Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

North Queensland Zinc Assets

Mount Isa, QLD

Ref. No. R2-27600

As one of the largest global zinc lead mines, our North Queensland Zinc Assets offers our employees unique and challenging opportunities. This position is residential in Mount Isa on a 5:2 4:3 roster and relocation benefits will be provided to the successful applicant.

We are currently seeking an experienced and innovative thinking Senior Geotechnical Engineer for our Zinc underground mining operation.

Reporting to the Superintendent: Geology and Geotechnical Services; you will be responsible for mentoring Junior Geotechnical Engineers, maintaining and providing continuous improvement to current geotechnical procedures and processes. Provide Geotechnical input and support to Operations and Technical Services.

The key responsibilities in this role include:

  • Monitoring & Management of all geotechnical hazards of the open pit (currently inactive) and the underground operation.
  • Ensure compliance is maintained to the Ground Control Management plan and QLD mining quarrying and Safety ACT.
  • Conduct and report Empirical and Numerical modelling of, new mining blocks.
  • Ensure geotechnical block models are maintained and updated on a bi-annual basis.
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A tertiary degree or an equivalent qualification in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology or Mining Geo-mechanics.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in underground hard rock mining.
  • Demonstrate teamwork, strong communication skills, effective problem solving skills, analytical skills.
  • High level of accuracy in their work and ability to manage time effectively.
  • Competent in using the following software packages, Rocscience software packages, Surpac, Leapfrog3D, Map3D and Quickslope or equivalent open pit slope stability monitoring packages.
Our mining operation is on land traditionally owned by the Kalkadoon People and we respect their rights and interests. Mount Isa Mines encourages suitably qualified indigenous applicants to apply.

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