Peabody Energy

Mining Engineer

Peabody Energy

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 09/01/2019

Job Category:

Engineering / Mining, Oil & Gas

Job description:
  • Planning and scheduling focus with opportunity for project work
  • Residential role – Live close to home and work
  • Competitive salary and benefits
About the company:
Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.
We offer an inclusive work environment and engage, recognise and develop our employees.
About the role: 
We are currently seeking an Experienced Mining Engineer at our Metropolitan Mine Site. Our Metropolitan mine is an underground coal mining operation located 30 kilometers north of Wollongong in Helensburgh, NSW producing metallurgical coking coal for export and domestic customers.
Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, you will be responsible for optimising the short, medium and long term mine planning process for Metropolitan, ensuring costs, budgets and targets are achieved. 
Duties will include:
  • Planning and scheduling - manage the short, medium and long term scheduling requirements of the mine
  • XPAC underground mine scheduling, data base maintenance and scripting
  • Develop and administer day to day key mine performance indicators and charts
  • Participate in risk assessment process that require technical input in mine planning, ventilation, gas drainage or project management
  • Become a member of the outburst review committee for permit to mine approvals
  • Project manage key activities as required to advance mine development
  • Provide support to other technical service functions
  • Assist in preparation of budget and forecast processes
  • Building relationships with the operational teams to implement designs, plans and schedules in relation with production targets
  • Identifying and implementing productivity improvements and optimising designs to maximise profitability
  • Communicating plans, enabling activities and risk/opportunity to superintendents, managers and other key team members
The lifestyle:
This position is offered on a Monday to Friday roster and can allow for a residential lifestyle.
About you:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • You will need to be a high performing engineer, ideally with 5 years experience as a mining engineer, including sound exposure to Underground operations
  • Proficient in a variety of mine planning software including XPAC, AutoCad, Vulcan and Ventsim, MS Office suite and project management software (Microsoft Project)
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and ability to foster and maintain a positive safety culture
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, a “can do” attitude and able to work with minimal supervision to develop concepts through to implementation
At Peabody, we:
  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life
  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution
  • Are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Offer a reward and recognition program
  • Provide professional and technical development opportunities  
  • Support employees to achieve professional accreditation
Our mission is to create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.
Apply to Peabody today and grow your career with us.
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