Specialist - Gas and Ventilation

Last updated 12 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Company Description

Opportunity for a Specialist - Gas and Ventilation to join Anglo American.

You have some great ideas. That’s why we want you.

At Anglo American we are committed to making lasting positive change for colleagues, host communities, consumers and our planet. Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives", delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.

How are we transforming our industry? By leading it towards zero harm, greater efficiency and enhanced sustainability. That requires novel thinking alongside technological innovation. We are working towards extraordinary outcomes, always searching for better ways to do things, questioning the status quo and innovating with purpose.

So, we seek talented individuals who can bring new ideas and fresh approaches to help us in our quest: to discover ever safer, cleaner and more responsible ways of working that focus on the health and well-being of our colleagues and the people in the communities where we work.

Here’s an exciting opportunity to join us.

Job Description

The Metallurgical Coal (MetCoal) Analytics Centre, referred to as the “MAC”, is a new centralised hub at the Brisbane Corporate Office, which will service MetCoal Australia operations by providing insights backed by data science and functional experts.

We are seeking a Specialist in Gas and Ventilation to lead in the optimisation of current gas and ventilation practices and identify potential step change improvement opportunities across MetCoal.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary skilled team providing solutions to operational challenges via the use of data and rapid development. Within your area of subject matter expertise, gas and ventilation, you will utilise your experience in underground coal mining operations to provide insights and value stories to data available from mining operations equipment and instrumentation.

Partnering with Data Scientists, Engineers and other technical teams, you will apply your gas and ventilation expertise to drive quantifiable improvements in mining operations via the use of data.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics
  • In depth knowledge of Mine Gas Drainage
  • An understanding of the coal mining process including mine planning
  • In depth knowledge of relevant mining legislation and its application including:
  1. Gas Drainage Standards;
  2. Gas management arrangements / techniques which meet the operational requirements;
  3. Implementation strategies for the integration of technological improvements to the operations;

Additional information

This is a Monday to Friday position based in Brisbane.

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Inclusion and Diversity

At Anglo American, we promote an inclusive and diverse environment where every colleague is valued and respected for who they are and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We encourage all suitable applicants to apply for vacancies, including women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Background Checks

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.