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  • Job reference: RMS0218867

Geotechnical Engineer

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/11/2019
  • Duration: perm
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The Role:
Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, this role supports Mine Planning and Operations by providing geotechnical advice and ensures that geotechnical risks are understood, monitored and managed.
Seeking an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to join the team on a permanent basis, working an 8/6 FIFO roster from either Brisbane or Townsville.

Duties include:

  • Geotechnical assessment and input into the mine design, drill and blast, ground support, and paste processes.
  • Significant focus on stable stope designs and the identification of appropriate controls.
  • Assessment of excavation, rockmass and support performance.
  • Geotechnical monitoring including design, installation & analysis of data.
  • Audits / Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QACQ) of ground support applications & standards.
  • Underground data collection & stability investigations.
  • Design development rehabilitation and cablebolt plans.
  • Numerical modelling of designs.


  • Tertiary qualification in Geotechnical, Engineering Geology, Civil, or Mining Engineering and/or Post Graduate Geotechnical / Rock Mechanics.
  • Experience in hard rock, underground operation - ideally with open stope mining methods.
  • Problem solving skills which employ a risk-based approach.
  • Great communication skills and the desire to be a team player.

The Company:
Our client, a global mining operator, has an emphasis on strong cultural values with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development with a reputation for embracing diversity and developing people's long term potential and careers.

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