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Senior Mining Engineer

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Whitehaven Coal

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Disciplines: Mining Engineering

Remuneration:

Location: Narrabri

Type: Full Time Permanent

Posted: 06/07/2019

Whitehaven Coal is the leading Australian producer of high-efficiency, low emissions coal, and the dominant player in Australia’s only emerging high-quality coal basin. We help to power highly-developed and emerging economies in Asia where there is strong and growing demand for our product.

We operate six mines in the Gunnedah Basin in North West New South Wales and have developed a reputation for excellence in operations, project delivery and safe and efficient operations. We are proudly local and employ locally-based employees where possible.

Whitehaven is at an exciting stage in its development with a robust development pipeline in both NSW and Queensland and real opportunities for employees to contribute to our strategic growth agenda.

Whitehaven is an ASX100 company committed to recruiting, retaining, and investing in a modern and diverse workforce which values teamwork, respect and recognition. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a healthy, smoke-free workplace.

About The Role

An opportunity has become available for a Senior Mining Engineer to join our Narrabri Underground operation.

Reporting to  General Manager Technical Services Manager, this role is responsible for:

  • Developing and managing the medium to long term plans 
  • Monitoring the performance of ventilation and gas drainage and provide options for the improvement
  • Managing the approvals process to ensure continuity of production
  • Providing mining engineering support to new projects

About You 

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Extensive experience in a Mining Engineering or Operational role
  • Extensive experience in the underground coal mining industry
  • Ventilation, gas drainage and longwall mining experience
  • Operational and project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Superior reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a variety of tasks
  • Honesty and integrity

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