Senior ICT Network Engineer

OZ Minerals

Location: Adelaide

Job Type: Full time


We are an Australian-based modern mining company with a focus on copper. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX100), we own the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine, are currently constructing the ~A$1b Carrapateena copper-gold operation, have operating and exploration holdings in Brazil; as well as a significant pipeline of project opportunities with exploration earn-ins and projects under study.

By 2023 we will be a global, copper-core, Modern Mining Company, delivering superior value with multiple operating assets underpinned by a diverse exploration and project pipeline.

At OZ Minerals Prominent Hill, we value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration. We are a mid-tier mining company so you will not get lost in the crowd or tangled in bureaucracy. Rather, we unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career.

BHP and OZ Minerals

OZ Minerals is now proudly part of BHP, with the acquisition strengthening BHP’s portfolio in copper and nickel, helping to meet the worlds increasing demand for the critical minerals needed for electric vehicles, wind turbines and solar panels, to supporting the energy transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.

In combining our two organisations we will be able to provide more options for growth, bringing new talent and innovation together to unlock these resources in a sustainable way, and deliver value to our shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

Our strategy has and will always be to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. As we work through this transitional period of bringing both organisations safely together, we know that some processes will take longer than others and for now we will be continuing to temporarily recruit roles for our Prominent Hill team within the OZ Minerals recruiting platform.

Your new role:

Reporting to the Supervisor IT, the Senior ICT Network Engineer will deliver senior technical expertise, proactive management and optimisation of our data network and communications assets that meet business needs in support of delivering world class services to our customers.

The Senior ICT Network Engineer is responsible for the quality, performance and support of network products and services used across Prominent Hill to ensure maximum availability and performance to customers.

As the successful candidate you will be an expert analytical thinker with problem solving skills in a technology environment. With proven experience establishing constructive and positive working relationships.

Location: Prominent Hill , South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)

Roster: 8 days on; 6 days off and 4 days on;3 days off

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

How you will create impact:

  • Implementing and maintaining data communications network services, components and associated infrastructure including updates to firmware, configurations, and replacement plans for all network equipment.
  • Maintaining technical documentation, reports, and records regarding infrastructure solutions.
  • Providing technical support, troubleshooting and fault rectification of technical issues related to networking equipment and services within agreed timeframes that reflect business impact and importance.
  • Conducting acceptance tests and commissioning communications systems and equipment.
  • Acting as an interface between the organisation and suppliers/carriers/vendors regarding technical issues.
  • Monitoring the performance of the communications networks in relation to established service level agreements (SLA's) and business needs.
  • Testing, implementing, monitoring and tuning networking software/hardware to ensure optimum systems performance and highlight potential issues.
  • Analysing network traffic data and providing recommendations on performance improvements to network infrastructures as appropriate.
  • Resolution of operational problems with new and existing network communication systems to SLA to ensure customer service levels are always maintained.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in an ICT Network Engineering role
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of ICT Infrastructure Architecture
  • Previous experience and understanding of wired and wireless LAN/WAN networking technologies.
  • Well-developed understanding of service management principles and procedures, ICT service strategies and lifecycle plans.
  • Technical understanding and experience when testing, implementing, monitoring and tuning network software/hardware to ensure optimum system performance and highlight potential issues/risks.
  • Well-developed project management skills to deliver project on agreed schedules with a view to improve current and future management of outputs, outcome, and impact.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Information Technology, Business or Computer Science or equivalent
  • Understanding of Mine Operational Technologies
  • CISCO Certified Network Professional and Security Specialist or comparable qualification
You’ve got this!