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  • 01/12/2023

Mine Planning Engineer (5600, SA, AU)

About the role

We have an opportunity available for an enthusiastic, practical person with a background in Mine Planning Engineering, Computer Science, Automation, AI/robotics and/or degree level mathematics to join our high-performance Technical Services team.
Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Planning, you will work closely and collaboratively with the Mining Operations teams and other stakeholders to provide practical and efficient mine plans. Supporting work will include mine and infrastructure design, block model analysis, and initiation and completion of continuous improvement projects. Future work may include working on mining fleet automation, mine planning systems development and optimisation and supply chain systems analysis as well as longer-term mine planning and green/brownfield development work.

Initially, your day-to-day duties will include:

  • Mine and mining infrastructure design
  • Mine planning using Datamine, Surpac, and OPMS software
  • Technical document writing
  • Communication with project stakeholders across multiple departments
  • Presentation of mine plans and projects to operations 


About your experience

To thrive in this role, you will have a positive “can-do” attitude and enjoy working in a supportive, high-performing team environment.  This role would suit someone with strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with and communicate effectively across technical and operational departments.

Most important is your desire to learn and succeed. We are invested in your long-term future within mining and are willing to support the right person, with or without mining qualifications/experience, through onsite training and guidance.

You will ideally have:

  • A Mining Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics degree
  • Mine design skills – operational mining experience desirable
  • High-quality technical document writing skills
  • Mine planning experience in multi-plant and multi-pit operations is desirable
  • Skills in optimisation systems such as MILP and Flow Optimisation
  • Proven coding, machine learning and/or automation skills


About our team

Join the team and be part of a greener future in mining and steel

Help shape a sustainable future in mining and steel

SIMEC mining, part of GFG Alliance, has committed to take the lead in decarbonising the steel industry, with an ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.
SIMEC Mining in the Middle Back Ranges, near Whyalla in South Australia, is one of the best locations in the world for high quality magnetite; the quality feed needed to make GREEN IRON and GREEN STEEL.

Being located just 50kms from the Whyalla Port and our very own steelworks, we are in a prime position to drive this global change.

Whyalla boasts a broad range of services, educational and recreational opportunities being part of the community means you can go home after your shift and spend time with family, play sport and be a regular member of team.

Come and join our team and be at the forefront of expanding and transforming our industry sector, as we work and play together to shape a sustainable future for future generations.


Next steps

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.


We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.