Geotechnical Engineer - Pilbara

Rio Tinto
Pilbara, Western Australia, AUS
Competitive
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
453730793
Permanent
Full Time
English
Geotechnical Engineer - Brockman 2 Pilbara Operation
  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Access to industry-leading technical development programs
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Enjoy an exceptional work life balance with an 8/6 roster ex Perth

About the role

Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will be responsible for:
  • Providing the geotechnical support to the business and personnel across Brockman 2
  • Gathering geotechnical data by conducting wall mapping for slope reconciliation reports
  • Conducting geotechnical pit inspections and provide geotechnical advice to production and mine planning
  • Planning and implementation of slope monitoring equipment (usage of Radars and Trimble 4D)
  • Managing geotechnical hazards and report rockfalls, following TARP and assist in writing up JSEAs
  • Review drill and blast design to ensure wall control compliance and other sensitivity analysis
  • Review and conduct wall sign off compliance.

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Geotechnical Engineer to provide geotechnical support to the Brockman 2 mining operation through proactive management of geotechnical risk and hazard identification.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programs that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer and working in a challenging and exciting environment within Mine Technical Services you will be responsible for slope monitoring system design, installation and performance management and also provide input into drill and blast design.

With a focus on safety, you will actively contribute to the HSEQ management plan ensuring an increased level of health, safety and environmental awareness. You will also be responsible for the as-built wall compliance to design and champion the Rio Tinto D3 standard (Management of slope geotechnical hazards).

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programs that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

What you'll bring

With tertiary qualifications in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering or Geology you'll also bring open pit geotechnical experience. Masters in Geomechanics or related field and experience with geotechnical software and hardware including Rocscience, slope stability radars and prism monitoring systems will be highly regarded.

You will have a strong commitment to the safety of yourself and your team as well as working knowledge of business and mining software such as Vulcan, geotechnical design packages and Microsoft Office suite.

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • Possible domestic relocation assistance

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers - generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium - the world's first to be certified 'responsible' - helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you'll be working

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, we own an integrated portfolio of iron ore assets: a world-class, integrated network of 16 mines, four independent port terminals, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure - all designed to respond rapidly to changes in demand.

We are one of the world's leading producers and exporters of iron ore.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome - they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Applications close on 29 July 2022 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)