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Engineer : Mine Infrastructure

Gold Fields Australia - St Ives, NSW

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Role Details

Gold Fields - St Ives is currently seeking an Engineer: Mine Infrastructure to join their Underground Mining department at Invincible.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for facilitating the optimal extraction of gold ore from mining operations through comprehensive infrastructure planning, design and scheduling that achieves the short-long term business objectives. Invincible Underground is currently undergoing a significant growth phase with multiple current and future large-scale capital projects scheduled including pastefill plant installations, primary ventilation upgrades and technology and innovation projects.

This role is offered on an 8 days on 6 days off roster and would require the incumbent to be residential in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie. Fly-in-fly-out options will also be considered for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of GFA and ensures that the Vital Behaviours are adhered to at all times
  • Design and optimise underground infrastructure across multiple mines to support the Life-of-Mine strategy including but not limited to ventilation, mine services, fuel bay, dewatering, pastefill, escapeway installations, surface infrastructure to support underground.
  • Assist in the coordination of activities relating to underground infrastructure and ensure that they are consistently aligned and monitored to meet safety and operational targets
  • Competency in underground ventilation and statutory requirements, acting in the capacity of Ventilation Officer responsible for maintaining and updating the Ventsim model
  • Managing pastefill activities in conjunction with the Pastefill Crew and Foreman, generating pastefill notes, reticulation designs and liaising with other departments
  • Project and contractor management for both short- long term infrastructure projects
  • Seek stakeholder engagement communicate key information to relevant parties, working closely with onsite Fixed Plant department.
  • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date infrastructure schedule, with strict project delivery guidelines, actively tracking project costs and compliance to capital budget
  • Assist mine planning functions where necessary with respect to design work, scheduling and infrastructure requirements.
  • Comfortable with reasonable additional requests to support the department

Key factors to your success

  • Autonomous, driven, team orientated and safety conscious individual
  • Tertiary Qualifications in a Mining Engineering or a related discipline
  • 4 years underground engineering experience with exposure to longhole drilling, blasting, ventilation, projects, paste fill, short term planning and scheduling
  • Enthusiasm and drive for continuous improvement, new technology and site optimisation
  • Competent report writing, presentation and communication skills to all levels of the business
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, and mining software Deswik (a must) and Ventsim
  • Underground practical experience essential
  • A WA Shift Supervisors Certificate or WA First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency would be highly regarded, however not essential

Interested parties should submit a detailed curriculum vitae to: https://careers.goldfields.com.au

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment. We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.