Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Job no: 498631
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Rosebery Mine
We are MMG and we mine for progress.
At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, our communities and shareholders.
Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.
We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of
thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.
Rosebery is an underground polymetallic base metal mine located in the township of Rosebery in Tasmania, Australia and is 100% owned by MMG Limited.
With continuous production since 1936 Rosebery mine has current potential to extend life beyond 2028. This underground mine has continually attracted and produced world class professionals. With a strong community focus and core values including safety and integrity, we are proud of our role in community development and our economic contribution to the local Tasmanian industry.
The operation continues to deliver excellent operational performance and employs over 500 employees and contractors who reside in the local region.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
We are currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our busy and successful team at Rosebery reporting directly to the Mine Technical Services Superintendent. The key responsibility as the Senior Geotechnical Engineer is to support the Technical Services Team to ensure correct and professional application of Geotechnical principles to the Planning and Operational Departments at Rosebery.
This role is offered on a 5/2, 4/3 roster basis.
Competencies, qualifications and skills:
An unwavering commitment to workplace safety and a demonstrated expertise in establishing cultures and systems that embed safety awareness.
A drive for continuous improvement
Excellent communication and influencing skills with a demonstrated ability to contribute and work effectively in a team
Sound knowledge of rock mechanics, numerical modelling, ground support systems and methods
Proficiency in mine design and geotechnical software packages
Substantial experience with various stoping and backfill methods, geotechnical data collection and processing, and the technical design of stopes, pillars and ground support
Experience leading and coaching high performing teams
Key responsibilities will include:
Coaching and developing of the Geotechnical Engineering Team in functions of rock mechanics and ground control
Developing and maintaining standards relating to ground control, ground support, mining methods and extraction sequencing and ensuring that a Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan for Ground and Strata Instability is in line with the statutory and company guidelines.
Providing feedback to the Long Term Planning department regarding the practicality of the plan with regards to ground control and stability
Ensuring that operational management is adequately briefed on ground control issues in a timely manner
Identifying areas for business improvement and engaging stakeholders for optimisation
Leading and participating in operational incident investigations
Undertaking geotechnical analysis utilising Rock Mass Classification systems, empirical methods and numerical modelling, conducting formal reviews of excavation designs and performance focusing on Geotechnical issues
Providing input into mine planning to ensure excavation designs, sequence, pillars and ground support are appropriate to local conditions
Developing and maintaining a QA/QC system for ground support and backfill
What we offer
A safety-first culture
An attractive remuneration including an incentive scheme, accommodation and allowances.
A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
Relocation support where required to the point of hire
As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate.
To know more about MMG please visit our webpage
If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date.
Advertised: Tasmania Daylight Time 31 Mar 2021
Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time
30 Apr 2021
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