Planning Superintendent

As Planning Superintendent, you will play a pivotal role in driving the direction, success and long-term planning of our high-margin underground Deflector Gold Copper Mine. Reporting to the Underground Manager and filling the role of Alternate Underground Manager intermittently as required, you will engage and lead a small team of Planning Engineers, ensuring high quality technical output and compliance with regulations. Working closely with the Mining Superintendent, this role offers a high level of autonomy and responsibility, as the primary technical professional in a high-performing and financially secure operation.Key responsibilities of this role will include:Oversee the development of safe, detailed underground mine designsManage the preparation of all medium and long-term schedules, from monthly and quarterly forecasts, up to LOM plans;Lead the preparation of the annual mine budget, including updating the power and cost models;Assist with annual Mineral Reserves reporting;Develop and maintain the cut-off grade strategy, including regular review of all inputs;Complete Feasibility and Due-Diligence evaluations on prospective mining areas;Complete financial evaluations and optimisations to ensure the most economical mine plan is implemented;Drive spatial compliance in order to meet monthly, quarterly and budget targets;Identify and communicate risks to the safe and efficient delivery of mine plans, including recommended mitigation strategies;Direct and lead members of the operational and technical mining teams, including the mining contractor;Work collaboratively with Mine Geology to design, schedule and manage grade control and resource definition requirements;Ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements and legislation; andProvide support to the Underground Mine Manager and operation as needed.ABOUT YOU:Your exceptional communication and leadership skills will ensure Deflector Mining’s high-performing, social and inclusive team culture continues to flourish. Your exceptional ability to guide and mentor developing professionals will allow the team’s planning and production activities reach their full potential.We are looking for qualifications and experience in:Tertiary qualification in Mining EngineeringFirst Class WA Mine Manager’s Certificate of CompetencyComprehensive experience in UG mining, including narrow vein gold operationsExposure to the various aspects of an UG mine, including production/drill & blast, ventilation, backfill, projects, scheduling and operationsSignificant Mine Planning experience up to and including budgets, LOM and feasibility studiesExperience in Reserve estimation and report writingDemonstrated application of continuous improvement ideasExperience acting as either an Alternate or Deputy Underground Manager (preferred)Previous contractor management experience (preferred)Well-developed interpersonal, communication, presentation, literacy, numeracy and analytical skillsDemonstrated experience in a supervisory role, with experience training, coaching and mentoring technical professionalsProficient in use and application of Deswik (CAD, IS, SO and SCHED), and Ventsim and MS Office SuiteFunctional knowledge of WA Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022This pivotal role is open to professionals looking to take the next step in their career as well as experienced professionals. This role is offered on an 8:6, 4:3 roster to allow optimal coverage across both crews. This is an exciting time to join Deflector’s next phase of growth.ABOUT US:Silver Lake Resources is an ASX listed gold and copper producer operating in the Eastern Goldfields and Murchison districts of Western Australia, and in Northern Ontario, Canada. Silver Lake’s WA assets are the Mount Monger Operation, located 50 km southeast of Kalgoorlie, the Deflector Gold Copper Mine, located 160km east of Geraldton and the satellite Rothsay Gold Project in the Southern Murchison region of WA.Deflector began production in 2016 and is a structurally complex, narrow vein, underground high-grade gold and copper mine. It is mined via longhole open stoping methods, using a top-down chevron retreat. Deflector and the more recently established Deflector Southwest mine are currently producing 45-50Kt ore/month between them.TO APPLY:please forward your resume and covering letter by following the prompts. Please note that only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered for this role. You must also be based in Western Australia or willing to relocate if successful for this role.Silver Lake’s preference is to deal directly with applicants so no submissions by third parties or recruitment agencies will be considered at this stage. AUD Perth 6000