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Mine Planning Engineer

Job no: 500021
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Rosebery Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress

At MMG, our vision is to create a leading international mining company for a low carbon future.

We mine for progress to create wealth for our people, host communities and shareholders with an ambition to grow and diversify our resource, production and value. 

MMG has a global presence, owning and developing copper, zinc and other base metals projects across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

Our aim is to create a workplace that encourages diversity and inclusion and supports our people to grow.

We are guided by our values; think safety first, respect each other, work together, do what we say, and we want to be better.

Headquartered in Melbourne, we are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx 1208) with an international shareholder base.

MMG Rosebery

Rosebery is an underground polymetallic base metal mine located in the township of Rosebery in Tasmania, Australia.

The Rosebery Mine has been at the heart of the Rosebery community since 1936 and is one of Tasmania’s largest and oldest continuously operating, underground mines producing zinc, copper and lead concentrates, as well as gold doré.

 It supports approximately 500 employees and their families, has a strong community focus and engages a wide range of local businesses from across Tasmania in its supply chain boosting the economy of the West Coast of Tasmania and beyond.

MMG has an office in Burnie, giving employees the flexibility to work from there when they are not required onsite.

Mine Planning Engineer

Are you looking for a Mine Planning role with flexible working arrangements, job sharing opportunities and prospects to work from home?

We are currently seeking an experienced Mine Planning Engineer to join us at the Rosebery Mine.

Reporting to the Senior Mine Planning Engineer, the role of Mine Planning Engineer is to deliver short term plans that support the planning requirements of the operation as well as develop and optimise designs that support future expansions, diamond drill programs and deliver optimised block designs.

This role is offered on a flexible arrangement for the right candidate either residential in Rosebery, Drive in/Drive out (DIDO) from Tasmanian locations or Fly in/Fly Out (FIFO) from within Australia.  Opportunities on a job sharing/part time basis are available as well as a flexible hybrid model working from home, our Burnie office and from site.

Competencies, qualifications and skills:

  • Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or similar degree supported by experience in mine planning.
  • Significant practical experience with underground mining methods
  • Short and long term mine planning skills; including stope designs, development designs and economic panel design compilation.
  • Sound understanding of underground mine ventilation, geotechnical and mine geology.
  • Essential to the role is your hands-on experience with Deswik and/or other mine planning software.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to contribute and work effectively in a team.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Development of panel designs which optimise value and meet the long term mine plan.
  • Delivery of development plans to meet mid-term scheduling requirements.
  • Optimisation of stope shapes and delivery of Stope Note Commentaries.
  • Evaluation of mine design, sequencing and schedules to optimise plans and deliver improvement opportunities.
  • Work closely with Operations, Geology, Production, Geotechnical, Ventilation and Survey team members to deliver safe and practical designs.  
  • Communicate plans through close working relations with Operations.
  • Maintaining clear document control.

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • An attractive remuneration including an incentive scheme, accommodation and allowances.
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • Relocation support where required to the point of hire

As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate.

To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application 11 February 2024.


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Diversity at MMG

At MMG, our aim is to recruit diverse, talented people and to encourage them in their professional and personal development.

Our intent is to create a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.

Our goal for diversity and inclusion is to create an environment where diversity and inclusion is utilised across the business to drive high performance and superior results.

Our diversity and inclusion strategy drivers


To ensure our workforce is diverse in a way that reflects our communities.


To create an inclusive and equitable culture.


To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

Students and graduates

MMG offers various pathways for graduates and undergraduates to join MMG and gain a range of experiences in the minerals and metals industry.

We typically have annual graduate and undergraduate intakes for the major regions in which we operate such as Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lao PDR and Peru.

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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

MMG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx: 1208), and operates and develops copper, zinc and other base metals products across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

Vacation Program

We typically offer summer vacation employment to undergraduate students.
Our Vacation Employment Program provides an opportunity to gain practical experience and obtain an internal view of possible career options as well as supporting local universities close to our mining operations.

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