Senior Mining Estimator

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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Brisbane CBD

Type: Full Time

Posted: 06/07/2019


Our people are central to our success.

With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential.

Join our team of industry leaders – because with us, your skills, knowledge and experience will make a difference to the benefit of our clients, communities and project partners.

About us

With a history since 1934, Thiess is the world’s largest mining services provider. We offer the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities in leading commodities across Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Mongolia. Every day, we optimise the mining lifecycle to create lasting value.

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Mining Estimator to join the Thiess team based in our head office in Brisbane.

About the role

As our next Senior Mining Estimator reporting to the Principal Mining Estimator, you will provide accurate and innovative estimating and costing services for the tendering of new mining projects. In addition to tendering of new work, you will be responsible for applying these same processes to current projects to improve operational and financial effectiveness.

Some of your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Work alongside Mine Planning Engineers to ensure the mine plan is optimised for tendering
  • Analyse actual direct costs and overheads to aid in developing tender costs
  • Analyse site production performance to determine parameters for use within budgets and tenders
  • Develop accurate tenders that are practically oriented with due consideration to the scope of works

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering or Surveying.
  • Previous experience working at a large scale open cut or underground mining operation
  • High proficiency in the application of computer-based estimating systems
  • Understanding of commercial and legal contract conditions
  • Understanding of mining principles, design concepts and operations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software particularly Excel
  • Knowledge of mine operation regulatory and legislative requirements

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision: everyone matters always.

Through this vision, we will build a community where respect, value and thoughtfulness toward each person will underpin their ability to bring their full self to work because here they will be empowered, safe and included.


Thiess' employee benefits program offers choice and flexibility to enhance the lifestyle and wellbeing of our team. With benefits including discounted health insurance, salary packaging and salary continuance insurance we make the health, safety and well-being of our people our absolute priority, and we're focused on ensuring everyone is fit for work and fit for life.

How to apply

This role will provide you with the opportunity to make the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, leadership development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

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