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Specialist Geotechnical Design Engineers - Perth


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Specialist Geotechnical Design Engineers - Perth
  • Opportunity to be a part of a large and established geotechnical community
  • Central CBD location working Monday to Friday with ad-hoc site travel
  • Exciting and technically challenging but rewarding role

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for enthusiastic Specialist Geotechnical Design Engineers to join our Technical Services team in Perth. You will provide geotechnical recommendations to mine planning and studies, and ensure geotechnical residual risks are communicated to the operations for management during implementation.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

Reporting to the Superintendent Geotechnical Design, you will:

  • Complete and review open pit stability and geotechnical design assessments for operating mines and studies from conceptual stage to closure
  • Derive material parameters from drilling and laboratory testing data, and assess geological, hydrogeological and structural information to formulate geotechnical models
  • Conduct stability analysis and provide geotechnical design recommendations for open pits, waste dumps and land bridges
  • Liaise with external consultants and project manage design studies to ensure fit for purpose design recommendations are provided and projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Regular engagement with site based operational teams and technical specialists within the Mine Engineering team

About you

With tertiary qualifications in Science, Earth Science or Engineering, you will have considerable experience in geotechnical data collection and geotechnical open pit slope design. Post graduate qualifications in rock mechanics will be advantageous as will specific knowledge and experience with geotechnical design software such as Vulcan and Rocscience.

You will have excellent technical reporting writing skills, strong organisational skills and the ability to manage projects and prioritise work. A current C class driver's licence will be required and design experience in the Pilbara or similar structurally complex terrains will be well regarded.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world's first to be certified "responsible" helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, we own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand.

We are one of the world's leading producers and exporters of iron ore.

Roles are only available to those either willing to relocate to or those currently residing in Western Australia.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Applications close on 14 March 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)