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Senior Production Planning Engineer

Newmont - Boddington, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
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At Newmont Boddington Gold, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. We pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. We are one of the largest gold producers in Australia and will soon be the World’s First Open Pit Gold Autonomous Haulage operation.

The Benefits

Working a lifestyle and family friendly roster of 5:2:4:3, you will have every second Friday and all public holidays off. Our inclusive and supportive culture, industry competitive remuneration packages including annual performance incentives and gold level health insurance for employees and their families as well as generous parental leave and our employee benefits and development opportunities are just some of the reasons we attract and retain our people.

About The Role

You will be accountable for the creation of, and compliance to the daily and weekly mine plans by the Operations team as well as responsibility for the planning and implementation of improvement projects for the Operations group. You will also manage the development, training and performance of the Production Planning Engineers, providing support and overseeing their daily activities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Generation and implementation of the daily and rolling weekly mine plan within the constraints of the Monthly Mine Plan. Make changes to the mine plans as required compensating for real time events that affect the plan and ensure that all changes are communicated to effected parties.
  • Accountable for the daily and weekly reconciliation of mine plans to measure performance. Ensure systems in place to allow for this reconciliation to occur. Use information to help develop plan and also to give feedback to mining group on areas of improvement required. Communicate reconciliation to required parties.
  • Ensure Production Planning Engineers are organising and checking required designs are set out and adhered to for stockpiles, waste dumps, haul roads, in pit ramps, wall design and projects. Confirm designs are communicated effectively to the Operations and Technical teams for all design and project work.
  • Responsible for the development, training and performance of the Production Planning Engineers.
  • Assist and support the Senior Short Term Planning Engineer with the development and reconciliation of the Rolling Monthly Mine Plan.
  • Be responsible for the planning and implementation of projects as directed by the Superintendent Mine Operation Planning. These may include:
  • improvement of road design or condition;
  • changes to stockpiling design or strategy;
  • implementation of geotechnical projects that affect production;
  • infrastructure design or improvements; and
  • crusher feed improvements.
About You

The following skills and experience will be key to your success in this role.
  • Tertiary qualification – Bachelor of Engineering (Mine) or equivalent.
  • Substantial mine engineering experience in an open pit mining environment including exposure to load & haul and drill & blast roles.
  • Competent mine planning software skills.
  • Experience creating mine plans and associated presentations, reports and reconciliations.
  • Analytical capability and data based decision making.
  • Ability to:-
  • Lead and develop a team of professionals.
  • Problem solve complex issues.
  • Communicate, engage and influence site leaders.
  • Quarry Manager ticket and experience with Autonomous Haulage Fleet system is desirable.
Applications close on Sunday, 21 February 2021.

Our Values and Culture

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.

We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.

More About Newmont

Website: http://www.newmont.com/home/default.aspx

Lifecycle of a Mine: http://lifecycle.newmont.com/

Blog: http://ourvoice.newmont.com/

Annual sustainability report: http://sustainabilityreport.newmont.com/

Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to