Planning Engineer

Gold Fields

Location: Kalgoorlie - Boulder

Job Type: Full time


The mine 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 as well as having a fly-in and fly-out option for those not living locally.

With a 10-year life of mine, stability is also on offer.

Role Details:

Gold Fields – St Ives is currently seeking an Engineer: Planning to join their Technical Services department.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer: Mine Planning, you will be part of a team responsible for safe and efficient production from underground mining operations. You will be responsible for the planning functions of the underground operations to meet all safety, production, and cost targets driven by the short and medium-term plan; and aligned with the strategic goals and objectives of the business.

This role is offered on 8 days on and 6 days off roster and is FIFO from Perth or residential for the local community.

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

  • Stability – strong 10-year life of mine.

  • 6 % Site Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme & Private Health Insurance Allowance.

  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance.

  • Continual training and ability to expand your career.

  • Salary Sacrifice options.

About the role:

  • Prepare level extraction plans and reports to optimize the mining extraction processes and ROI for the business, considering all strategic guidance along with Geological and Geotechnical considerations.

  • Optimize, compile, and effectively communicate the rolling 3 monthly schedule

  • Design development mining instructions required to meet the operational mining schedule, ensuring plans are completed with adequate consideration to ventilation, infrastructure, paste fill, geological and geotechnical requirements.

  • Develop strategic infrastructure plans and schedules with due consideration to mining interactions and budget requirements.

  • Work collaboratively alongside the Production Team providing guidance for weekly scheduling priorities.

  • Assist with project collaboration and coordination across multiple departments including alignment with site plan and schedule.

  • Ensure business success by developing and implementing mine planning systems to ensure safe and economic target delivery.

About you:

  • Completed Tertiary Qualifications in a Mining Engineering or related discipline.

  • WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency or ability to obtain one.

  • Demonstrate strong underground engineering experience, with exposure to all production phases, preferably in gold operations.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and mining software such as Deswik and Ventsim.

  • Current 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 & Quarterly Bonus Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance
  • Continual training and the ability to expand your career
  • Salary Sacrifice options
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