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Specialist Mine Planning Engineer

Job No. 793379
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Location Australia - Queensland
Categories Engineering/Ingeniería, Mining/Mina, Geotechnical/Geotecnia, Planning & Technical/Area Tecnica y Planificacion
Published | E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close | E. Australia Standard Time

At BHP Billiton we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of businesses and commodities, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees are enabled to reach their full potential, where they feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the skills and abilities of our people are a key differentiator of our success.

Come and be a part of this success.


About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Operations Planning, as a Specialist Mine Planning engineer you will be engaged in providing designs, scheduling and execution direction around the +1 to 12 week time frame to our Broadmeadow Operation. Use your already solid mine planning skills and experience in this busy and challenging short-term mine planning role to develop effective working relationships with the operational teams, in order to ensure the efficient execution of your plans and schedules.

This is a great opportunity to hone your mine planning skills as you gain exposure to a variety of planning processes. There is also a component of this role that will support the geology and geotechnical function. Based at Broadmeadow Mine, this is a busy role within a small, friendly team with access to a supportive, inclusive and results-oriented leadership team.

In this role you will:

  • Prepare designs and schedules for longwall, development and production support;
  • Facilitate Short Range Forecast and Authority To Mine processes;
  • Geology and geotechnical data entry and presentation;
  • Liaise with off-site planning functions and neighbouring open cut mine;
  • Identify and implement Mine Planning improvement initiatives;


About you

As the successful candidate, you will have a tertiary education in Mining Engineering or Geoscience and demonstrated experience in a mine design and/or scheduling role.

A strong working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office software packages are essential. Experience with Deswik and VentSim will be highly regarded.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, allowing you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels. You will be capable of problem solving and working independently.

At BHP Billiton, we recognize that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options and a generous paid parental leave policy.

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