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Lead Surveyor

Date: 22-Jul-2021

Location: Douglas Park, NSW, AU, 2569

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company.


Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.


We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.


With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.


Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.





This position will be based at Appin Mine which is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.



The opportunity


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Underground Coal Mine Surveyor to join the Illawarra Metallurgical Coal Technical Services Team in a permanent full-time position.


As the Lead Surveyor you will be responsible for providing accurate and timely surveying services to the operation while ensuring statutory compliance to relevant legislation. In addition to this, you will lead and mentor a team of Surveyors.


Accountabilities –


  • Maintain statutory mine plans to the frequency and standards required by relevant legislation.
  • Maintain the mine’s underground survey control network.
  • Provide technical surveying services and support to mine operations and project teams.
  • Provide support in the “Authority to Mine” process.
  • Reconcile and report weekly and monthly production metrics to various levels of the business.



About you   


  • Bachelor of Engineering (surveying) or Bachelor of Surveying.
  • NSW Registered Mine Surveyor
  • Significant experience working as a surveyor at an Australian underground coal mine
  • Experience working in an “in charge” surveyor role is preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence across various levels of the business.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute, influence and make decisions within multi-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coach and mentor employees resulting in improved engagement and team capability.



What we offer you 


  • Competitive salaries and bonus structures
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan



Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


Applications for this job will close on Thursday 5th August, 2021.