Mining Senior Official

Job Description

Anglo American Steelmaking Coal
Steelmaking coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world.  In Australia, we operate five steelmaking coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, and have additional joint venture interests in steelmaking coal and manganese, as well as copper exploration projects underway in North West Queensland and Western Australia.

Job Description

An opportunity exists for an experienced Mining Senior Official to join the team at our Aquila mine site in Middlemount. The Aquila project is an underground hard coking coal mine, which will extend the life of Anglo American’s existing Capcoal underground operations by six years, to 2028. As the largest underground coal miner in Australia, we are leveraging the innovative work already under way at our existing mine sites and scaling the development of new technologies in our operations.

The Aquila project is a further demonstration of our commitment to the Australian metallurgical coal business, and the Central Queensland communities where we operate.

Reporting to the Underground Mine Manager, the Mining Senior Official is responsible for the coordination of shift activities to ensure safe working conditions for all personnel at Aquila Mine.

While driving planned work within the mine, you will monitor, consult and make decisions to ensure the Operations teams’ production and maintenance targets are delivered safely and ensure statutory responsibilities are fulfilled.

You will use your leadership skills and knowledge to lead and mentor deputies and supervisors to identify areas for improvement and to deliver operational excellence.

Your proactive approach to safety and commitment to achieving Zero Harm will be the key to your success in this role.


2nd Class Mine Manager Certificate of Competency or studying to achieve it
Supervisor Qualifications – S1, S2, S3 – G2

Additional information

Full-time permanent, position
7/7 Roster
Residential, DIDO, FIFO options available
Subsidised accommodation & relocation assistance available

What we Offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity, and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Background checks
Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

Inclusion and Diversity

At Anglo American, we embrace change and promote an inclusive and diverse environment where you can bring your whole self to work, every day. We are adopting new approaches to recruitment, talent development, mentoring, parental leave, and flexible working to further support diversity across our business.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Employee referral
Do you know someone who would fit this role? Employee referrals will be accepted for this job. Refer to your local Referral Guidelines for policy conditions and amounts.    

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.


16 October 2022

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Recruitment Agencies
Anglo American Steelmaking Coal does not accept unsolicited applications from Recruitment Agencies.