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Group Mining Engineer

The position is a senior specialist role that will play a key role in providing strategic open pit mine planning services to the FQM Group.

Location: Perth  Site: Perth Office

We are currently searching for experienced and talented people to join out dynamic team. Herewith more details regarding the above mentioned role:


  • Conduct resource optimisations, high level production planning and scenario analysis, using conventional mining software (e.g. Whittle)
  • Prepare detailed open pit mine designs, accounting for practical mining dimensions/limitations, production considerations and geotechnical specifications.
  • Prepare medium term (2 to 5 years) and long term (+5 years) production scheduling, using conventional software (e.g. MineSched), and accounting for multiple (base metal) ore types, multiple ore grade ranges, stockpile building/reclaim strategies and multiple processing routes.
  • Conduct mining equipment productivity estimates, including haul profile simulation and estimation of haulage cycle times, using conventional Talpac software.
  • Compile and estimate strategic planning inputs (e.g. operating costs, mining advance rates).
  • Prepare plans, sections, tables and graphs for technical reporting


  • Degree in Mining Engineering, Geology or related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in similar role


  • Experience in production and mine planning in large scale open pit mining projects, operating with multiple ore types and processing routes desired
  • Technical proficiency in the use of computer aided mine planning and preparation of mineral reserves information
  • Sound knowledge of base metal deposit styles

 First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

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