Job Description Mining Engineer

Job Title

Mining Engineer

Line Manager/ Reports to

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Insert as applicable e.g. Poole site or such other location that may be required of the job role

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Core Objectives

To carry out skilled mining engineering work at specified locations on designated projects with responsibility for ensuring the safe and economically viable development of mines and other underground and surface developments, performing the required tasks to meet targets, specified criteria and deadlines.


Main Tasks/Duties and Responsibilities  



Responsibility to workers and direct the team to

– manage the overall development, performance, management, maintenance and improvement of

mining engineering work at designated locations and on specified projects

– ensuring the safe and economically viable development of mines and other underground and surface developments, performing the designated tasks to meet specified targets, criteria and deadlines.

– direct the development of allocated projects to achieve targets

– assist in developing plans for progress and growth, including best practice and use of technology

– manage and maintain excellent operational standards

– ensure that the team are focused and deliver key priorities, high quality provision, high standards of health and safety, good communication

– to assist in the setting of  budgets for designated projects and to adhere to budget constraints and targets, undertaking regular reviews as necessary

– risk management, including monitoring performance against targets, to achieve maximum profitability, providing savings in operational costs wherever possible

– meet your targets and those of the team/projects as a whole

– the smooth running of projects

– contribute to training and development of the team and projects in general

– contribute to the overall development of the organisation generally and provide consultancy advice as required

– assist in the achievement of organisation plans

– maintain overall project responsibility for performing all duties in compliance with health and safety and all related legal/statutory regulations, professional duties, responsibilities and obligations and insert as applicable


Day to day responsibilities at agreed locations

– undertake feasibility studies and assess site viability (including reserve and resource estimates) , including commercial viability, taking into account specified criteria

– assist with project proposals, reporting, planning, designing and developing methods and structure of mines and material requirements and handling, on specific projects, using appropriate software and systems

– responsibility for preparation of plans

– project manage and oversee mining production process and providing appropriate instruction to designated team

– monitor projects to ensure efficient operations

– ensure projects adhere to all aspects of safety issues, including selection and use of equipment.

– overall responsibility for assessment and allocation of supplies

– overall responsibility for costing/supply/budgetary reviews

– assist in shaft filling in, final closure and rehabilitation and reclamation process

– maintain appropriate and adequate worker levels and oversee all activities

– liaise with contractors/suppliers and other stakeholders

– subject to specified criteria, recruitment, training, set action and targets, appraise and manage performance, development, coaching and general support of all project team members to ensure targets are met

– maintain accurate data/records/documentation

– carry out projects in accordance with contract requirements

– carry out projects within specified time limits

– ensure compliance to quality standards, policies and procedures, codes and legislation,  including health and safety

– immediately report problems/failures that may impact on the organisation and/or its clients/customers to Line Manager

– responsibly use resources and control expenses to meet budgetary controls

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures

– set an example for team members of commitment, dedication, work ethics and habits and personal character



From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the efficient running of the organisation generally.


Your usual hours will be from 8am to 4pm. However you will be expected to work as and when necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.


In view of  the nature of the job you may be required to perform shift work (such as 12 Hour shifts including days, nights and weekends on a rota basis) and you will be expected to work as and when necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.

Insert following if applicable Your job will involve travel to sites within the agreed area. The agreed area is insert e.g. 20 mile radius, county etc

Secondary Tasks/Duties





The role is part of the whole organisation team and as such requires you to perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the business of our organisation and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, the Organisation and its clients/customers. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the Organisation’s rules, procedures and policies


Management / Supervisory Responsibilities


People or equipment



You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role. This means you should carry out checks and arrange maintenance as required.

You must also ensure that equipment is used in accordance with training provided, all of the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable, any safety equipment or Personal Protective Equipment provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment you use is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.


Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– to have achieved the following qualifications insert as applicable

– to hold the following insert as applicable e.g. professional body etc

– knowledge of insert as applicable

– experience in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g.  minimum 2 years

– requisite knowledge of the machinery, tools, equipment, and materials common to the role

– to demonstrate knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations for this role

– proven skills in insert as applicable e.g. particular software/system such as PPM systems

– aptitude for mining project management and associated relationship management

– leadership with ability to manage a project and motivate a team

– proven ability to develop others

– demonstrate deadline/time management and task management skills

– high degree of integrity and honesty in all dealings

– excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisational and communication skills

– ability to work under pressure

– excellent proven project management skills

– full driving licence


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You need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the Organisation and any applicable rules, regulations (particularly of any professional body) and with any law which applies to your job role.

Special Working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies

The nature of your role will require you to travel within the area that your team covers. However, from time to time you may be expected to travel outside that area as the job role requires.


Salary/wages level C – 45,000 or insert £ per hour
Benefits insert details of any benefits

Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

Site Manager

Date approved