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Principal Electrical Engineer

Anglo American - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Excellence is the vision. You’ll make it a reality.

We’re looking for an experienced and RPEQ qualified Principle Electrical Engineer who shares in our values and our belief in a better future for mining. Could that be you?

Metallurgical Coal Australia
Metallurgical coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world. In Australia, we operate two open cut and three underground metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, every year producing millions of tonnes of the highest quality hard coking coal for this purpose.

Job Description

As our Principal Electrical Engineer you will focus on ensuring the continuation of innovative growth with our technical developments and management of our Electrical Engineering disciple across Metallurgical Coal (Met Coal), ensuring they are compliant with the statutory requirements contained within the Coal Mining Act and Regulations, other regulatory and standard related requirements.

  • Ensure continuation of innovation across development of our Electrical Engineering Quality Management System, processes, procedures and routines within Metcoal for explosion protection, hazardous area, and safety critical electrical protection systems with respect to quality, certification, verification, compliance, governance, maintenance and overhaul
  • Identifying and delivering improvements that support a step change in performance across the Met Coal Business Unit
  • Securing synergies across electrical engineering activities through identification and transfer of leading practice and driving collaboration within the Met Coal Business Unit
  • Providing quality technical advice/expertise to the Met Coal Business Unit as required, including review of major plans and proposals
  • Manage the compliance and assurance to Anglo American Technical Standards relating to Electrical Engineering
  • Reviews safety critical electrical protection systems across Metcoal inclusive of inspection, verification and certification regimes


To be successful in this role, you will hold tertiary qualifications in Electrical Engineering and be RPEQ qualified. You will have extensive Underground Maintenance and Systems experience gained across a number of mining operations and will have a demonstrated ability to apply technology and innovation to drive improvements in operational performance. You will also possess a high level of critical strategic thinking, planning and complex problem-solving skills. Strong communication, collaboration and influencing skills will be key to your success in the role.

This is a Monday to Friday, Brisbane based role with the expectation of travel to site to facilitate effective execution of role objectives.

Who we are?
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Background checks
Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

Inclusion and Diversity
We strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all vacant positions.

How We Are Committed To Your Safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Closing Date
30 March 2021

Please note, screening and interview may take place prior to closing date - applications may also close before this date.

Recruitment Agencies
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal does not accept unsolicited applications from Recruitment Agencies.