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Underground Geotechnical Engineer

Underground Geotechnical Engineer

Job Title: Underground Geotechnical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Australia, Brisbane
Industry: Engineering
Reference: 3172486
Contact Name: Jackson Burton
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Job Published: October 23, 2020

Job Description

Design & Build is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer for a Leading Base Metal  Producer. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and learn from a team of professional engineers on a world-class, underground zinc operation.

Key responsibilities of the Geotechnical Engineer will include:
  • Monitor rock deformations and performance
  • Monitor support and reinforcement systems, maintain ground support QA/QC database
  • Geotechnical data collection: core logging, rock face mapping, ground support installation, instrumentation
  • Undertaking geotechnical analysis utilising Rock Mass Classification systems, stereonets, failure mode analysis and numerical modelling
  • Conducting reviews of stope performance focussing on rock mechanics issues
  • Providing input into mine planning to ensure excavation designs, pillars, ground support and mining sequences are appropriate
  • Design and operational input into backfill plans for mined voids
To be successful in this role, you will have the below;
  • An unwavering commitment to workplace safety
  • Sound knowledge of rock mechanics, numerical modelling, seismicity, ground support systems and methods
  • Strong background & experience within underground hard rock mining experience
  • Current drivers licence
Further Qualifications and Licences required for this role;
  • Recognised and relevant Tertiary Degree, i.e. Bachelor of Science / Engineering (Mining, Geology or Geological / Geotechnical Engineering)
  • Current C Class Licence
If you would like to know more about this role please contact Jackson Burton on the Mining and Resources Team on 02 9376 8200.

If you feel you are not suitable for this role but would like to discuss other opportunities please contact us to have a confidential discussion.