Mining Engineer - Drill and Blast

Mining Engineer – Drill and Blast


  • 8/6 Roster (Days only)
  • Industry competitive remuneration package + bonuses + benefits
  • Cowal Gold Operation


About us


From humble beginnings in 2010, Evolution Mining is now a leading gold producer, operating six mines across Australia and Canada. Enacting our vision to be inspired people creating a premier global gold company, we are indeed a bold team with a bright future. Our operational diversity offers our employees access to many experiences and career opportunities within the one company. So, whether you choose to work at one of our underground or open pit operations, explore for our future as part of our Discovery team, or join our Group Office, we know you’ll have a bright future with us.


About Cowal


A world-class gold operation.

At our cornerstone asset of Cowal, our $430 million investment has led to a longer mine life as we have boldly reimagined our future. We’ve taken our successful open pit operation underground in just seven years. Combined with unique work opportunities across Processing, Maintenance and support teams, our operational diversity at Cowal is great for uplifting careers.

Located near West Wyalong in central New South Wales, Cowal is a residential site where we encourage our people to live nearby and enjoy the close-knit communities and lifestyles of the surrounding areas.


About the Role


Reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer, the Mining Engineer (Drill and Blast) will play a pivotal role in delivering technical solutions for the mining operations department, collaborating closely with, operational teams as well as other technical teams such as geology, survey, and geotechnical engineering. The primary objective of this role is to ensure the implementation of safe and efficient mining practices through effective drill and blast design and control.


Key Responsibilities and Duties


  • Design drilling, loading, and initiation plans in alignment with the short-term mine plan
  • Collaboration with the planning team  to integrate drill and blast plans with other planning and operational areas.
  • Actively engage with the production team to communication these designs and plans to ensure there safe and efficient execution.
  • Optimization of drill & blast processes with a focus on increasing operational efficiency.
  • Embrace and uphold Evolution's core values of Safety, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect.
  • Lead a culture of safety and continuous improvement, actively contributing to our Net Zero 2050 initiative.


About You


At Evolution, we view the growth of our team members as integral to our business success. As a Drill and Blast Engineer, you will gain exposure to various facets of our Cowal Gold Operation and play a pivotal role within the Technical Services Team.


Your ability to uphold high work standards and collaborate effectively with others is paramount. This role demands strong analytical and communication skills, along with a keen eye for detail. As an organized, efficient, proactive, and adaptable professional, you will thrive in our dynamic work environment that welcomes change.


To be considered, you should demonstrate:


•            A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or an equivalent field.

•            Previous experience in a similar Open Pit Drill and Blast role.

•            Strong communication and collaboration skills

•            Proficiency in using Deswik software is highly advantageous.

•            A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



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