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Contract awarded for Central Qld coal mine


A mineral processing company has won the tender for a coal operation in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

A subsidiary of CIMIC Group recently secured a design and construction contract for QCoal’s Byerwen Coal Mine in Suttor, 212km west of Mackay.

Successful bidder Sedgman is responsible for planning and building a new tailings dewatering facility at the mine site. The work is promised to reduce power usage and operational risk while, at the same time, improving water recovery and dewatering chemical management.

Construction is expected to start before the end of March and end in mid-2022.

Hiring now

The contractor is currently hiring for the following job openings:

  • graduate mechanical engineer (multiple positions)
  • reliability technician – condition monitoring
  • graduate structural engineer (multiple)
  • environmental/sustainability graduate
  • reliability technician – lubrication
  • graduate process engineer (multiple)
  • graduate electrical engineer
  • graduate controls engineer
  • graduate data scientist.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered flexible full-time or job share work arrangements, camp accommodation and professional development opportunities. Company vehicles for site travel are also available.

Permanent jobs offered

Meanwhile Thiess, which performs contract work at the QCoal Northern Hub, is recruiting for the the following permanent vacancies:

  • drill and blast engineer (multiple positions)
  • mining engineer (multiple).

Click here to apply. The right applicants will be offered a roster of five days on and two days off and full camp accommodation with meals provided.

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“We are pleased to continue working with QCoal with a key focus on reducing impacts and undertaking environmentally responsible practices. The tailings dewatering contract at Byerwen is a great opportunity to achieve joint goals in environmental, social and governance,” Sedgman managing director Grant Fraser said in a public statement.

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