Senior Mining Engineer-drill and blast

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  1727

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity


Work Location: Eliwana - Fortescue’s Eliwana mine is located on the traditional lands of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama people.


Roster: 4D3R - FIFO Ex Perth


We are actively seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team in the role of Senior Mining Engineer - Drill and Blast. Reporting to the Superintendent - Short Term Planning, this position presents an exciting opportunity for individuals to contribute to our operations in a collaborative and inclusive environment.

Key Responsibilities


  • Leading the recruitment, development, and performance management of the Drill and Blast Engineering Team, with a commitment to fostering the professional growth of all team members.
  • Oversight and management of the drill and blast design process with a focus on optimising drill productivity and fragmentation.
  • Provide technical expertise to Mining Operations Supervisors, ensuring effective management of drilling and blasting activities, including cavity and heritage management.
  • Contribution to Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and two-year plans as needed, with a dedication to capturing diverse perspectives to deliver the best result.
  • Coordinate the timely delivery of drill pattern preparation to meet weekly and monthly goals.
  • Providing input into and assisting in managing the Drill and Blast budget.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Mine Engineering or an equivalent qualification.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Mining and Drill & Blast Engineering.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Drill & Blast Engineering and mining operations.
  • Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience leading diverse teams in dynamic environments is advantageous.
  • Extensive exposure to Drill & Blast software, where proficiency in Vulcan, Blast Logic by Maptek, and Viewshot by Dyno Nobel considered highly desirable.
  • Experience with Blast Vibration monitoring and assessment is preferred.

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 

Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.