MES is seeking a Senior Planning Engineer to join our client's growing team.

This will be working for a copper focused base and precious metals mining company with a pipeline of organic growth opportunities!

The WA  underground mine has approx. 12 years of mine life with active resource extension and exploration drilling programmes currently underway. 

On offer is a challenging and rewarding role in a supportive team environment. 

Accommodation and meals are provided in a comfortable camp with a swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, Foxtel, beach volleyball, outdoor cricket pitch and tennis courts.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mining engineering or comparable academic qualifications;
  • Proficient in MS Office software, mine design and scheduling software such as Deswik, (favourable but not essential), Datamine, Vulcan or Surpac;
  • Demonstrated expertise with mine scheduling and in particular 12-week scheduling processes;
  • Developed and mature mine design skills;
  • Excellent communication skills with a flexible and adaptable outlook;
  • Able to work constructively and collaboratively with other technical disciplines;
  • Exposure to contractor mining;
  • Sound understanding of modern underground mining practices;
  • Ability to pass National Police Clearance;
  • Dangerous Goods Security Clearance (current);
  • Current “C” Class Drivers Licence (manual).

Position Duties:

  • Confidently undertake scheduling tasks primarily in the 12 week to 12 month (budget) space, with ability to support implementation planning (1-4 weeks) when required;
  • Produce cost effective and practical designs for underground lateral, decline and vertical development;
  • Produce production stope designs and documentation, including detailed stope economic analysis;
  • Review and optimising medium and long term planning designs;
  • Mine Project work as required;
  • Assist in compiling and reviewing Planning and Scheduling Procedures;
  • Contribute towards annual reserves and budget;
  • Daily, Weekly and Monthly reporting of physicals where required;
  • Continual review of current status of production areas and identifying upcoming operational and planning task;
  • Conduct Underground inspections to review the practical implementation of design work;
  • Liaise closely with other technical staff across site as well as Operations and Contractor personnel.
7+ yrs. experience in a mining environment, preferably with one year of hands-on underground experience in a mechanised underground mine across haulage, mine services, drilling and charging.
Current Status
Duty Roster
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