Job Description

About The Organisation

Whitehaven Coal is a leading producer of some of the world’s highest quality coal. Operating in NSW’s Gunnedah Basin, our vision is to be Australia’s leading independent coal company.

Whitehaven Coal operates five open cut mines (Maules Creek, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga, Rocglen & Sunnyside), one underground mine (Narrabri) and a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant, supported by offices in Gunnedah, Newcastle, Sydney and Tokyo. The company has been growing its workforce and currently has almost 1000 direct employees.

Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the number of women and Aboriginal people in our workforce and welcomes applicants who reflect diversity of gender and culture.

Our commitment is to be:

A leading producer of some of the world’s highest quality coal A company that has locally-based employees wherever possible A proud member of and leading employer in the north west NSW region A provider of stable and secure employment opportunities for local Aboriginal people A company that achieves Zero Harm to our people, our environment and our community About The Role

An opportunity exists for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Narrabri underground coal team.

Reporting to the Manager of Electrical Engineering you will be responsible for assisting with: 

Ensuring all site electrical equipment delivers the highest level of safety and performance in compliance with all relevant regulations, codes and standards Ensuring all electrical project work is performed in a safe and efficient manner across the site Formulating and implementing site electrical standards, systems and procedures to achieve company objectives Provide technical engineering support and coordination for capital projects, equipment upgrades and major equipment overhaul Drive operational improvement through analysis of plant performance and subsequent maintenance and equipment reliability activities Ensure equipment, engineering standards and technical solutions add value to the business and meet relevant statutory or regulatory requirements Assist in the budget process for operations and capital works Ensuring adequate contingency planning is available to maintain long term business continuity Leading the development of site’s long-term maintenance strategy Coordination of electrical contracts and contractors and project management About You or Skills / Experience

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications, experience and qualities:

A tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering A certificate of competency for a NSW Mine Electrical Engineer Previous experience managing repair and maintenance of underground coal mining equipment Previous experience with computer managed maintenance systems for underground mining equipment, preferably Pulse Demonstrable knowledge and skill with explosion protection (EEHA) and High Voltage (Safe Work Practices) Demonstrated leadership in a multi-functional work team environment Demonstrated positive verbal and written communications Demonstrated time management skills


How To Apply 

If you are interested in this position:

Complete the questions contained in the application below, then click Apply Attach a resume.  Please note this is a mandatory requirement of the application process


The Narrabri Shire is conveniently located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney and is well serviced by road and rail. The Narrabri Shire has established healthcare infrastructure and a wide selection of public and secondary schools offering great teaching and learning opportunities.

For additional information regarding the benefits of living within the Narrabri Shire please refer to: and

Please be advised that in the interest of the health of our employees and visitors, all Whitehaven Coal sites are smoke free

Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal people in the workplace

Whitehaven aims for an inclusive workplace that brings both men and women from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants who reflect diversity of gender, culture, experience and skills.

Required Skills

Coal Mining


Tamworth & North West NSW