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Geotechnical Engineer

Date:  May 5, 2021

Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)


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.

Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.  Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. A fully equipped 800 bed camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

About The Role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and practically minded Geotechnical Engineer to join our passionate and diverse Geotechnical team at Tanami. Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with the Mining operations team to provide a Geotechnical Service to the mine. You will be actively engaged in the underground operation, managing daily geotechnical tasks to support safe, efficient and economic mine production. You will assist in providing short term guidance (0 to 3 months) to Operations and Scheduling as well as providing Geotechnical advice to the Technical Services, Geology and Projects departments on site. In this dynamic role, you will work actively with Technical Services and Mining to implement the Ground Control Management Plan, Ground Support Standards and Ground Support QA/QC, as well as actively participate in mine scheduling activities;

The role is based in Tanami and offers an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth, Brisbane, Darwin & Alice Springs ONLY.

In this Role, You Will:

  • Interaction and engagement with mine Operations team to ensure implementation of Geotechnical Standards and Procedures;
  • Daily Geotechnical operational tasks including underground inspections, data collection, monitoring, reviewing and approving development and production plans, and QAQC
  • Collection and analysis of geotechnical parameters to support short, mid and long term mine planning
  • Providing information to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer on the effect current mining practices are having on localised mine stability issues;
  • Actively identify and manage geotechnical risks and the development of systems to monitor and manage these
  • Actively participate in weekly and monthly schedules with Technical Services and Operations teams
  • Completion of site investigations of rockfall, rock noise and geotechnical hazards;
  • Update and report on rock fall, seismic and other databases

Your Skills, Training & Experience Checklist:

  • Ability to provide technical knowledge with excellent communication skills
  • Tertiary qualification in Geotechnical Engineering or Mining Engineering / Geology with Geotechnical subjects;
  • Strong knowledge of Vulcan, Deswik, Rocsience™ suite preferred but not essential;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience predominantly in underground Geotechnical Engineering, including operational experience.
    To be considered for this role, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver’s license, passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical.


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.


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