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Geotechnical Engineer


Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. Our Boddington operation is one of the largest gold producers in Australia.  You will join a diverse team and have the opportunity to advance your career with an innovative company dedicated to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity.


Boddington offers you a unique opportunity to live locally and go home every night or stay in our village for your roster and DIDO. You will work an 8:6 roster so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this area has to offer.


What you will be doing


Working within the Geotechnical Team you will be:


  • Providing geotechnical advice to Technical Services, Production Engineering and Mining Operations
  • Conducting performance monitoring and analysis of production blasting, including post excavation wall geometry and wall control techniques
  • Assessing the effects mining is having, or may have in the future, on localised mine stability
  • Assisting in the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of slope performance monitoring systems and reviewing of monitoring data
  • Providing geotechnical input to production plans and developing geotechnical ground support schedules that align with production requirements
  • Developing remedial plans, which may include rope access scaling, bolting and meshing
  • Ensuring compliance to Newmont standards and the Western Australian Mine Safety and Inspection Regulation (MSIR) 1995


Who you are


  • You will have a degree in Geotechnical Engineering (Mining), or in Mining Engineering or Geology with mining geomechanical subjects
  • Proficiency in Minesight or Vulcan, DIPS, SWedge, Slide, and RocFall geotechnical software
  • Well-developed analytical skills and a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills


Recent graduates or applicants with a genuine interest in commencing a career within geotechnical services in a large open pit environment and who meet the above qualification criteria are encouraged to apply.


Applications close on Sunday, 23 February 2020


About Us


At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont  acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont


  • Website: http://www.newmontgoldcorp.com/home/default.aspx
  • Lifecycle of a Mine: https://www.newmontgoldcorp.com/lifecycle-of-a-mine/
  • Blog: https://www.newmontgoldcorp.com/blog-stories/
  • Annual sustainability report: https://www.newmontgoldcorp.com/sustainability/sustainability-reporting/


Note: Newmont  does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.