Project Engineer
Downer Group
Adelaide, Carrapateena
12h ago

Job ID : 573358

Job type : Full Time - Permanent

Location : Adelaide, Carrapateena

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, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors.

As part of this team, you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Position summary

Are you looking for your next career move? Do you need a lifestyle change? We have an opportunity for you to join us on large scale operation with a life expectancy of 20 years

Downer Mining are seeking for an experienced Project Engineer to join the team on a permanent basis at Carrapateena , a large-scale, world class modern underground mine owned by OZ minerals located in South Australia 160km north of Port Augusta.

This role will be on a 9 / 5 roster . We have short chartered flights from Adelaide or Port Augusta to site.

If you are South Australian based or would consider relocating for a permanent position, we would love to hear from you.


  • As a Project Engineer you will;
  • Assist with the development and training of graduate mining engineers on site
  • Assist in developing improvements to the mine planning methods and systems
  • Conduct regular reviews of the relevant technical and operating advances in the industry to ensure the competitiveness of the methods employed in mine planning
  • Assist in the start-up of new projects / operations
  • Participate in site-based projects aimed at achieving industry best practice
  • Manage the conduct of mine planning reviews and studies and assist with mining system implementations as required by Operations

    You will have a proven track record in a similar role, within the mining industry and you will be able to demonstrate the following :

  • Tertiary qualifications in either mining or civil engineering
  • Experience in a Project Engineer role based at an underground metalliferous mine
  • Technical and analytical skills in relation to mining activities and mining equipment
  • Underground operational experience in line with an Underground Mine Manager’s certificate
  • Understanding of production and operating costs associated with underground plant and equipment
  • Computer literacy combined with experience in the design and operating aspects of hard rock mines
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills in relation to mining activities and equipment.
  • Relevant operating permits and authorisations endorsed by the registered Site Manager
  • Current Manuel Driver Licence
  • Ability to operate as part of a team.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • A positive attitude towards safety and a strong work ethic
  • Physical capability, including the ability to work night shifts, in hot and / or confined spaces and underground
  • Underground metalliferous mining estimating experience, desirable but not essential
  • What We Offer

  • Accommodation provided by Tjungu village which offers free Wi-Fi, great dining facilities with a range of food options as well as a range of lifestyle options to make you feel at home;
  • Telstra 4G mobile network coverage available across site;
  • A permanent role with a competitive and attractive salary and accrual of 5 weeks AL with competency-based pay increases;
  • Access to a range of employee benefits and discounts on health insurances and local health check programs, as well as discounted vehicle hire and much more!;
  • A diverse and supportive work environment where individuals are encouraged to show initiative;
  • Access to a range of career development and advancement opportunities;
  • Our Zero Harm initiative : A genuine commitment to the health and safety of all employee;
  • Job security in the form of a long term contract and a long term mine life.
  • How To Apply

    To register your interest, please hit the apply now button and follow instructions to register

    This exciting role offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and develop your career within a highly successful organisation.

    If you are passionate about what you do and motivated to succeed, apply now.

    How to apply

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    Closing Date : 23 Oct 2020 Cen. Australia Daylight Time

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