CHPP Project Engineer


Posted on:  3rd Apr 2024


About the Business

  • Great team environment and culture
  • Development opportunity at this growing operation
  • Be based at Yancoal Mount Thorley Warkwork

We are Australia’s largest pure-play coal producer generating over $10 billion in Foreign Direct Investment; owning, operating or participating in coal mines across NSW, Queensland and Western Australia. 

Owned and Operated by Yancoal Australia, Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) is one of the largest open pit operations in the area. Located 15 kilometres south-west of Singleton in the beautiful Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, MTW relies on both draglines and load haul systems as the current and preferred mining method. Our site operates continuously 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has a long and proud history, employing approximately 1350 people from local and surrounding communities, who are our most valuable asset. 

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

We're looking for an experienced Mechanical / Civil / Structural / Process / Chemical  Engineer ready for their next career opportunity at our large and productive Mining Operations at Mt Thorley Warkworth.  You will be responsible for delivering a large number of high value added capital and maintenance projects. The role of Project Engineer is to deliver real value to the business and also setting the standards for engineering practice that meet the statutory requirements. Reporting to the Projects and Engineering Superintendent, the role will require you to:

•    Manage capital projects identified as critical to the CHPP operations, in a timely and cost effective manner including developing scope of work, contracts, schedules and budgets. •    Ensure that projects, comply with, and are delivered to, Yancoal standards and policies for HSE. •    Understand the particular characteristics of a project and apply sound judgement at each phase of the project development and execution to the handover. •    Understand key engineering drivers in order to optimize technical solution and minimize technical risks. •    Keep abreast of innovation and best practice in the engineering field and apply this knowledge for successful execution of allocated projects. •    Apply financial/cost analysis rigour to all business analysis and decision making. •    Provide engineering support and assist maintenance department for maintaining process equipment and trouble shooting.  •    Prioritize and sequence the required work/tasks to optimize value throughout the project.

Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Mechanical / Civil / Structural / Chemical Engineering 
  • Minimum five years of experience preferably in mining / similar heavy industries involving crushers, rail mounted yard machines, conveyors, pumps, material handling equipment and process machineries. 
  • Open Cut mechanical engineering coal competence or chartered engineering qualification will be an added advantage to secure this role, or willing to sit for this competency.
  • Safety focused team player.
  • Good communication skills including the ability to engage other professionals within the project development area.


  • We offer competitive remuneration packages for our roles
  • A vast range of retail discounts including major department stores, cinemas, restaurants
  • Subsidised corporate health insurance for you and your family
  • Financial assistance and study leave for relevant qualifications
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave with no waiting period
  • Multiple types of flexible work arrangements
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary sacrifice options, Service recognition rewards, Employee Assistance Programs

How to apply Yancoal is an equal opportunity employer and encourage those from diverse backgrounds to apply. If this is sounding like what you might be looking for in your next role apply today to start an exciting new journey with us.

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.   Applications Close: Wednesday 24 April 2024

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