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Hard Rock Mining Engineer

Date: Apr 7, 2019

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Company: Hatch

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


  • Full-time, permanent career growth opportunity with a tier-one engineering consultancy
  • Become a valued member of a professional, dynamic and inclusive team
  • Convenient, central CBD office location


We are currently seeking applications from Hard Rock Mining Engineers with underground and open pit experience to work with us as consultants to the Mining Industry. Based out of our Brisbane office, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of fantastic, friendly people and become involved in various mining related studies and projects throughout Australia-Asia.


Ideal candidates will be achievement orientated and team players - with a collaborative approach to problem solving. You will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate your initiative and directly contribute to our business goals – acting independently to resolve issues as required.


Core Functional Tasks & Key Responsibilities of this role include:


  • Undertaking open pit and underground mining studies, including pit optimisation, mine designs, schedules, reserve estimates, equipment selection, labour planning, rehabilitation studies, operating and capital cost estimates as part of a project team
  • Maintaining and developing professional and technical competencies in mining engineering to improve the quality of technical solutions and innovate through an understanding of best practice mining solutions
  • Delivering work within scope, on time and on budget with applied engineering principles
  • Ensuring that the methodology and tools used to undertake mining studies, ore reserve estimates and analysis are appropriate to attain the level of accuracy to meet the client requirements at minimum cost and comply with the appropriate codes
  • Identifying developments in mining practice and analysis techniques which offer opportunity for improved efficiency and business development


Key required skills, experience and attributes:


  • B.Eng. Mining or equivalent tertiary education from a recognized institution
  • Strong mining site experience, covering both production and mine planning environments with exposure to resource planning and scheduling
  • Relevant experience in the hard rock mining environment covering various mining methods in both underground and surface mining would be advantageous


Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency and Business Management qualification (e.g. MBA) would be advantageous. Literacy in one or more mine planning software packages (including, but not limited to: Surpac, Datamine, Deswik, Minex, Whittle, NPV Scheduler, Mine 2-4D, Talpac, Xpac, Super user experience) is also desirable


If you have an real interest in business, an understanding of financial modelling principles and demonstrate the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, we want to hear from you.


Hatch’s offering:


Hatch believes in work-life balance and creating a harmonious, pleasant work environment that allows people to effectively contribute - working productively and flexibly. Working for Hatch you will be provided with many benefits including: attractive remuneration and above statutory superannuation payments; optional salary sacrifice for additional leave, and participation in various employee reward and recognition and health and wellbeing programs (e.g. EAP).


To submit your application please click the "Apply" button below.


Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate.  Hatch also supports and encourages a flexible workplace.  Within Australia, we offer our employees comprehensive benefits, including up to 12 weeks leave per year as part of our Lifestyle Leave Program. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate.

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