Senior Geotechnical Engineer


NSW - Other, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 23/11/2018

Job Category:

Engineering / Geotechnical

Job description:

Our people are central to our success.

With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential.

Join our team of industry leaders – because with us, your skills, knowledge and experience will make a difference to the benefit of our clients, communities and project partners.

About us

With a history since 1934, Thiess is the world’s largest mining services provider. We offer the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities in leading commodities across Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Mongolia. Every day, we optimise the mining lifecycle to create lasting value.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Technical Services team based in Singleton, NSW.

This role will provide geotechnical engineering support to our NSW projects to manage risk and improve operational and financial effectiveness for our current projects and apply these processes to the development of new mining projects.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide geotechnical engineering assistance and expertise to projects in New South Wales
  • Assist with development and review of geotechnical guidelines, management plans and procedures
  • Review geotechnical and/or geological data identifying geotechnical risk and recommended controls
  • Provide assistance and expertise to projects relating to geotechnical systems, management plans and procedures
  • Have an active involvement in the management of pit slope failures to ensure appropriate failure analysis is undertaken to determine root causes
  • Facilitate and provide operational support for the use of appropriate geotechnical monitoring systems to NSW projects

About you

  • Possession of tertiary qualifications in Geology and/or Geotechnical Engineering
  • Experience in a Geotechnical Engineering environment (5+ years)
  • Experience working at a large-scale open cut operation
  • Mine geotechnical experience (large scale open cut)
  • Understanding of mining principles, design concepts and operations
  • Proficiency in Vulcan, Deswick or other relevant mine planning, design and geological modelling software
  • Proficiency in 2D geotechnical analysis software
  • Knowledge of mine operation regulatory and legislative requirements in New South Wales
  • The ability to influence people across all levels of the business

Travel will be required as part of this role and short-term site secondments may also be required.

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision: everyone matters always.

Through this vision, we will build a community where respect, value and thoughtfulness toward each person will underpin their ability to bring their full self to work because here they will be empowered, safe and included.

How to apply

This role is an opportunity to make the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment there is no better time to join Thiess.

To apply for this role please follow the below link. Applications close on Monday, 3rd December 2018.