Engineer : Planning

Gold Fields

Location: Leinster

Job Type: Full time


Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, South Africa, Ghana, Peru, Canada and Chile.

Gold Fields' mining assets in the Australia region (GFA) include a 100% interest in the St Ives, Agnew and Granny Smith mines and a 50:50 interest in the Gruyere JV project with Gold Road Resources.

Situated in the Eastern Goldfields region, our Agnew mine site is 23 kilometres west of Leinster, 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie and nearly 1,000 kilometres north-east of Perth. Acquired in 2001, Agnew Gold Mine produces over 250,000 ounces of gold per annum & is leading the way in the transition to renewable power for off-grid mining operations. The Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project is Australia’s largest hybrid renewable energy microgrid and the first to utilise wind generation at a mine site.

Role Details:

Reporting to the Senior Engineer: Mine Planning at Agnew, you will be responsible for facilitating the safe and optimal extraction of gold from underground mining operations. In compliance with site environmental and safety standards, you will be responsible for all mining aspects, including delivering detailed mine plans and designs required to meet short, medium and long term mine plan. The incumbent, with several years in underground operations, is experienced with most aspects of underground mining such as Drill & Blast, Load & Haul, Mine Ventilation and Mine Services to the point where they can guide junior professionals in their development journey.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role is offered on an 8 days on 6 days off roster and is Fly in Fly out from Perth.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme

  • Increased annual leave entitlements

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Long service leave pro rata after 5 years of continuous service

  • Educational assistance

About the role:

  • Assist in preparation of medium- and long-term plans and forecasts;

  • Prepare underground design optimisation, level and stope designs, and level extraction notes;

  • Ensure mine plans are completed considering ventilation, infrastructure and pastefill requirements;

  • Prepare the 3-month rolling schedule and report on end-of-month compliance to plan;

  • Assist in briefing production personnel on new stopes being developed and liaise with Supervisors;

  • Maintain medium-term plan in the final design stage, and long term plan in the preliminary design stage in Deswik;

  • Liaise with the Production Engineers for short term schedule implementation;

  • Direct and lead all members of the technical and operational mining team and ensure goal unity through concise communication.

About you:

  • You will have a tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or a related discipline

  • Ability to obtain WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency

  • Proven underground engineering experience, with exposure to all production phases, preferably gold

  • Experience in mentoring and developing the capability of junior and graduate engineers

  • Microsoft office, Deswik CAD experience is an advantage

  • Exposure to Deswik Scheduler and Ventsim is desirable

  • Current WA Dangerous Goods Card

  • Valid manual WA Driver’s Licence

Applications can be submitted via:

Gold Fields is committed to achieving an inclusive workforce. We recognise that the diverse talent of our people will ultimately determine our growth, performance and success. We strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

At Gold Fields we work together as a team to deliver excellent results and take pride in what we do. We actively seek input from others and truly believe that diverse views improve the quality of our work. We work hard, so when the business achieves its goals, employees can share in better salary increases and bonuses, and we have more money to invest in communities and ongoing renewable energy projects.

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