Automation & Software Engineer

Job Description

Whitehaven Coal is the dominant player in Australia’s only emerging high-quality coal basin. With a culture based on our values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Value and Excellence, our reputation for excellence in project delivery and safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operations continues to grow.

About The Role

This role will see you accountable for providing automation technical support to the entire Narrabri Coal Operations site, covering key surface and underground infrastructure including; Conveyors, Development and Longwall Equipment, Ventilation Fans, Gas Drainage and CHPP.

What You’ll Bring


  • A proven track record and experience with CitectSCADA and Allen Bradley PLC’s
  • Experience with Wonderware Historian or other Historian packages
  • Microsoft SQL database administration 
  • Microsoft SQL Reporting services administration and report generation     
  • Experience in Microsoft NET based technologies, object-oriented programming languages and web front end software technologies   
  • Communication systems including fixed and wireless technologies, LAN/WAN/Radio link networks
  • Working knowledge of standard networking, routing & common communication protocols including TCP/IP, Ehthernet/IP, OPC, Modbus, DeviceNET, ControlNET  
  • Previous experience in a similar role  
  • Self-motivated to work autonomously as well in a team 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal 










Why Whitehaven Coal?


  • Career development, mentorship and coaching
  • Full relocation packages
  • Access to salary packaging including novated leasing
  • Salary sacrifice opportunities
  • Attractive salary and bonus scheme + $1k company shares
  • Employee referral scheme - $3000 for successful referrals!
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave









Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the workplace. We are striving for an inclusive workplace that brings people from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants of diversity of gender, culture and experience.


To be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia

Whitehaven Coal is an endorsed Circle Back Initiative Employer. 


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