Fly out role ex Perth, with a highly appealing 8/6 roster offering a healthy work/life balance and includes excellent on site living facilities.

About you

  • Demonstrated experience in mining and contracts engineering functions, ideally 3-5 years
  • Substantial Drill & Blast experience
  • Exposure to Mine Design Software, ideally Vulcan
  • Proficient in Microsoft software and database management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise with a broad spectrum of people
  • Relevant Engineering tertiary qualifications

What we offer

  • Solid technical services team and leadership group
  • Be a part of the real day to day operational elements with a respected contractor
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • 8-6 roster with an excellent benefits package
  • An overriding commitment to Zero Harm
  • Supportive work environment with career development prospects

This is an exciting opportunity for you to further your career with a growing organisation at a new premier iron ore site with a well-equipped accommodation facility.

The new accommodation village will offer modern ensuited rooms with flat screen TV's, Foxtel, internet and a quality meals service. Resort style facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, beach volleyball and basketball courts.

Working on an 8:6 Roster, this role will be site based with competitive remuneration, safe working conditions and the opportunity to work for one of Australia's Premier Mining Contractors.

This role is being sourced directly by Downer EDI Mining and not through recruitment agencies. All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

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