Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Dugald River
Job no: 498259
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine
MMG Limited is a publicly-listed global base metal mining company recognised as a leading producer of copper and zinc. As an international business, MMG strives to create an inclusive culture by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate. MMG’s Dugald River Mine, is a world-class zinc-lead-silver deposit located in north-west Queensland.
We are currently seeking an experienced
Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our team at Dugald River Mine. Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent in the Mining Technical Services Department, you will be responsible to ensure correct and professional application of geotechnical principles to the planning and operation of the Dugald River Mine, so that compliance with company standards for Ground Control are achieved and maintained.
Provide leadership of the geotechnical engineering team
Develop standards relating to ground control, support, mining methods and extraction sequencing
Ensure that a Ground Control Management Plan in line with the statutory guidelines is developed, implemented and maintained
Develop and maintain systems to monitor and evaluate geotechnical conditions and ensure the efficiency and continuous improvement of these systems
Monitor rock deformations, stress and seismicity
Monitor support and reinforcement systems
Undertake geotechnical analysis utilising Rock Mass Classification systems, empirical methods and numerical modelling
Conduct formal reviews of stope performance focusing on rock mechanics issues
Analyse backfill QA/QC results to determine fill quality in stopes and identify issues
Provide input into mine planning to ensure excavation designs, sequence, pillars, ground support etc. are appropriate to local conditions. Ensure that “lessons learnt” from previous stoping are incorporated into design standards
Provide geotechnical engineering input into mine design and long term planning
Ensure that all documentation relating to ground support and geotechnical issues are reviewed on a predetermined basis
Ensure that all required geotechnical reports are developed within agreed timeframes
Research and Development – Direct internal research and development projects in areas of ground support, backfill, instrumentation and mining methods
Appoint and manage all external consultants / contractors
To be successful in this role, you will have the below;
Minimum of 6 years in underground mining, particularly in the area of rock mechanics
Experience in geotechnical data collection and processing
Demonstrated ability in the identification, analysis and resolution of rock mechanics issues
Further Qualifications and Licences required for this role;
Recognised and relevant Tertiary Degree, i.e. Bachelor of Science / Engineering (Mining, Geology or Geological / Geotechnical Engineering)
Postgraduate degree or industry accepted further qualification in geotechnical or related field
Current C Class Licence
At least one of professional organisation memberships (i.e. AusIMM, IEAust, ISRM, AGS, EAGCG)
Regular publications / presentations at professional forums
This role is based on an 9/6 4/3 4/2 roster, drive in drive out from Cloncurry or Mount Isa or fly in fly out from Townsville (we may consider Brisbane as a commute base to site) Relocation support will be available for successful candidates who reside outside of the local region who wish to relocate to the Cloncurry or Mount Isa districts)
Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package and an annual bonus. On-site accommodation and travel to Dugald River is provided in fully air-conditioned en suite rooms and includes meal service and room cleaning. The new village features, communal media facilities including 4G coverage, onsite Medical Centre, sporting, brand new swimming pool and gym facilities.
As a company, we strive for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity.
If you share MMG’s values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online at
http://careers.mmg.com before the application closing date.
Persons of Kalkadoon heritage and other local Indigenous groups are encouraged to apply.
Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time 11 May 2020
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time
11 Jun 2020
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