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Principal Mining Engineer - Metalliferous

YanCoal - Sydney, NSW

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About the Business

Yancoal Australia boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland. Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Yancoal is embarking on a commodity diversification strategy and requires experienced personnel to support this strategy.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Mining Engineer, you will be a part of a dynamic and motivated team. The Principal Mining Engineer – Metalliferous provides leadership and expertise in technical, operational and financial functions relating to Mining Engineering with respect to both underground and open pit metalliferous operations, major projects and merger & acquisition activities.

In addition, the Principal Mining Engineer – Metalliferous is responsible for:
• Providing mining technical expertise to support senior Company management in the assessment of potential acquisitions or mergers.
• Work closely with the exploration team to assess deposits for mining potential following completion of drilling programs and to guide further work.
• Lead major studies in the mining engineering function to ensure the mine plan strategy is robust, optimised and deliverable.
• Assist relevant sites with technical advice and peer reviews.
• Provide technical advice to other Corporate functions as required.
• Assist in integration tasks for newly acquired assets.
• Assist in the annual JORC Ore Resource and Reserve estimating and reporting as required.
• Prepare internal and external reports as required.

Skills and Experience

• A bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
• Previous experience as a JORC Competent Person is highly regarded.

• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in technical or operational roles of large metalliferous mines.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior technical role with exposure to both Underground and Open Pit.
• Experience in Nickel, Lithium and Copper is highly regarded.

• Demonstrated technical ability in strategic mine planning.
• Exposure to mining project evaluation.
• Solid people management skills and experience in roles where influencing people is a critical skill.
• Proven track record of innovative problem solving.
• Proven ability to undertake methodical, accurate and timely analysis of data and other information.
• Good understanding of mine planning software including their applications and limitations.
• Strong teamwork, planning and organisational skills.
• High regard for attention to detail including an advanced level of report writing skills.

Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees. The following benefits are available to eligible salaried employees:
• Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
• Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
• Salary Sacrifice Options
• Employee Assistance Programs
• Educations Assistance
• Service Recognition
• Paid Parental Leave Provisions

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.