Engineer - Geotechnical

Evolution Mining

Location: West Wyalong

Job Type: Full time


Evolution Mining Limited

Geotechnical Engineer

  • 8/6 Roster
  • Inclusive and diverse working environment.
  • A range of financial, employee development and healthy & wellbeing benefits and rewards.

About Us

Evolution Mining has evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Our overriding priority is safety. We dare our people to think differently, we act like owners, and we live our values of safety, accountability, excellence, and respect. We want people's time at Evolution to be a highlight of their career, forging a company that's known for sustainable excellence, and attracting the best talent, not only to Evolution, but also to our industry.

Our Cowal gold operation is located 40km Northeast of West Wyalong in NSW. This site is residential meaning our employees return to their own home each night rather than a camp. West Wyalong has many schools, restaurants and sporting teams and is close to several regional centres. Our rosters are designed to help you create a work-life balance and with our recent mine life extension until 2032, it offers increased job security.

About the role

Reporting to Senior Geotechnical Engineer the purpose of this role is to provide geotechnical guidance to the mine and fully consider the Health and Safety implications of production-based decisions with respect to rock mass behaviour and geotechnical considerations for the open pit and tailings facility.

Key result areas in this role include:

  • Maintaining geotechnical and structural models and regularly updating following mapping, logging, and recording of as-mined exposure and drill core
  • Daily pit geotechnical inspections.
  • Reviewing, inspecting, and conducting Wall Signoffs for pit walls to ensure the have been mined to an acceptable standard.
  • Inspecting ground support and drain holes to ensure the meet the design requirement
  • Updating monthly geotechnical reports and informing the Senior Geotechnical Engineer of any anomalies and potential issues
  • Conducting and Reporting monthly Waste Dump and Dam inspections
  • Conduct face mapping of all primary rock and update Geotechnical Hazard Database.
  • Planning, supervision, and completion of geotechnical investigation programmes for the pit and tailings dams.
  • Identifying and reporting of Geotechnical hazards using Geotechnical Analysis Software.
  • Reviewing and communicate Geotechnical monitoring data such as Radar and Prisms monitoring.
  • Commitment to living and supporting the Evolution values of Safety, Excellence, Accountability, Respect
  • Leading a safety culture of continuous improvement and playing an active role in our Net Zero 2050 goal

About you

At Evolution, we believe that developing our people is vital to our success as a business and to ensuring your time at Evolution is a highlight of your career. You must highly skilled and experienced Geotechnical Engineer, with expertise in technical report writing, problem solving, and presenting and communicating information. You must have a strong work ethic and consistently maintain high work standards. The ideal candidate will be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and have a proven ability to collaborate effectively with others to achieve shared goals.

To be successful in this role, it is essential that you have/can demonstrate:

  • Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or a similar relevant qualification
  • Previous open pit mining geotechnical experience
  • Thorough understanding of Australian legislation and mining regulations, particularly the NSW Mines Act and Regulations, and knowledge of operating conditions.
  • Proficiency in specialized geotechnical and mining software and planning systems.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, able to initiate and effect change, and achieve desired results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report preparation and document drafting.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with peers and colleagues, and act with integrity
  • Self-directed, capable of meeting tight deadlines, and adaptable to shifting priorities

What we can offer

At Evolution we offer a range of employee benefits, that we review on a regular basis, ensuring we are listening to what our employees want. If successful, you can expect to receive the following:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • A range of financial, employee development and healthy & wellbeing benefits and rewards.
  • Continual training and development and internal career progression opportunities.
  • Company provided life insurance and income protection
  • Share ownership plan
  • Ongoing access to health and medical wellbeing support
  • Recognition and rewards programs, performance bonuses
  • Future opportunities to work interstate and overseas
  • Commonwealth Bank – Banking Benefits
  • Discounted local gym membership 7D
  • A professional and friendly team - inclusive and diverse working environment.

Evolution Mining is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to providing safe and inclusive work environments which allow our employees to be themselves.

We support our employees' work-life integration and provide a stimulating environment to foster development and career growth.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

As part of the application process, Evolution will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role.

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