Reference : 566902

Mining Engineer

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom LEICESTERSHIRE
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 04/11/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Mining Engineer based at East Leake site near Loughborough. You would be part of a team responsible for provision and delivery of mining engineering activities, supporting our underground drill and blast, continuous miner and surface mining operations.


How you will utilise your expertise?


This role is working with British Gypsum where you will be responsible in providing technical assistance to the central multidisciplinary team and local mine management on health, safety, geotechnical, competency & World Class Manufacturing (WCM). You will assist in the production of plans for the efficient operation of the Company’s Mines and Quarries, including the planning of new developments, selection and specifications of new equipment.


In the role as a Mining Engineer you will;


  • Revise mine design documents and development plans to ensure mines are worked efficiently and maximise use of resources.

  • Cost and evaluate mining options and manage mining and engineering projects and contractors as required.

  • Assist in the development of Company mechanical and electrical specifications for plant and equipment.

  • Provide technical assistance on safety, health, mine environment, geotechnical and engineering issues.

  • Investigate and develop potential productivity improvements and conduct trials as appropriate.

  • Assist the team with representing Company interests on HSE legislative committees and working groups formulating and commenting on new legislation. Liaise with HMI and Mine Managers on H&S issues to develop consistent improvements in safety standards and compliance.


What kind of person are we looking for?


First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?


In order to be successful in this role, you must have;


  • A BSc and/or MSc degree in Mining Engineering

  • Experience working in underground mining

  • Technical competence in a range of mining disciplines with an aptitude to solve problems

  • Excellent all round communications skills and a high level of computer literacy.

  • As travel throughout the UK is needed in this role, a full driving licence is required.


For this role, it would be great if you have


  • Geotechnical experience


Who are Saint-Gobain?


Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.


You are applying to work with British Gypsum this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?


At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.