Job type: 6% Site Allowance & Health AllowanceFull time

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Reporting to the Senior Engineer: Geotechnical, you will be responsible for the provision of a qualified geotechnical support service within the mine that will assist in the achievement of budget development, production, meeting all quality standards including cost, safety, and environment. The primary responsibility of this role will be to provide operational support to the Underground mines, but with assistance to open pit operations as required by the business.

Safety is a core value at Gold Fields, and we expect all levels of employees to always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of our company.

This role is offered on 8 days on 6 days off roster and would require the incumbent to be residential in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie, or Fly in Fly out from Perth

Benefits include:
Gold Fields has a vast array of benefits including:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Quarterly Bonus Scheme & Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Salary continuance scheme and life insurance
  • Flexible Working Arrangements available upon request
  • Continual training and the ability to expand your career
  • Salary Sacrifice options

Duties of the role:

  • Provide a geotechnical service to the mine through understanding, complying, mentoring, and liaising with business partners to promote full statutory compliance with mining regulations, legislation, and company safety objectives relevant to ground control.
  • Daily production tasks relating to geotechnical engineering including review of development plans, blast plans, documentation of inspections and data collection, geotechnical monitoring, stability analysis, recommendations, paste designs and QAQC.
  • Collect and analyse geotechnical parameters to ensure future mining recommendations are forthcoming when required.
  • Capable of running geotechnical aspects of a mine with some input from other senior staff and undertake work for medium-term projects.
  • Actively identify and manage geotechnical risks and the development of systems to monitor and manage these.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of excavation design, planning, geological and operational issues to identify and communicate potential opportunities and concerns.
  • Collect and analyse geotechnical data including effective recognition, investigation, analysis of rockfall events, and ground control issues. Update and report on the rockfall, seismic and other databases where applicable.
  • Ensure that the geotechnical life of mine contributions is of the highest quality by determining design parameters, modelling, and advising on the most appropriate mine design and sequence including future mine projects.

About You:

You will have:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering, Geological Engineering, or Geology with Post Graduate qualifications in Geomechanics.
  • 5 years experience in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 3 years of operational experience in underground mining.
  • Knowledge of relevant statutory obligations.
  • Experience using Deswik, Rocsience™ suite, Numerical modelling packages & specialised seismic software packages.
  • Project/Cost Management Training would be highly regarded.

Applications can be submitted via:

We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islanders and candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

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