Mining and Geological Engineering, Mining/Geological - Rock Mechanics
4 Year Degree
The geotechnical engineer/hydrogeologist will be part of a passionate management team who will deploy best available technologies to take a tier 1 project through pre-feasibility, feasibility study, EIS, permitting and construction.
1.1 Previous experience
1.1.1 PFS and FB studies for the underground geotechnical, civil geotechnical and hydrogeological fields including the following:
Geotechnical data collection (logging, rock strength testing etc.)
Geotechnical data interpretation (RMC calculations and structural data interpretation)
Civil geotechnical fieldwork
Civil geotechnical data interpretation
Hydrogeological fieldwork (pump testing, packer and air lift testing)
Hydrogeological data interpretation
1.1.2 Open hole stoping (Blasthole/VCR) and drift Drift-and-fill mining
1.1.3 Shaft sinking and all underground geotechnical engineering, civil geotechnical engineering and hydrogeological studies required.
1.1.4 Underground geotechnical engineering – experience with mafic/ultra-mafic intrusions in sedimentary country rock.
1.1.5 Experience in mine dewatering strategies and water balance.
1.1.6 Experience in interpreting OTV/ATV and other downhole geophysical data.
1.1.7 Experience and involvement in packer and air-lift testing in core holes.
1.2 Geotechnical and hydrogeological modeling and software experience
1.2.1 Rocsience RS 2 (2D Finite Element Modelling)
1.2.2 Rocsience Dips
1.2.3 Boundary element modelling (e.g. Examine 2D)
1.2.4 3D geological/geotechnical software packages (Leapfrog Geo, Datamine, Micromine, etc.)
1.2.6 Basic knowledge of 3D geotechnical and hydrogeological numerical modelling software (e.g. FLAC3D, MineDW)
1.3 PFS/FB Study planning
1.3.1 Ensure that all current geotechnical and hydrogeological data is packaged, available and interpreted for use during the PFS and FB.
1.3.2 Provide detailed underground geotechnical and hydrogeological testing programs and project plans to ensure that all data is collected in the right format during each phase to complete trade-offs (PFS) and FB that will require minimal changes during FEL 4.
1.3.3 Provide all required geotechnical and hydrogeological inputs to Mining Engineer e.g. max hydraulic radius data for stope design, support required, optimum orientation of stopes, induced and in-situ stresses, backfill strength requirements, numerical modelling data.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range depends on experience and qualifications