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Title:  Mining Engineer

Req ID:  1139
City:  Mudgee
State:  NSW
Country/Region:  AU
Postal Code:  2850
Department:  Mining Engineering


  • Varied and critical role predominantly focused on short-term mine design
  • Residential role - Spend every night at home with your family
  • Great team culture – Join a team you will love to work with

About the role:
We are currently seeking a Mining Engineer to join our Wilpinjong Mine.  Our Wilpinjong Mine is an open-cut mine located 58 kilometres northeast of Mudgee producing a high quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets.

Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent, you will be primarily responsible for developing ‘short and medium range’ mine designs for Excavator and Dumping activities.  You will be required to actively engage with key stakeholders to communicate these mine designs to ensure that the production processes are optimised in order to continuously improve operational efficiencies.  The mine is a long-life operation with approvals out to 2033.

Duties will include:   

  • Actively participate in promoting site safety, environmental, health and quality of mining activities
  • Development of operational “Dig & Dump” designs for Truck and excavator activities
  • Liaise with Production and other Technical Services teams to ensure designs are achievable, productive and adhere to all required safety controls
  • Provide technical input into operational designs and projects including Continuous Improvement (CI)
  • Liaise with Long-Term Planning team to ensure mine designs are aligned with Mid and Long-term strategies
  • As part of a team, to give assistance and coverage of other team members when required such as Drill & Blast, Dozer Push and Mine Scheduling


The lifestyle:

This position is offered on a Monday to Friday roster with one rostered day off per month and can allow for a residential lifestyle. Employees living locally may have the ability to salary sacrifice up to 50% of mortgage interest or rental payments.

About the candidate:

  • Degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with Mine planning and Design software (exposure to Vulcan would be well regarded)
  • Experience in open cut mining operations within the coal industry (experience outside of coal will be considered)
  • A staunch commitment to safety and continuous improvement as a way of life

About the company:

Peabody was founded in 1883 and has grown to be the world’s leading pure-play coal company.  We employ over 7,000 people and have 21 operations in the United States and Australia 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. 

Our mission is to create superior value for shareholders as the leading global supplier of coal, which enables economic prosperity and a better quality of life.  Our employees are guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.

At Peabody, we:

  • Commit to safety and health as a way of life
  • Foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, collaboration and execution
  • Are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Offer a reward and recognition program
  • Provide professional and technical development opportunities  
  • Support employees to achieve professional accreditation

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 Australian operations.  We welcome applications from all diversity groups to assist us in honouring our commitment.

Apply to Peabody today and grow your career with us.

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