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Mine Planning Engineer - Tropicana

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Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining company with projects throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. Delivering a comprehensive range of surface and underground mining, civil design and construction, performance enhancement, and mine site maintenance and rehabilitation services to the resources sector, Macmahon offers great opportunities for a diverse and exciting career in mining.


The Tropicana Gold Project is a large gold mining operation located 330km north-east of Kalgoorlie, on the edge of Western Australia's Great Victoria Desert. Macmahon's life of mine mining contract includes all mine planning, drill and blast, load and haul, crusher feed and other associated works.


  • Permanent full-time role with a leading mining contractor
  • Family friendly roster flying in and out of Perth or Kalgoorlie
  • Become a crucial member of our dynamic Team and contribute to our success


We are currently looking for experienced and qualified Mine Planning Engineer who is interested in joining our Team at Tropicana on an 8 days on 6 days off roster, flying in and out of Perth or Kalgoorlie. Reporting to the Commercial & Engineering Manager, the Mine Planning Engineer is responsible for enabling achieving production targets by developing and implementing the short term mine plan. Other duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Being a first point of contact for all mine plan technical queries;
  • Monitoring daily activities to ensure the plan is executed in a safe and efficient manner;
  • Tracking, monitoring and reporting on compliance to plan;
  • Ensuring all relevant plan documents are submitted efficiently and accurately on time prior to commencement of the short term mine plan;
  • Consideration of effective cost management through identifying and minimising risks within the mine plan;
  • Regularly liaising with long term planning and design engineers;
  • Creating and maintaining mine plan standard operating procedures;
  • Ability and willingness to conduct other tasks when required.


About you:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role, accompanied by a tertiary degree in Mining Engineer or equivalent;
  • Previous exposure to large scale surface mining projects, preferably gold;
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to engage and influence multiple stakeholders;
  • Demonstrates some commercial acumen; 
  • Demonstrating commitment to Macmahon safety culture and values; and
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence.


As a part of the recruitment process for this role you may be required to complete a pre-employment medical, inclusive of laboratory drug and alcohol screen and complete a criminal history and qualification checks. Additionally you will must provide proof of working rights in Australia i.e. copy of valid Australian passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current visa grant notification.


Macmahon offers our people the ability to work in diverse roles, in different locations and realise new opportunities within the Company over time. We are focused on ensuring our people can be involved in the future of the business and look for new opportunities for people to grow and develop. Macmahon is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages suitably qualified women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.