Minjar Gold is experiencing a period of exciting growth at our Pajingo gold operation including the development of a new boxcut and portal. We currently have a vacancy for a permanent full-time Senior Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Charters Towers on a 5/2/4/3 roster, or FIFO on an 8/6 roster.
About the Role
Reporting to the Mine Manager, this role’s primary purpose is to provide sound Geotechnical advice and planning input to the Pajingo mining operations while managing risks associated with geotechnical hazards within the bounds of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and Regulation 2001 in order to maintain and improve mine safety.
Duties and responsibilities will include to:
Ensure that Pajingo Mine complies with the relevant Mining Act and Regulations with respect to managing geotechnical risk
Manage and review the Ground Control Management Plans for both open cut and UG
Assess and facilitate the assessment of new open pit and underground mines
Facilitate all internal and external geotechnical audits and inspections & develop and maintain internal auditing tools as required including appropriate QA/QC
Perform stability analysis of slopes in Open Pits and UG excavations using accepted industry practices
Review geotechnical core logging for vertical opening and stoping areas to ensure that structures are taken into account for UG stoping
Work with Mine Planners to optimise stope and bench sequencing to promote good mining practice and predictable results
Review/refine and optimise the ground support policies for UG development to manage the ground conditions in a cost efficient and practical manner
Improve selective mining processes via reduction in stope over break and dilution
Facilitate all geotechnical data acquisition and analysis conducted by third party consultants as required
Prepare appropriate capital and operating budgets and justifications relating to geotechnical expenditure
Maintain a positive attitude towards safety in the workplace and increase safety awareness, implement safety training and promotions and set an example for others
To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills, qualifications & personal attributes:
Relevant Engineering or Rock Mechanic Engineering qualifications
At least 5 years of mining industry experience in a geotechnical capacity with proven knowledge in both Open Cut and Underground mining methods
Experience with geotechnical investigations, interpretation and reporting as well as the development of models (both underground and open cut)
Technical Skills in specialised Geotechnical, Mining Software and Mine Planning Systems - namely Deswik, Rocscience suite and Map3D
Extensive experience in mine operations with the ability to prioritise and schedule work while working safely at all times
Familiarity with new technology developments and instrumentation
Strong analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of statutory requirements
Excellent communicator with strong stakeholder relationship and engagement skills
Minjar Gold offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to work within a growing company with strong values and a hardworking culture.
Candidates must have the right to reside and work in Australia.