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Geotechnical Engineer - Senior

Highgrade Personnel - Perth, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

The organisation

Our client owns numerous mines and isan established gold producer, has next to no debt, retains a well known andvisible leadership team, both impressive and stable. A great future, withimpressive financial fundamentals and solid expansion plans in place.

Regarded as one of the best networkedpeople consultant teams, 6Points brings together recruitment and industryexperts, along with project led associates, to deliver outstanding results totransport infrastructure, technical, engineering, construction and miningoperations. All 6Points associates are industry specific professionals, manywith over a decade of experience recruiting premium talent throughout Australiaand beyond.

A nice place to call home with greatcamp life to boot, this mine has a super long life with significant resourcesand mine reserves. It’s a high volume operation and is now moving to a highgrades phase, plus has a low cost (AISC running just over $1,000.) Recentdrilling has returned 10s of metres at close to 10 grams of gold a tonne. Wehave an opportunity here with substantial vista and visible promotionalopportunities within the wider business.

A total remuneration package $150,000- $178,000 depending upon your skillset is on offer, with bonuses (established andsteady over numerous years) taking you over the $200,000 mark.

The position

With the visible and highlyaccessible support of geotechnical, engineering & mining leadership onsite,this role is responsible for mine planning, design and geotechnical support tooptimise mine operations, and includes monitoring data collection, evaluation& interpretation.

Mining methods include stoping withpaste backfill options being assessed.

Your general tasks will include

  • reviewing and communicate work practices to reduce the risk of injury from geotechnical hazards,
  • coordinating routine inspections, geotechnical monitoring and the documentation of inspections and data collection, whilst reporting all significant ground related incidents,
  • providing and analysing geotechnical designs, planning and guidance to ensure the safe and sustainable extraction of resources,
  • the review & optimisation of development plans, blast plans, stability analysis, scheduling recommendations and quality control / quality assurance specifications to ensure plans are in accordance with geotechnical standards,
  • carrying out geotechnical evaluations, risk assessments and make geotechnical recommendations,
  • obtaining rock samples at different depths across sites and testing samples through rock mapping of underground excavations and geotechnical logging of core to determine strength, and other factors that affect rock behaviour
  • planning and directing survey work to analyse the likely behaviour of rock when placed under pressure below ground,
  • timely validation and interpretation of geological data, through ongoing data collection and evaluation and analyse geotechnical data including effective recognition, investigation, analysis of rock fall events and ground control issues,
  • reviewing and update the Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP),
  • analysing ground support solutions for both static and dynamic loads,
  • developing and maintain an understanding of mining, planning, geological and operational issues to identify and communicate potential opportunities and concerns,
  • coordinating the use of consultants for geotechnical design and review and manage geotechnical contractors on site,
  • Support completion of monthly and other reporting on data gathering, evaluation, designs, monitoring and geotechnical performance,
  • providing meaningful input and revisions to the underground ground control management plan through the collection and analysing of geotechnical parameters,
  • assisting with the training and mentoring of junior geotechnical engineers to enhance site based geotechnical skills,
  • increasing the ground awareness knowledge of site personnel,
  • liaising with Mining Departments, Mine Planning team, Mine Geology and Surveying Departments, other engineers, managers, and operators and any onsite mining contractors ,
  • assisting with the development, implementation, analysis and communication of monitoring regimes with respect to ground water, rock mass conditions and backfill placement,
  • looking for, assessing & implementing business improvement and cost control opportunities.

Ideally you will be comfortablewith promotion.

About You

This role, FIFO from Perth, is for ageotechnical engineer comfortable making geotechnical decision through havinghad a number of years experience, ideally in gold deposits and underground. Your referees, holding Mining Manager, TechnicalServices Manager or Superintendent positions, will attest to your ability tomake sound judgement and lead / mentor appropriately with the well developedability to undertake geotechnical investigations, interpretation, reporting andrisk management.

As a general rule, you will have

tertiary qualifications in Mining / Geoscience / Civil with major in Geomechanics or equivalent. Having as Masters in Geomechanics will be viewed as favourable, experience using Deswik, Rocsience™ suite (RS2, 2D & 3D Slide, S-Wedge, Unwedge, RocFall, RocData) numerical modelling packages, with experience across other packages, including MAP 3D, 4D, Surpac, Vulcan and Sirovision etc. well regarded, A strong understanding of statutory requirements and geotechnical considerations for underground and, of secondary benefit, open pit mining and backfill operations, an understanding of the mine planning process through long term to short term, established technical knowledge focus on structural geology and open stope/rock mechanics, effective communication skills, and are able to pass medicals, police checks and hold a WA manual licence

The reward

Our client is well aware of thefactors that drive a motivated and engaged employee, and those factors includebut also demand more than a solid salary. Whilst you will be offered a salarywell above industry average, you will also be provided significant family andcareer package enhancements. You will be offered substantial career developmentmentoring, training and industry involvement and engagement.

Please apply now or call Jeremy on0478 644 655 to discuss further.