Senior Mine Engineer - Planning


Location: Sir Samuel

Job Type: Full time


IGO is a purpose led organisation with strong, embedded values and a culture of caring for our people and our stakeholders. We believe we are Making a Difference by safely, sustainably and ethically, delivering the products our customers need to advance the global transition to decarbonisation.

Roster: 8:6 or 8:6 / 4:3, FIFO full-time permanent

Location: Cosmos Nickel Project, FIFO ex Perth (or DIDO from surrounding areas)

Key Benefits: 12% Superannuation, significant bonus opportunity, share options, private health insurance, flexible work options, 26 weeks paid parental leave, volunteer leave + more.


At IGO, our people are important to us. We are bold, passionate, fearless and fun – a smarter, kinder, and more innovative team. We come from a range of places, backgrounds and experience and we are excited about what we can achieve together. When you join us we will invest in your career and your development, to ensure you achieve your goals, now and into the future. That is the IGO difference.


Exciting things are happening at IGO, including the development of the Odysseus Underground Nickel Mine at our Cosmos Operation near Leinster in Western Australia. Once in production, Odysseus will deliver high quality nickel concentrates into the global nickel market which is growing rapidly driven by demand for nickel rich lithium-ion batteries.

We are seeking a Senior Mine Engineer - Planning to join the Technical Services team at Cosmos.

This is a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in the development, commissioning and ramp up of the underground mine.

You will have the opportunity to lead the design and scheduling of new work areas and life-of-mine infrastructure including the hoisting shaft and associated material handling system.

Reporting to the Superintendent - Technical Services the focus of this role is to lead a team of mine planning engineers to perform underground mine design and scheduling functions.

Key accountabilities will also include:

  • Undertaking long-term mine scheduling activities including life-of-mine and budget scheduling;
  • Undertaking underground design and evaluation work including stoping area, lateral development and vertical development designs;
  • Supervising a team of mine planning engineers to perform stope, level and development designs and deliver medium term mine schedules;
  • Develop, implement and maintain appropriate mine planning processes and methods of work to support the ramp up of the operation;
  • Engage and manage external consultants where required to support mine planning works.


We are on the hunt for a strong collaborator and communicator who:

  • Possesses a relevant tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering;
  • Has significant underground mine design and scheduling experience with sound knowledge of underground stoping operations, ventilation and pastefill;
  • Has excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and engage at all levels within the business;
  • Is self-motivated and well organised to ensure the timely delivery of projects;
  • Possesses advanced Deswik Software skills (both CAD and Scheduling);
  • Has a C Class Drivers Licence and National Police Clearance; and,
  • Has a First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency, or the ability to obtain one.

If you would like to be part of the IGO journey to deliver clean energy metals for a sustainable future, please click “Apply” and submit an up-to-date resume along with a covering letter.

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We believe in a world where people’s power makes amazing things happen. Where technology opens up new horizons and clean energy makes the planet a better place for every generation to come. We have big aspirations to explore, develop, produce, and partner to achieve our strategy to become a globally relevant, premium producer of energy storage and distribution minerals.

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