Senior Mining Engineer - Block Cave Establishment

Newcrest Mining

Location: Orange

Job Type: Full time


Discover What’s Possible with Us

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest’s growth journey as we expand our operations both locally and abroad. At Cadia you will play a part in the expansion of our Tier 1 operation developing Cadia into one of the largest, safest, most cost effective and technologically advanced block caving mines in the world.

Operations near and far

Cadia Valley Operations is located in Central Western New South Wales, approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional township of Orange and a convenient three hours from the capital city of Sydney. Employees reside in varied accommodation options in and around the district of Orange with the surrounding area’s occupied by wineries, stone fruit orchards, farming and national parks.

Employees have access to the area’s wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector with a modern well-equipped regional hospital, excellent educational facilities, shopping, large selection of sport and recreation options, transport and other services such as childcare.

Who we’re looking for

As a Senior Mining Engineer, you will be leading the mining engineering team in the planning and delivery of our future caves. Key responsibilities will include:

Technical / Operational

  • Responsibility for delivery of properly completed and reviewed designs and planning for establishment and growth of caves
  • Collaborate with operations leadership for best outcomes
  • Lead the short-term planning team for underground operations and drill and blast on the cave footprint
  • Provide inputs into Weekly, Monthly, and Long-term Schedules
  • Lead in identifying, reporting, and making recommendations on critical paths, bottlenecks, and key milestones

People and Planning

  • Leadership, mentoring and supervising junior mining engineers
  • Collaborating with execution, project stakeholders and the Integrated Planning team to maximise effectiveness and optimise delivery of new block caves
  • Evaluate and prioritise the work of the team to deliver in both the short and long term
  • Succession planning (upskilling others); and recruiting for positions with team
  • Continuous improvement – ability to recognize and influence positive change for the team

Our ideal candidate will have a relevant Mining degree qualification, but this is not essential. It will also be advantageous to have a NSW Mining Engineering Manager certificate of competence, or the ability to gain one.

We are looking for a team-oriented individual who has


  • A strong commitment to workplace health and safety, and an ability to foster alignment and integration of key stakeholders to Newcrest Safety culture and values.
  • The ability to lead an inclusive mine engineering team in the successful delivery of our future caves
  • Qualified Mining Engineer >5 years’ relevant experience in design and operations; preferably with exposure to a large-scale underground mining operations
  • Competent in the use of Deswik mining software packages
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) towards management and to operational levels
  • Ability to think strategically and effectively collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • The ability to work and lead the team autonomously

Highly Advantageous

  • Experience at caving operations – specifically on the footprint during block/panel cave establishment
  • A strong commitment to business improvement and maximising performance through bottom-up initiatives

Our commitment to you

Keeping our people safe and healthy is our most important asset. Our commitment to safety, health and wellbeing is supported by systems and standards that embed our safety culture.

Look around and you’ll discover opportunities to explore different pathways.

Supported by development programs and guided by our leaders, you’ll learn and grow in your time with us.

Keeping our people safe and healthy is our most important asset. Our commitment to safety, health and wellbeing is supported by systems and standards that embed our safety culture.

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.


You’ve got this!