Senior Engineer - Geotechnical (Underground)

Evolution Mining

Location: West Wyalong

Job Type: Full time


Evolution Mining Limited

Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Underground)

  • Opportunity to lead Underground Geotechnical function
  • Industry competitive remuneration package
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace culture
  • Get involved in a new mine development at an operation with further growth opportunities to develop into a technical or operational expert
  • Roster: 5/2,4/3 10hr days – negotiable for the right candidate

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 a cornerstone asset located near West Wyalong in central NSW with a leadership team that continually focus on embedding a values driven culture aligned with our company vision to create a premier, global gold company.

About the role

Our Cowal Gold Operation is in the process of developing our new underground mine with first stopes extracted in March 2023!

We have a current opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Underground in our high-performing Integrated Planning team. Reporting to Geotechnical Superintendent, the purpose of this position is to lead the safe expansion of our underground through their leadership and technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering.

The role has a breadth of responsibility in leading their team to provide geotechnically sound solutions for stope sequencing, stope design, underground infrastructure design, portal design and underground development design. The successful candidate will be empowered to establish best practice geotechnical systems to ensure the safe and optimal extraction of a new and growing orebody.

As a values lead organisation, it is expected you will set clear accountability in accordance with our values of Safety, Excellent, Accountability and Respect, coaching and developing the team to ensure high-performance throughout, providing a culture of accountability and support to help the team realise their career potential.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will be an experienced Geotechnical Engineer, skilled in working with people, relating, and networking along with having an ability to persuade and influence whilst adhering to our principles and values. Ideally you will have experience working in large underground environments with a track record in delivering results and meeting customer expectations.

Within the role, you will be integral to the success of the Underground Mine and will be excited to build effective management systems to ensure we achieve our goals. It is expected you will have extensive relevant industry experience supported with an appropriate Tertiary qualification.

To succeed in the role, you will have:

  • Good working knowledge all legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate with a broad range of teams
  • Excellent relationship building skills and can influence people of all backgrounds
  • Adaptable with flexibility to operate in a dynamic work environment
  • Risk management experience is essential
  • Familiarity with mine design software, especially Deswik CAD
  • Experience supervising and developing a team

What we can offer

Reporting to the Geotechnical Superintendent, this is a significant opportunity offering competitive remuneration and a comprehensive range of benefits and the opportunity to impact meaningful, positive change whilst developing your technical and management skills, learning and engaging with stakeholders across a breadth of mining operations.

We support our employees' work-life integration and provide a stimulating environment to foster development and career growth. Evolution readily invests in the development of its people with opportunity in the growing Cowal Gold Operation and Evolution Group.

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

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

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