Senior Engineer - Mining

Evolution Mining

Location: West Wyalong

Job Type: Full time


Evolution Mining Limited

About us

Evolution Mining has evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Our overriding priority is safety. We dare our people to think differently, we act like owners, and we live our values of safety, accountability, excellence, and respect. We want people’s time at Evolution to be a highlight of their career, forging a company that’s known for sustainable excellence, and attracting the best talent, not only to Evolution, but also to our industry.

Our Cowal Gold Operation is a cornerstone asset located near West Wyalong in central NSW with a leadership team that continually focus on embedding a values driven culture aligned with our company vision to create a premier, global gold company.

A major milestone was achieved at Cowal in 2021 with Board and regulatory approvals received for the development of the Cowal Underground Mine. The development of the Cowal Underground Mine is part of the site goal to produce 350,000 ounces of low-cost gold a year and extend its mine life out beyond 17 years, providing significant economic benefits within the region. The planned capital investment is A$380 million. A concurrent Feasibility Study is also underway, looking to continue open pit mining for a further 10 years, creating a strong Life of Mine inclusive of both open pit and underground mining.

About the role

We have a current opportunity for a Senior Mining Engineer to join the team on a permanent basis. Reporting to Technical Services Superintendent the purpose of this role is to provide Open Pit Mining Engineering expertise.

You will be responsible for safely planning, conducting, and supervising all short term mining engineering designs, plans, and analysis related to, Mine Planning, Drill and Blast, Mine Design, Waste Rock Dumps, Roads, Drains. This advice should be cost effective, functional and of sound design, that meet design criteria, ensure safety of personnel and maximise the recovery of the Reserve.

A key focus will be design, implementation and reviewing quality control / quality assurance specifications and documentation for mining activities, alongside analysis and design of corrective measures to ensure operational continuity.

Experience of ensuring 6 week planning and short term forecasts are aligned to budget and LOM plan is essential as well as Drill and Blast design and performance exposure and ideally, mine and capital project exposure

Safety is paramount in all we do, and you will lead a ‘Safety First’ approach, ensuring regular inspections and health and safety global best practise and culture is implemented, driving initiatives that safely improve and optimise production.

This is a key opportunity managing a team of mining engineers, it is expected you will set clear accountability in accordance with our values of Safety, Excellent, Accountability and Respect, coaching and developing the team to ensure high-performance throughout, providing a culture of accountability and support to help the team realise their career potential.

It us expected you will collaborate with Group SMEs on initiatives where required, participating in Evolution Communities of Practice to share knowledge and experience with other sites, contributing to our broader Net Zero 2050 goal.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will be a seasoned and experienced Mining Engineer, skilled in working with people, relating, and networking along with having an ability to persuade and influence whilst adhering to our principles and values. Ideally you will have experience working in large open pit and underground environments with a track record in delivering results and meeting stakeholder expectations.

Within the role, you will be exposed to almost all parts of our Cowal Gold Operation and be a key member of the Integrated Planning team. It is expected you will have proven experience supported with a tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering (or related discipline) and experience of managing teams, budgets, and cost effectively. To succeed in the role, you will have:

  • A leadership approach that demonstrates behaviours aligned with the Evolution Mining values (Safety, Excellence, Accountability, Respect), models inclusive leadership with a continuous improvement mindset, challenges existing practices, drives positive cultural and performance change focused on identifying cost saving / productivity / safety improvements through direct engagement with our people.
  • Demonstrated experience of an equivalent size Open Cut, with a good understanding of production and advanced Deskwik knowledge.
  • Proven experience of delivering operational efficiency, driving accurate and reliable interpretations/decisions, and implementing best practice in both technical and operational areas.
  • High level communication skills, able to effectively communicate complex process ideas at all levels with a natural ability to build relationships across functions and operations.

Reporting to the Integrated Technical Services Manager, this is a significant opportunity offering competitive remuneration and a comprehensive range of benefits and the opportunity to impact meaningful, positive change whilst developing your technical and management skills, learning and engaging with stakeholders across a breadth of mining operations.

Closing date: 12 February 2023.

This is a significant opportunity to further your professional development at managerial and technical level with an attractive remuneration package including incentive and development programs. We recognise work-life integration and offer flexible working arrangements, subsidised private health insurance and a range of health and wellbeing options providing a stimulating and inclusive work environment.

We thank you for taking the time of submitting your application. For more information, you can contact

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to providing safe and inclusive work environments which allow our employees to be themselves. We support our employees' work-life integration and provide a stimulating environment to foster development and career growth. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

As part of the application process, Evolution will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role.

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