Geotechnical Engineer - Tropicana Gold Mine

AngloGold Ashanti Australia

Location: Australia

Job Type: Full time



Join AngloGold Ashanti and make Gold a part of your Story. A story of exploring, mining, and processing one of the world’s rarest and most sought-after metals. Gold revolutionises and shapes the way in which society functions - come and be a part of our team, a team committed to building a better future.

About us

At AngloGold Ashanti, we pride ourselves on having a collaborative workplace that is focused on providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. We want to create an environment where people feel comfortable to bring their whole, authentic self to work and feel safe, respected, and valued while doing so.

AngloGold Ashanti is one of the world's largest gold producers with operations and projects spanning across four continents. Our globally diverse, world-class portfolio is supported by focused exploration in the established and new gold producing regions of the world. We offer a working environment that allows every employee to contribute, learn and flourish.

In Australia we own and manage the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine, and the Tropicana Gold Mine (70% AGA owned 30% Regis Resources). These are two of Western Australia’s premier gold operations, with ongoing investment and exploration taking place across both open pit and underground operations at each site.

The Opportunity

At AGA we celebrate diversity – diversity of thought and experience is important to us. We look for people that have an abundance of willingness and are up to the challenge of making a difference. With this in mind, if you feel that you may not tick all of the boxes below but believe you have something unique to contribute to our team, we strongly encourage you to apply – let’s have the conversation.

We are now seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join our team at Tropicana Gold Mine.

Accountable to the Geotechnical Superintendent, this role will see you work as part of a capable and highly supportive team and is an excellent opportunity for someone who has just completed a graduate program and would like to broaden their geotechnical experience as well as make an impact in the gold industry. You will also get the chance to contribute to best practice wall control, design, testing and analysis techniques whilst maximizing ore recovery.

This role is offered on an 8/6 fly-in, fly-out roster with flights direct to site from Perth or Kalgoorlie.


  • Review and communicate work practices to reduce the risk of injury from geotechnical hazards and monitor that all work activities and plans comply with relevant regulations.
  • Maintain and report on the site geotechnical monitoring systems and databases.
  • Carry out stability analysis of excavations and analysis of designs through kinematics, empirical and numerical techniques.
  • Conduct regular routine inspections of the open pit excavations and report all significant ground related incidents.
  • Timely validation and interpretation of geological data, through ongoing field data collection and evaluation.
  • Support completion of monthly and ad hoc reports on data gathering, evaluation, designs, monitoring and geotechnical performance.
  • Conduct regular field inspections and ensure adherence to the Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP).

About You

People are at the heart of everything we do. We want you to collaborate with us, share your ideas and feel confident to challenge the status quo. To be considered, we would like to see you have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Geotechnical, Civil or Mining Engineering
  • A strong commitment to safety, quality, and teamwork
  • Effective problem solving skills to address challenges relating to ground stability, ground support and excavation design
  • Ability to use RocScience, Basrock, Leapfrog, MAP3D, Vulcan and Deswik will be highly regarded
  • Previous experience in using Microsoft Office software
  • Current manual ‘C’ class drivers license
  • Ability to obtain a National Police Clearance
  • Ongoing permanent work rights in Australia are mandatory

Culture and Benefits

Our workplace demonstrates dignity and respect for each other, we offer challenging work, highly competitive remuneration that is regularly adjusted to market conditions and career development opportunities. At AGAA we consider learning as a shared responsibility and your personal development is important to us. Your new benefits will include:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity to work for an endorsed WORK180 employer
  • Access to our industry-leading Wellness Program
  • Active committees driving Diversity & Inclusion
  • Top Tier Private Health Insurance for you and your family
  • Performance Bonus and Incentive Program
  • Salary sacrifice options

Our full list of benefits and why we are recognised as an Endorsed Employer for Women by WORK180 can be seen on the WORK180 website.

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any role advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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