Fortescue is now consistently producing more than 170 million tonnes of iron ore per year and has an exciting future ahead, establishing itself for future growth in a global market through innovation, product diversification and asset development.


The Opportunity

Senior Mining Engineer – Drill and Blast

Work location: Cloudbreak

Roster: 4 days on and 3 days off


We are currently seeking Senior Mining Engineer – Drill and Blast to join our operations. Reporting to the Short-Term Planning Superintendent, this role is responsible for manage Drill and Blast Engineering team to conduct drill and blast design and scheduling activities that ensure Mining Operations has continual steady activity and blasted stocks to provide sufficient blending options

Key Accountabilities:

  • Recruitment, development and performance management of Drill and Blast Engineers
  • Provide inputs for Blastmasters
  • Prepare 2 year and 3 month Drill and Blast Schedules
  • Ensure development of weekly Drill and Blast schedule and timely drill area preparation
  • Supervise drill and blast design process effectively to achieve optimal fragmentation & drill productivity
  • Co-ordinate weekly drill and blast review process
  • Provide input to Drill and Blast budget
  • Provide decision-making support to Mining Operations field supervisors with respect to drill and blast activities

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent Drill & Blast engineering and mining operational knowledge
  • Robust scheduling and design software skills
  • Extensive Drill & Blast software exposure
  • Experience in Drill & Blast optimisation projects
  • Skills in blast design, field safety leadership and blast efficiency are required, operations scheduling experience would be advantageous
  • Strong analytical skills

Our values drive our culture and performance through a strong focus on safety, family and determination. We celebrate and respect people’s differences and commit to providing an inclusive work environment. This is an exciting time to join Fortescue.

We encourage Aboriginal Australians and female candidates to apply.


Applications close: 20 Dec 2019 W. Australia Standard Time


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