Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Date:  2 Apr 2024

St Ives - Kambalda, WA, AU, 6442

Company:  Gold Fields Group Services (Pty) Ltd
Job Req ID:  65864

Role Details:

Gold Fields Australia is currently seeking a Senior Engineer: Geotechnical to join the team at the St Ives Gold Mine. Reporting to the Superintendent: Geotechnical, you will be responsible for the effective coordination of all mining-related geotechnical issues within the St Ives Underground and Open Pits to achieve budgeted production, and meet all quality standards including cost, safety and environmental.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields to create enduring value beyond mining.


This role is offered on 8 days on 6 days off roster and can be offered either Fly in Fly fly-out from Perth or residential (Kambalda or Kalgoorlie or surrounds).


Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Annual bonus and long-term incentive scheme

  • Increased annual leave entitlements.

  • Long service leave pro rata after 5 years of continuous service.

  • Educational assistance


About the role:

  • Assist in leading a team through a significant operational ramp-up period and change in mining method.

  • Manage geotechnical functions across open pit and underground assets.

  • Communication of the geotechnical aspects to the workforce, technical team, and management.

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of excavation design, planning, geological and operational issues to identify and communicate potential opportunities and concerns.

  • Contribute and partake in medium-term projects as required by the mine to ensure mine-wide stability.

  • Be involved in geotechnical review at various stages of project development (Concept through to Feasibility).

  • Ability to cover the daily production tasks relating to geotechnical engineering including development plans, blasting plans, documentation of inspections and data collection, geotechnical monitoring and analysis, recommendations and QAQC when required.

  • Contribute to mine plans and designs to ensure maximum ore recovery with continued compliance with ground management plans.

  • Update and maintain the Ground Control Management Plant, Seismic Hazard Management Plan and Paste Fill Management Plant.


About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering, Geological Engineering, or Geology with Post Graduate qualifications in Geomechanics, Masters in Geotechnical Engineering (Desirable)

  • Extensive proven experience in geotechnical engineering

  • Demonstrated extensive experience in underground hard rock mining.

  • Frontline Management Training, including leadership experience would be desirable.


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Gold Fields is committed to achieving an inclusive workforce. We recognise that the diverse talent of our people will ultimately determine our growth, performance, and success. We strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.