Senior Engineer - Project

With over 60 years of experience, Macmahon is a mining contractor with a unique capability of offering its clients surface, underground and mining support services.

Macmahon has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Engineer to join the team at Telfer Gold Mine.

Telfer Gold Mine is located in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and produces copper and gold. Macmahon delivers the surface drill and blast, load and haul, mobile maintenance and rehandle mine functions for Newcrest Mining. Telfer Gold Mine is an easy 2 hr flight from Perth with the planes landing direct at camp. The recently updated camp at Telfer boasts one of the friendliest and most comfortable FIFO environments. 


The role focus:


  • All aspects of open pit engineering support including: mine planning, design, scheduling, drill & blast support and equipment selection
  • Provide technical and commercial support and analysis to the project 
  • Define and monitor progress of daily and weekly operating plans
  • Support progress claims and audits
  • Generate operating mine and infrastructure designs as required
  • Provide, information, data and plans in a clear and concise manner to permit successful daily operation of a mine
  • Develop, contribute and initiate Continuous Improvements to the management and operation of the site
  • Identify and participate in business improvement initiatives 
  • Assist site personnel with management of as required


The ideal candidate:


  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Tertiary degree - Mining Engineer or equivalent
  • Experience working for a contractor or managing contractor activities
  • Short to medium term planning skills
  • Familiarity with current mine planning software
  • Proven commercial acumen
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to Macmahon safety culture and values; and
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence

Macmahon benefits


  • Competitive salary + rewards
  • Career development pathways
  • Employee discounts; groceries, petrol, fashion, entertainment + more
  • On site gyms + social and sporting facilities
  • Award winning lifestyle, financial & mental health support 
  • Salary sacrifice options for self-funded FIFO travel, airport parking or a car with a novated lease
  • Relocation and Visa assistance may be offered to suitable candidates


Macmahon is a diversified contractor with leading capabilities in surface and underground mining, civil construction and resources engineering. Our end-to-end mining services encompass mine development and materials delivery, engineering, civil construction, on-site mining services, rehabilitation and site remediation. As an ASX-listed company, with headquarters in Perth, we work for major resource companies across various commodity sectors in Australia and Southeast Asia.


Macmahon offers our people the ability to work in diverse roles, in different locations and realise new opportunities within the Company over time. Macmahon is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages suitably qualified women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. 


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