Senior Geotechnical Engineer - QAQC

Newcrest Mining

Location: Orange

Job Type: Full time


Operations near and far

Cadia Valley Operations is located in Central Western New South Wales, approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional township of Orange and a convenient three hours from the capital city of Sydney. Employees reside in varied accommodation options in and around the district of Orange with the surrounding area’s occupied by wineries, stone fruit orchards, farming and national parks.

Employees have access to the area’s wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector with a modern well-equipped regional hospital, excellent educational facilities, shopping, large selection of sport and recreation options, transport and other services such as childcare.

Who we’re looking for

Reporting to the Principal - Geotechnical Engineering Mining Projects, the Senior Geotechnical Engineer QAQC will ensure the highest ground support standards are implemented at Cadia Valley operations and fit for purpose ground support elements and systems are investigated, tested, and implemented.

The Senior Geotechnical Engineer – QAQC will be a people leader and will have a particular emphasis on maintaining a minimum safe standard for all personnel, infrastructure and equipment on site as well as mitigating the potential outcomes of geotechnical hazards to the site and company.

In addition, the Senior will implement business improvement through problem solving, innovation and technology.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for ensuring quality assurance and quality control procedures are employed and adhered to through time spent in the field.
  • Responsible for the relative documentation to be complete and up to date as per the Geotechnical Department documentation timeline.
  • Responsible for the completion and presentation of the monthly report on the quality assurance and quality control of ground support and reinforcement by summarising the completed verifications with respect to information collected by the Ground Control Technicians.
  • Accountable for verifying all new excavations have been constructed as per the approved design and are ready for service.
  • Quality assurance and quality control completed through time in the field by the technicians and yourself, you are accountable for characterising the performance of excavation development with respect to the approved design specifications.
  • Responsible for actioning opportunities to implement business improvements with respect to reporting, verifying, and executing the design within WAVE where required.

The ideal candidate will have highly developed analytical communication skills in addition to a very high hazard specific technical competency.

You will also possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Geotechnical, Civil or Mining Engineering
  • Significant underground experience in Hard rock Mining
  • Demonstrated experience with ground support design and QAQC.
  • Caving and geotechnical hazards management experience– Highly regarded.

Please note: This is a 5/2 (9 hours per day) or 9 days per fortnight (10 hours per day) residential role in Orange, NSW.

Our commitment to you

Our people bring our organisation to life. With us, you’ll find experience all around you. Our leaders are visible and approachable, leading and supporting the organisation through transformation. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance, and a belief in making an impact.

Look around and you’ll discover opportunities to explore different pathways. Supported by development programs and guided by our leaders, you’ll learn and grow in your time with us.

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.


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