Senior Mining Engineer - Long Term Planning

Location: Burnie

  • Roster: Monday to Friday
  • Based out of head office in Burnie, Tasmania

About the Company

Grange Resources Limited (Grange Resources) is Australia's most experienced magnetite producer from its iron ore mining and pellet production business located in North – West Tasmania.

The Savage River magnetite iron ore mine is a long-life mining asset where ore is mined and processed before it is transported by pipeline to the pellet plant and ship loading facility at Port Latta.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Mining Engineer - Long Term Planning to join our high performing dynamic team.

The Professional Opportunity:

This position offers an opportunity to progress in your career and move into a long-term planning role and make a significant contribution to the company strategy.  The role is ideally suited to an applicant who has spent 5 years in operational, production and short-term planning roles at a mine site and is now wanting to develop and gain experience in long term planning and project management. This is an opportunity to challenge yourself, drive and deliver innovative capital projects. At Grange, we will provide you with the support you need to succeed in exchange for your enthusiasm and innovative spirit.

The Lifestyle Opportunity:

This position offers a fantastic lifestyle opportunity. Residing on the north-west coast of Tasmania you be able to enjoy the best of the coast and rural setting and explore the many national parks and outdoor activities. With a Monday to Friday roster working in head office you’ll be home each night and able to fully participate in family and community activities, there is even the opportunity for some flexible working arrangements.  

In this position, key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing Life of Mine Plans - 5 years including details for the Budget, Forecast(s) Schedules
  • Developing detailed pit and dump designs
  • Closely collaborating with Mine Operations, Maintenance, Technical Services and Process teams and providing guidance 
  • Maintaining and promoting a safe working environment
  • Ensuring the planning process reflects production and operational requirements and, where required, take corrective action by the inclusion in future designs, plans and schedules
  • Investigating and presenting improvements to the mine and mine to pellet process
  • Applying lean principles to initiate methods for reducing waste


  • An opportunity to work closely with a variety of senior management and internal and external stakeholders
  • An ability to drive and deliver projects that interest you
  • Exposure and involvement in different operational areas
  • Extensive training and development opportunities

About you:

We anticipate your Skills, Knowledge & Experience will include:

  • You will hold a relevant tertiary qualification (Mining Engineer or related)
  • 5 years experience in mining engineering.  
  • Experienced in undertaking pit design, open-pit scheduling and haulage studies (Haulsim)
  • On-site mining experience in both production and planning roles
  • Exposure to mine to metal, mine to port operations would be advantageous
  • Competency with recognised mining design, scheduling, and planning software like Deswik, Surpac, Minesched, Whittle
  • Project management experience with strong proficiency in using relevant tools like Microsoft project
  • Experience in continuous improvement activities and lean manufacturing principles
  • You will be a strong team player with the ability to work in a diverse team to achieve planned outcomes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders

If you have the demonstrated capacity to fill the role, along with a commitment to working safely, please register your details and apply.


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