A mining engineer's primary role is to design and develop mine designs that are safe and serviceable. Obviously with a booming industry within Australia in the last decade, a mining engineer can expect to be a highly sought after employee.
Personal attributes needed to complete this role include of the ability to identify continuous improvements, adherence to budget specifications and to recommend design criteria for mines.
The role combines an understanding of underground environments and the effects that building structures will have on the surrounding structures and environment.
This role requires someone with excellent management skills who can overlook a mine building project and the operation from conception to completion.
To obtain a role as a mining engineer you will have to have experience within the mining industry ior experience in a similar role. This will make a desirable candidate.
Because of the tasks that are involved with the job, there are various responsibilities that the Mining Engineer must be able to undergo efficiently; responsibilities may include: assessing the commercial viability of building a new mine, modelling a potential mine and finding a suitable location, overseeing and monitoring all activity on a mine site and managing budgets.
-Be able to work as part of a team
-Can communicate effectively