Senior Numerical Modelling Engineer

Location: Melbourne Head Office Vic Posted Date: June 20, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 979152 Careermine Job Id: 1844547
Senior Numerical Modelling Engineer

We are seeking a Senior Numerical Modelling Engineer to provide internal numerical input into the design of future block caves to support growth projects. In addition, the role will partner with others to develop numerical modelling methodologies and applications to provide support and technical input into growth caving projects at green and brownfield sites.

Reporting into the Principal Geotechnical Engineer, your duties will include:
  • Contributing to the continued improvement of safety and cost performance
  • Technical review and back analysis of cave propagation and material flow at existing cave operations
  • Using flow and cave propagation analysis for assessing and implementing draw strategies and grade forecasts for future block caving operations
  • Stability analysis of caving projects mine design based on analysis of rock mass response to caving operations using advanced numerical modelling techniques
  • Contributing to study phases such as Concept, Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility

This is a permanent position that will work on a (5/2) roster. Point of Hire is Melbourne.

At Newcrest, you'll be part of a diverse team of business professionals committed to our people and the communities in which we operate. We value diversity of thought, style and working arrangements.

Based on St Kilda Road, our Melbourne Head Office is easily accessible by public transport or car, with discounted parking available.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified in Geotechnical Engineering or equivalent with operational experience in underground cave mining and open pit environments. With the ability to mentor and motivate performance, you will also have a strong technical leadership capability and motivation to develop and build in house expertise.

Furthermore, you will also have knowledge of:
  • Underground monitoring systems & assessment
  • Advanced numerical modelling applied to caving projects and operations
  • Dynamic ground support and reinforcement design and assessment including QA/QC processes
  • Geotechnical methodologies and practices applied during design, construction and operation
  • Geotechnical risk analysis
  • Relevant engineering software packages.

About Us

Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.

Our people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia , Côte d’Ivoire and the Americas and in every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™. We are committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities, talk with us. It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.