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Mining Engineer

About the role

As the Mining Engineer you will primarily be working at our Iron Knob Mine Area (IKMA), leading the short-term planning and production activity with the mining contractor. You will provide technical and practical advice to mine operations and ensure we meet safety and environmental standards. You will work closely with Contractors, Senior Mining Engineers, Geologists, Survey and Grade Control to ensure development of mine schedules and plans.

Reporting to the Superintendent Mining IKMA, your main responsibilities will include:


  • Communicate effectively with all contractors to ensure schedules and designs comply with operational capability and strategic objective, and advise where mining deviates from schedule 
  • Coordinate small to medium sized projects
  • Develop, maintain and document mine planning and scheduling systems in collaboration with the mining contractor
  • Review and assist in minor operational design changes 
  • Collates and analyse mining data for continuous improvement across different mining functions. 
  • Work with medium term planning engineer to distribute 3 monthly targets for mining contractors (mining, drilling and explosives contractors)
  • Generate ‘compliance to plan’ reports for all contractors
  • Monitor mining operations and provide support to the mining contractors in resolving daily mining operational issues.

About your experience

We are looking for a fast-learner individual, who can hit the ground running. Along with your excellent verbal and written communication skills and your ability to work efficiently within a team, you will ideally bring to this role:


  • Previous experience in mine planning and scheduling with solid exposure to mining operations and contract management 
  • Open pit experience would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of drill and blast systems would be advantageous, as well as an understanding of geotechnical issues 
  • Experience in Datamine, Surpac, XACT, OPMS, code/scripting development skills are highly regarded.

About our team

SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW. Our Iron Ore mining operations in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges, south west of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges. Our Tahmoor Colliery in New South Wales, is an underground longwall coal mine with an associated coal preparation plant, producing high quality coking coal for global markets. Administration functions and ore pelletising and port facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla, with corporate functions based in Adelaide and Sydney. 

The Iron Ore business is on an exciting trajectory to expand our mining and processing operations with significant investment over the next three years. Our operations in Tahmoor NSW produce metallurgical coal for the steel making process where the business is currently investing to expand and extend the life of the operations.

About Whyalla
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla has over 100 sports codes and activities ranging from wind surfing and kite boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing, and diving, through to a thriving team sport community.

Whyalla is the region’s biggest city for retail shopping and offers a range of health care services through the local hospital, well equipped medical centres and three modern pharmacies. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities, most notable is the non-Adelaide based university campus in South Australia. Students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.

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