Senior Mining Engineer


Posted on:  30th Mar 2024

Senior Mining Engineer - Long Term

About the Business

  • Live in beautiful Mudgee NSW, Aust Top Tourism town 2021 and 2022
  • Competitive Salary and great opportunities for role growth
  • Be Part of a growing operation, great operational culture and team environment 

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.

Moolarben mine is part of the Yancoal Australia group of thermal and metallurgical coal assets across NSW and Queensland.  Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations which provides fantastic opportunities at Moolarben mine for growth, learning and promotion between roles at site and between mining operations in the Yancoal Group.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

We are seeking a Senior Mining Engineer – Long Term to join our planning team. Moolarben mine is currently in an exciting phase growing to mine 16Mt of coal per year from 2024. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the key role responsibilities include:

  • Deliver 2 years monthly forecast, budget, LOM, rehab and provide support for final landform design.   (from short term (2 weeks) to align with mid-term scheduling (12 weeks)).
  • Prepare and update monthly production forecasts using SPRY and other tools.
  • Work closely with mid and short team planning teams to integrate execution stage planning to achieve budget.
  • Update pit and dump design based on updated geological model and geotechnical analysis.
  • Prepare Reserve database for JORC report
  • Prepare Reserve Reconciliation database on a 6-monthly basis
  • Work closely with the Mining department, on other projects, being proactive in identifying issues, monitoring outcomes, and providing solutions.

Skills and Experience

  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or related discipline (Civil, Geology, Survey)
  • Demonstrated 5 years of experience in an open pit mining environment (Coal or other) with engineering exposure
  • Experience in mine design, mid-term, and long term (1 to 5 years, LOM) scheduling, preferably using Vulcan and Spry software.
  • Experience in Microsoft products (Excel spreadsheets/databases)
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills
  • The motivation and ability to; be positive, be curious, learn, listen, contribute to a ‘one team’ work culture, take on challenges and deliver work to a standard and to deadlines.


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.
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary sacrifices options, Service recognition rewards, Employee Assistance Programs

Yancoal values diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people with diverse backgrounds including First Nations people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and people that identify as LGBTQIA+.

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.

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