Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne Head Office, VIC, Australia
Sep 16, 2020
Oct 16, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Discover what's possible with us

Join our Geotechnical team based at our Melbourne office during an exciting period of transformation. Reporting to the Principal Geotechnical Engineer, the role provides internal geotechnical support for Newcrest's studies into the design of future underground mining projects to support Newcrest's growth strategy.

It's an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Operations near and far

We're proud to be the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Based on St Kilda Road, our Melbourne Head Office is easily accessible by public transport or car, with discounted parking available, and located across the road from the Albert Park Lake. Experience a lunch break around the lake or have access to our on-site gym facilities, with local eateries only a short walk from the office.

Who we're looking for

A big focus of this of this position is to provide internal geotechnical support for studies into the design of future underground mining projects, particularly block caving. You will be responsible for geotechnical activities that are associated with growth underground mining projects at both green and brownfield sites.

You'll be providing expert geotechnical analysis on caving and in particular rock mass, cavability and fragmentation assessments, cave design, stability and ground support design. Site operations experience is highly advantageous as is exposure to block caving.

Our perfect candidate will be tertiary qualified in Geotechnical Engineering or equivalent with experience working in an underground hard rock mining environment. You will be a strong communicator capable of delivering significant and complex projects whilst leading and motivating team performance and providing professional guidance.

Furthermore, you will also have:
  • Geotechnical engineering design and analysis including ground support design for dynamic conditions
  • Experience in relevant mining engineering software packages such as Acquire database, Rocscience tools, ITASCA tools, Mine Design tools
  • Demonstrated ability to manage clients and stakeholders

Our commitment to you

Newcrest is committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on gender diversity and diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

Technology and continuous improvement to our techniques and methodology drive our high-performance culture. Our efficiencies and expertise reduce operating costs and increase production reliability across our portfolio, supporting the financial strength, technical expertise, growth, and competitive returns of our business.

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.