Principal Geotechnical Engineer
OceanaGold
Waihi, New Zealand
4d ago
  • Based in Waihi
  • Residential location, Monday to Friday roster
  • Competitive salary, bonus, medical insurance and relocation costs
  • The role

    The Martha Underground Project at our Waihi Operations will see an extensive underground mine developed in and around historical workings, beneath an operating open pit.

    This has created an exciting opportunity for an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to take on the role of Principal Geotechnical Engineer within the Technical Services Team.

    Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent you will be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance to site in order to optimise mine plans and ensure stability of both open pit and underground mining operations.

    The key objective of the role is to provide proactive geotechnical support to all facets of site operations through the effective identification and management of geotechnical risks.

    The ideal candidate will have strong and effective leadership skills, a passion for technology, and be capable of mentoring and coaching the site Geotechnical Department through all of the issues that come with a complex mine plan.

    The successful candidate will possess :

  • a relevant tertiary qualification (Geomechanics / Geotechnical Engineering, Geology) ideally with a post graduate qualification
  • five plus year's experience in a senior role and a minimum 10 years overall experience within both open pit and underground mining operations
  • high level of competency in the use of relevant geotechnical software including, but not limited to, SLIDE, UNWEDGE, SWEDGE, DIPS, RS2, MAP3D
  • natural, dynamic leadership and communication skills to positively influence and mentor the team.
  • At OceanaGold, health and safety is paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviours that align with our values.

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