Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - QLD Bowen Basin
Engineering - Mining, Thiess
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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 today.

About the role

We are seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for our Lake Vermont project, reporting to the Technical Services Manager.  In this dynamic role you will provide Geotechnical support and assistance to the operation ensuring compliance with company and statutory requirements.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Promote and maintain high safety performance through personal commitment and application of safety policies and procedures
  • Provide Geotechnical support and assistance to the operation, ensuring that the operation complies with all the relevant company and statutory requirements.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a structural database and contribute towards continuous structural data acquisition
  • Ensure the Geotechnical Principal Hazard Management Plan and Geotechnical Design Guidelines remains fit for purpose and relevant to the project conditions 
  • Conduct regular Geotechnical Audits of the mining operations
  • Work with Mine Planning Engineers to optimise safe design criteria and support the mine design quality assurance and review process
  • Slope stability analysis and assessment of pit walls and waste dumps
  • Assessment of geotechnical hazards relating to the daily operations of the mine
  • Geotechnical monitoring planning and implementation
  • Awareness training for employees

Benefits & Conditions

  • Monday to Friday roster with monthly RDO’s
  • Camp accommodation or housing assistance provided locally
  • DIDO or FIFO available from Brisbane
  • 5 weeks of annual leave
  • The Lake Vermont Project is situated outside of Dysart, in Central Queensland.  This project is one of Thiess’ largest and longest running projects. 

About you

Role Requirements as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Lake Vermont:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Geotechnical Engineering or related disciplines
  • A minimum of four years’ experience, with specific experience and knowledge in rock mechanics
  • Experience with Vulcan, geotechnical design packages and Microsoft Office suite
  • A current driver's license
  • Knowledge of the QCMSH Act & Regulations and the QLD Engineers Act
  • Excellent analytical, management, organization and problem-solving skills
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • Geotechnical RPEQ status will be highly regarded

About us

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

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How to apply

This role is an opportunity to take 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.

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