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Senior Mining Engineer

  • Be involved in one of the world’s most exciting underground mining projects

  • Further develop your career by managing projects and building upon your technical skill set

  • Join a leading global mining and metals company recognized for safety and operational excellence - Superior

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth's mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We're committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It's how we grow - it's how you grow.


We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.


The Opportunity


We are looking for a Senior Mining Engineer to provide expert mine planning and engineering support to the Resolution Copper Project. The successful candidate will be accountable for developing the underground mine plan for the proposed panel cave mine and leading underground studies to support the project.


At Rio Tinto we have operations across the globe including a range of open pit and underground mines that supply copper and diamonds. Our copper operations supply products in China, Japan and the US which plays an important role in almost every home, office and vehicle. We are also one of the world's leading diamond producers and the largest producer of natural coloured diamonds.


What the role entails


This role is a great opportunity to join the Resolution Copper Project, which is seeking to develop one of the largest undeveloped Copper resources in the world. Reporting to the Manager - Mine Engineering, you will be:

  • Developing detailed mine plans/schedules through the use of mine planning software and general underground mine planning/engineering principals

  • Providing safety and technical leadership to junior staff

  • Conducting analyses and making recommends for new mining technologies relevant to support the life of mine plan

  • Completing detailed financial trade-off studies

  • Planning relevant safety requirements into all activities, tasks, and projects based on assessed hazards, identified critical risks, and mitigating actions

  • Working directly with and providing technical support to other stakeholders and disciplines such as permitting, mill processing, surface infrastructure,

What you will need for this role


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering

  • 5+ years of underground mining engineering experience

  • Direct experience in underground mine planning

  • Ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Strong knowledge of long-range ventilation planning

  • Competency in the use of main planning software such as Vulcan, Deswik, and PCBC

  • Prior experience with cost estimation and economic trade-off studies, underground oreflow, ground control, and mine services

So if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply now.


Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.


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