Senior Underground Mine Planning Engineer

Gold Fields

Location: Kalgoorlie - Boulder

Job Type: Full time


St Ives is located on the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, which forms part of the Yilgarn Craton in Western Australia. It is a highly mineralised granite-greenstone terrain with world-class deposits of gold and nickel. St Ives has produced more than 10.5 million ounces of gold, with the first major gold mining expedition commencing in the mid-1980s.

St Ives Gold Mine operates mainly on a residential basis, with employees either living in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie.

Role Details:

Reporting to the Unit Manager: Technical Services (St Ives), you will be responsible for facilitating the optimal extraction of gold ore from mining operations through the provision of comprehensive underground mine planning, design, evaluation, and scheduling that achieves the requirements of the business in alignment with EHS standards.

Safety is a core value at Gold Fields, and we expect all levels of employees to always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of our company.

This role is offered on 8 days on, 6 days off roster, and is FIFO from Perth or residential from Kambalda or Kalgoorlie.

Benefits include:
Gold Fields has a vast array of benefits including:

  • Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Annual Bonus plus Long Term Cash Incentive Plan
  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance
  • Virgin Velocity reward points
  • Continual training and the ability to expand your career

Duties of the role:

  • Assist the Unit Manager: Technical Services to set the strategic direction and short to mid-term production targets for the Invincible Underground Mine
  • Ensure the business can make informed decisions by identifying, planning, and communicating extraction strategies, critical paths, and high risk areas as part of an iterative scenario planning process
  • Create, support, and manage underground short to medium term mine design, scheduling, and evaluation work, including the design of all aspects of an underground mine including ventilation, dewatering, backfill, electrical and other infrastructure
  • Establish and maintain regular, clear, and concise communication with all stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of budget plans and schedules
  • Produce accurate, and timely, quarterly and monthly schedules aligned with the Business Plan and LoM Strategy
  • Manage, support, and help grow planning team members for future success
  • Develop and maintain mine planning systems and standards-aligned to St Ives and Gold Fields corporate processes as well as all applicable statutory requirements.

About You:

You will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering
  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency
  • Extensive underground mining experience with excellent knowledge in the fields of production, ventilation, projects, paste fill, planning, and scheduling
  • Exposure to a variety of different ore body types and models – preferably utilising long hole open stoping mining methods with paste fill
  • Contractor management of mining service providers' experience
  • Demonstrated exposure to Microsoft Office, Deswik CAD, and Scheduler software
  • Valid Driver’s License

Applications can be submitted via:

We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

  • Stability - -10 year mine life
  • 6 % Site Allowance
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Long TermBonus Plan
  • Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance
  • Virgin Velocity reward points
  • Continual training and the ability to expand your career
  • Salary Sacrifice options
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