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Principal Consultant - Open Pit Mining

Apply now Job ID: 552028
Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Perth
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines)

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining division is Australia’s leading diversified mining contractor. As part of this team you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to provide safe, ethical and environmentally conscious outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Position summary

Do you have a passion for complex open pit mine planning challenges and enjoy working with clients to solve their problems?

Due to continued increases in project work, we are looking for an experienced mining engineer to support the growth of our open pit mine planning business. In particular, we are looking to for a self-starter who can both manage open pit studies, and complete optimisation, design and costing technical work across a range of commodities and geographies. You will have access to a world class mining, geology and corporate team, and a wide network of associates. In addition, Snowden develops a number of mine optimisation tools that we use to differentiate our offering, and generate higher value solutions to our clients, faster. We are looking to grow our team and bring in great people with great skills, who want to make a difference and contribute to our shared success.

As part of our team your duties will be a mix of:

  • consulting engagements in open pit mine planning, including optimisation, design, scheduling and costing.
  • project management of mining studies across a range of commodities and geographies, working with clients to agreed goals and timelines
  • signing off and auditing Ore/Mineral Reserves as a Competent Person
  • business development to bring new projects into the business, working with clients to understand their requirements, and developing fit-for-purpose solutions
  • thought-leadership through writing articles and presenting and participating at relevant conferences and contributing to our mine optimisation tool development
  • mentoring members of the team and delivering external training courses in open pit mine planning

This role would be based at our head office in Perth, however, we would consider applicants in other mining jurisdictions.

About you:

Naturally, you will require extensive experience and a very strong technical understanding in open pit mine planning. Ideally, you will also have experience in consulting across a range of projects and commodities. You will have experience in at least one of the main general mining software packages, and will have very strong optimisation, design, scheduling and costing skills. You will have a quality reputation and network within the industry. You are a person who gains great satisfaction from delivering positive outcomes for your clients, works well in a team and has strong verbal and written communication skills.

What we offer:

  • A globally recognised brand in mining consulting
  • A wide variety of projects and problems to solve
  • Access to unique optimisation tools to help solve problems better and faster
  • Flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle
  • Competitive remuneration
  • A team that wants to see you succeed, and have fun along the way.

Who we are:

We were founded in 1987 as a family business with deep domain knowledge in the mining industry. Snowden has an enviable track-record of completing over 12,000 projects in more than 60 countries. We have helped mining companies and investors achieve real bottom-line value and meet market guidance. What makes us different is our combination of domain knowledge and tech expertise, to identify and deliver solutions to the market that solve the right problems in the right way. At Snowden, we believe that every geological resource, mining project, operation and investment has latent value waiting to be unlocked with the right thinking, the right processes and the right systems. We aim to achieve profitable growth while constantly innovating to help our clients succeed in a global market. We remain at the forefront of our industry by employing the best people and having the courage to challenge the status quo. We have now been owned by Downer Group for over ten years, a leading provider of services to asset-intensive industries. With their backing and investment, we have a stable base to ground truth our solutions and follow innovations to their logical conclusion. While we have grown into a more mature company, we have endeavoured to maintain the close-knit environment created by our founders.

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For more information please contact: Nathan at Please note interested applicants must apply online. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Please note -The selection process may commence prior to the advertised closing date.

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Closing Date: W. Australia Standard Time

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