Drill and Blast Engineer - Open Pit

Last updated 11 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Experience a connection with us at Newcrest

Our history is a big part of who we are today. Our experience in the exploration, discovery, development and operation of gold mines has driven our growth globally and delivered competitive shareholder returns. Whether you are part of our offices, or at one of our sites near or far, you will find so much more than you expect. As we expand into new territories, you will find opportunities to grow with us.

Operations near and far

Located in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, Telfer is a fly in fly out operation from Perth which recognizes the importance of work-life balance. Our comfortable, well furnished rooms include Foxtel, and our site offers quality food with healthy options, medical care, sports and recreation activities. Families are welcomed several times a year to open days to support our community feel at Telfer.

Who we are looking for

A permanent opportunity has arisen for a motivated and passionate Drill & Blast Engineer to help deliver best practice at our Telfer Open Pit Mine. This role is ideal for a candidate who is looking to develop and broaden their skill set in a professional and supportive environment. You will be engaging with various stakeholder groups to ensure that objectives are resolved, and you will be encouraged to make decisions and take ownership of those decisions.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer Drill and Blast and working alongside other Drill and Blast Engineers, the key deliverables of this role include:

  • Delivery of Open Pit drill and blast design functions to allow contract surface mining operations to mine safe and efficiently
  • Ensuring drill and blast designs, tie-ins and approvals are completed before schedule requirement
  • Monitoring blasting and operational performance and implement changes to improve performance
  • Supporting mine scheduling and design functions to support safe, cost effective open pit production

To succeed in this role, you will appreciate working in an inclusive team environment and will genuinely care to make a real difference. You will have a good understanding of open-pit mining operations and the natural ability to think quickly on your feet, build relationships and manage stakeholders. Your excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills will see you promote a site wide, team-based culture between employees, departments and contractors.

In addition to the above key skills, you will also have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering
  • Experience in Drill and Blast open pit mining
  • Well-rounded stakeholder management experience and excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Vulcan
  • Power BI and BlastLogic experience is desirable

Please note: This is a permanent role that will work on a FIFO (8/6), flying out of Perth.

Our commitment to you

Ownership is part of how we work. You will be part of a high-performance culture that is building our future. While structure and processes guide how we work, we continue to find opportunities to be nimble and collaborative.

Newcrest is also committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

If you are seeking a new career challenge, where you can transfer your existing skills, into a positive and empowering team environment, we’d love to hear from you!

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.