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May

Senior Engineer - Scheduling & Costs

Glencore - Mount Isa, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Senior Engineer - Scheduling & Costs

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  • Variety of work options: Residential, FIFO or Remote work
  • Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Utilise multiple mining methods
Queensland Metals – Mount Isa Copper Operations
Mount Isa, QLD, Australia
Ref. No. 35304

Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. Our operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets, and agricultural facilities – supported by a network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.

Our Queensland Metals business operates five mine sites and processing plants plus port and logistics operations, and is a polymetallic business well placed for the future of commodities. We are searching for a motivated, strategic thinking Senior Engineer – Scheduling & Costs, to work in the Mid/Long Term Planning team at our Mount Isa Copper Operation.

The Mount Isa Copper Operation, one of the world’s largest underground copper mines, includes a large sub-level open stoping operation (the deepest mine in the country) and a geologically complex satellite sub-level cave mine. We are currently renewing our focus on strategic/tactical planning to set the operation up for a long and successful future. Several potential future mining projects are currently being studied, such as polymetallic stoping and additional cave areas, and we need to integrate these into our forward plan. The Senior Engineer will work with stakeholders across the value chain to provide input into Life of Asset, Budget and rolling 12-month schedules, a diverse remit that will allow you to provide significant input into setting the path forward for the operation. You will ensure that the Life of Asset strategy integrates through into the successful delivery of the business plan by managing design, schedule and operational risks.

Typically, your role responsibilities will include:
  • Lead and develop a team of two engineers who are there to assist you achieve your goals.
  • The on time delivery of the base case Life of Asset schedule to the Resource Development Department.
  • Own and manage the annual Budget schedule/mine planning process (0 – 4 years) including assumptions alignment, task updates with latest design information, scenario generation, operational and financial engagement, documentation and communication.
  • Each month working with the Execution Scheduling team (0-3 months) to present an achievable rolling 12-month schedule, aligned with Budget, that contains the latest design work and task sequence information from the Medium and Short Term Planning teams.
  • Update and maintain the XERAS cost model to allow the value of schedule scenarios across all time horizons to be determined. Calibrate/reconcile the model using historic information and benchmark cost data across other sites within the business as required for forward scenarios.
  • Bringing people together by encouraging input from key stakeholders into all work completed, and leading the way with a strong understanding of our vision and business strategy.
  • Task sequencing and engagement with operational teams, regular underground inspections.
  • Working with processing/metallurgy teams as part of our integrated business model to maximise value.
About You:

We are looking for a high performing engineer with a solid scheduling or mid/long term planning foundation. You will have significant experience working at underground hard rock operations, including short term planning or operational exposure, supported by a relevant qualification in Mining Engineering. Ideally, your experience will include exposure to multiple underground mining methods including caving. Strong scheduling experience supported by knowledge of mine design (including supporting infrastructure) and financial modelling will allow you to achieve success in this role, and thorough hands on experience with Deswik CAD, SCHED and/or RPMGlobal’s XERAS would be advantageous. You will have the desire to constructively challenge established norms and re-define our processes, systems and team culture. Your ability to demonstrate strong communication (capable of dealing with stakeholders from the Chief Mining Officer through to underground supervisors), problem solving and analytical skills will be key to executing this role well.

What we offer:

As a staff employee of Glencore Mount Isa Mines, you are entitled to a comprehensive range of benefits aimed at attracting and retaining our most valuable asset, our people. Benefits such as training, structured development (professional and personal) and recognition programs are critical to your long-term success. We also offers a competitive remuneration package inclusive of 13% superannuation and a generous incentive scheme, such as rental assistance. The business will support the successful candidate with relocation assistance to Mount Isa to work a family friendly 5:2, 4:3 roster. Alternatively, for the right candidate options for remote work from various Queensland locations with regular site travel, or FIFO would be considered.

Want more information?

Contact David Brock on +61 420 611 160 for a confidential discussion (please note: UTC +10 time zone).

Our mining operation is on land traditionally owned by the Kalkadoon People and we respect their rights and interests. Mount Isa Mines encourages suitably qualified indigenous applicants to apply.

NOTE: We will interview as candidates are identified as suitable for the role, so apply now and don’t miss your opportunity to be considered.

Glencore