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Senior Engineer Drill & Blast

Date:  Nov 19, 2021

Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create new value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


At Newmont Boddington Gold you can live locally and go home every day or stay in our Village for your roster and DIDO. We are only 130kms from the Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast.


This position offers a 5:2:4:3 roster. Working an 80 hour fortnight, you will have every second Friday off as your RDO as well as Public Holidays - a great work/life balance.


What you will be doing
Responsible for the optimal design and scheduling of safe and efficient drilling and blasting activities, you will manage and administer the supply of drilling and blasting consumables, products and services.


Working closely with operations, ore control, mine and geotechnical engineering, environment and community, and  processing to ensure across site focus to optimal drill and blast design. You will be responsible for recording and using production data to domain the orebody in drill and blast domains that will enable the development and refinement of a drill and blast best practice for operations, with the ultimate aim of optimising the whole of business drill and blasting operations.


Operating in an environment that focuses on safe, cost-effective production and technical excellence, you will also assist with the generation of annual budgets.


Who you are
To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Tertiary Qualification – Batchelor of Mine Engineering or equivalent.
  • Extensive mine operations experience in a similar role and similar operating environment.
  • Advanced PC skills and computer literacy including experience with sophisticated mine planning and design software covering drill and blast design, and orebody characterisation.
  • Experience with monitoring and recording of blasting operations and working with high precision positioning and fleet management systems for recording drilling performance.
  • A strong desire to expand and apply your technical knowledge in the continuous improvement of the operation through coordinated trials and project work.
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to persuade, involve and lead a diverse multi-functioned group of stakeholders.
  • Proof of current Covid-19 vaccination is required as per the WA Government direction.


Applications close on Thursday, 9 December 2021.


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont


Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.