SENIOR MINE PLANNING ENGINEER – MEDIUM TERM

Papua New Guinea
May 30, 2024
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Based in Tabubil and reporting to the Superintendent Medium-Term & Short-Term Planning, you will be responsible for developing medium and long-term mine plans, identifying business risks and opportunities, and improving performance outcomes while integrating input from all stakeholders.

Your role will involve:

  • Ensuring compliance with the PNG Mining Act and geotechnical recommendations, with low variation to the plan;
  • Evaluating options for improvement in pit phase design, haulage routes, and equipment, annually recommending cut-off grades and conducting geological model audits;
  • Understanding technical audits, reviews, and mining operations, identifying improvement projects and recommending enhancements;
  • Maintaining accurate improvement status data, ensuring compliance with approved deadlines, and fostering effective team communication;
  • Providing input to budget development and delivery, minimizing cost overruns through best practice improvement delivery;
  • Ensuring all business analysis reports, data, statistics, expenses, and audits are accurately maintained and presented;
  • Monitoring Medium to Long Term mining plans, reporting problems and recommending changes for consideration by management; 
  • Utilizing and maintaining systems to ensure all mine planning work meets statutory obligations and compliance with corporate policies and procedures; and
  • Lead, mentor and develop Mine Planning Engineers.

To be considered, you must possess the following:

  • A Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering or related discipline;
  • At least 10 years minimum relevant experience in mining industry;
  • Strong Background in both Medium term and long term Mine planning in open pit operations;
  • Excellent Pit design skill sets with previous experiences undertaking LOM pit design work;
  • Must demonstrate as having Strong analytical skills, problem solving and be team player;
  • Prior understanding of the Ore reserves estimation and Pit Optimization processes;
  • Demonstrates in-dept knowledge and application in Open Pit mine operations, planning and scheduling;
  • Experience in identifying improvements and implementing/managing mining project outcomes;
  • Preferably must have experiences with visual basic, model coding and Minesight Python scripting;
  • Proven track record of working successfully in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Prior experience to mining software such as Minesight, Vulcan, MineMax, Comet and Whittle; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and high attention to detail.

This is a FIFO role and requires commitment to our values of Safety, Environment, Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Performance and Sustainability. If this role appeals to you, please by Monday, 03rd June 2024.

OTML is committed to increasing the representation of women with our organisation.

Females are strongly encouraged to apply.