Superintendent - Geotechnical

Evolution Mining

Location: Cloncurry

Job Type: Not Specified


Geotechnical Superintendent

  • Residential role with local living allowance, housing, vehicle + more
  • FIFO Brisbane, Cairns or Townsville
  • DIDO + travel allowance from Mt Isa or Cloncurry

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.

This is a site-based position, working at our Ernest Henry operation. The Ernest Henry copper-gold operation (EHO) is a large-scale, long-life asset. The operation employs the sub-level caving extraction method. It is located 38km north-east of Cloncurry, Queensland on the traditional lands of the Mitakoodi people.

About the role

Reporting to the Integrated Planning Manager, the Superintendent - Geotechnical provides leadership and direction to the geotechnical team. This will include overseeing the execution of geotechnical engineering design and analysis activities. You will ensure that the team delivers cost-effective, functional, and robust designs that meet safety standards, design criteria, and enhance reserve recovery.

Ernest Henry is going through an exciting Feasibility Study extending the mine life out to 2040. This role will be heavily involved with the study ensuring that the geotechnical hazards are understood and controlled to enable the site’s full potential to be achieved.

You will also play a crucial role in enforcing risk controls, recommending corrective measures for geotechnical challenges and engage external consultants or resources when necessary. You will manage the team's budget and compliance with reporting requirements all the while promoting the development and skills competencies of team members through coaching and guidance.

About you

The ideal applicant must have a tertiary qualification in geotechnical engineering or a related field, as well as prior experience working in underground mining operations. You will be skilled in collaborating with key stakeholders to define scopes, address challenges and deliver effective solutions.

What we 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, modern camp facilities with amenities such as a gym and swimming pool, company provided life insurance and income protection, share ownership plan, short and long term bonus incentives, ongoing access to health and medical wellbeing support, recognition and rewards programs and future opportunities to work interstate and overseas.

The preference is for this holder of this position to be based locally in Cloncurry, ideally working a 5/2 – 4/3 roster which allows you to be home each night. As a residential employee you will be provided housing, a vehicle and a local living allowance.

FIFO is also an option from Brisbane, Cairns or Townsville with a custom roster than ensures you work with both crews in your team.

More about Evolution

Evolution operates wholly owned mines across Australia and Canada.

Click the links below to learn more about Ernest Henry and the Evolution Mining journey:

Our Story - Evolution Mining -

Ernest Henry Operations -

Evolution recognises that climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing all of us and that we need to take serious action if we are to have a future business, clean and productive environment and healthy society. Evolution supports the Paris Agreement and is committed to be nett zero by 2050, and an interim target of reducing our emissions by 30% by 2030.

We are 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.

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds 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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