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Senior Mine Engineer

NR Resources - Larrakeyah, NT

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


Rare opportunity to join an Australian iron ore producer during the early stages of operations and support the project into steady state production

Nathan River Resources is an Australian next iron ore producer.

The company has recently updated its Mineral Resource and Ore Reserves for the Roper Bar Iron Ore Mine, located 50 km inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. Nathan River has consolidated the entire ‘pit-to-port’ logistics chain, including open pit mines and infrastructure, private haul road, ship loading facilities and transhipping marine vessels. Iron ore mining and export operations commenced in Q4 2020.


This position is a rare opportunity to join Australia’s newest iron ore producer during the early stages of operations and support the project into steady state production and future expansion.

Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent, the Senior Mine Engineer will provide strong leadership and deliver sound technical input to the mining and planning process for the Roper Bar Iron Ore Project.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Oversee mining contractor short term planning while developing medium and long term planning activities
  • Supervise and ensure compliance of the mining contractor in their day to day activities
  • Coordinate mine engineering activities with production, surveys, geology and drill and blast
  • Ensure production processes comply with quality control standards
  • Oversee the optimisation of drill and blast designs
  • Oversee planning of the dewatering system in the pit
  • Monitor and report on production performance against plan


We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior Mine Engineer with a proven track record of achieving outstanding results in a dynamic environment. You will have strong analytical ability and attention to detail and be able to work collaboratively across various mining disciplines.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in mining engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in a mining environment, preferably with iron ore
  • Strong knowledge of Surpac and OPMS
  • Current C class drivers license
  • Member AusIMM or similar
  • Quarry Manager’s ticket (desirable)


This is a permanent position based at the Roper Bar Iron Ore Mine in the Northern Territory.

The position will operate on a FIFO basis from any capital city in Australia on a 12 days on / 9 days off roster rotation.


A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate which includes participation in the company’s STI scheme.

This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly professional leader to provide crucial leadership while delivering superior outcomes for the Roper Bar Iron Ore Mine.

Nathan River Resources is committed to the principal of equal opportunity and provides a workplace where all employees are treated fairly, with respect and where each person’s talent and contribution is maximised.


When submitting an application please include a cover letter and current resume. All applications will be handled in strict confidence.

Queries can be directed to Linda Rogers on 0409 769 766 or to [email protected]

You must have the right to work and live in Australia to be considered for this position.

Please note: Interviews may commence prior to the advertised close date
Candidates will be considered via direct application only.
Recruitment Consultancies are respectfully requested not to submit applications for this role.