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Title:  Senior Drill & Blast Engineer - CMJV

Req ID:  2366
City:  Via Nebo
State:  QLD
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  4742
Department:  Engineering

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.

About the role: 

We are currently seeking 1x Drill & Blast and 1x Truck & Shovel Senior Mining Engineer to join the team at our Coppabella Moorvale Mine.


Our Coppabella Moorvale mine complex consists of two open-cut mine operations located approximately 140 kilometers southwest of Mackay that produce premium low-volatile pulverised coal (LV-PCI) for export markets, with an extension in Greenfield stage due to start coal production early this year


Reporting to the Operations Technical Superintendent, you will be required to develop and implement mine designs and schedules in line with production requirements.  Monitor, track and report on performance against the mine schedule, site budget and ensure compliance within safety, environmental, legislative and statutory requirements. 



Duties will include:

  • Develop, implement and uphold safe and efficient work practices at all times;
  • Develop and distribute high quality schedules and designs that maximises the efficient use of site resources.
  • Maintain and ensure reports are kept up to date whilst identifying opportunities  for improvement and cost savings
  • Ensuring maximum optimisation is reached whilst abiding by safe work practices and environmental regulations.
  • Present weekly plans clearly and concisely to colleges, mid and upper management and communicate critical paths, risks and opportunities.
  • Monitor mining performance against short and mid-term schedules to ensure waste movement and coal flow schedules meet budgeted movement.
  • Build positive working relationships with both internal and external parties
  • Assist in developing budgets and forecasts as required.  



The lifestyle:
The position is offered on an 8/6 roster however we may accommodate a 9 day fortnight roster for the right candidate on a DIDO or FIFO lifestyle with flights across East Coast funded. 


  • Exceptional relocation benefits
  • Employee assistance program available for yourself and immediate family
  • Novated vehicle leasing available
  • Health and lifestyle benefits (WHEREFIT).
  • Employee recognition program


About You:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining or Civil Engineering, or comparable degree
  • Experience in open cut mining operations within the coal industry preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Mining Engineer across Truck-Shovel and/or Dragline and /or Drill & Blast.
  • Proven site experience in the timely and cost-efficient planning of mining activities and associated tasks for a large open-cut mine
  • The ability to develop dig plans whilst considering pit design, ground conditions, environmental constraints and accesses.
  • Demonstrated experience with and sound working knowledge of CAD software such as Vulcan, Deswik and scheduling software such as Spry or Gantt Scheduler and the MS Office software suite..
  • Demonstrate successful application/s of Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives through scheduling, design or innovation in current or previous mining positions.
  • Excellent planning and organising skills, the ability coach / mentor junior engineers and to enlist help or resources when required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Uncompromising commitment to safety and the environment.



About Peabody:

Peabody is a world-leader in providing products for the production of affordable, reliable steel and energy to customers in 15 countries on five continents. We employ over 4,900 people, have 18 operations in the United States and Australia and in 2021 we restored 2400 acres of land. When you work with us, you are working with a team of professionals around the world who are committed to making a difference for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Peabody is a globally diverse company which offers an inclusive work environment to engage, recognise and develop employees. The company values the power of inclusion and diversity as a competitive advantage and is committed to increasing the number of diverse employees throughout its operations. We welcome applications from all diversity groups to assist us in honouring our commitment.

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