Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Department Redpath Australia Pty Ltd.

Date Posted 3/16/2021

Position Type Full Time

Reference No. 1103-2584-SGE

LocationMount Isa, QLD, Australia

  • FIFO to project from Brisbane, Townsville or Cairns
  • Camp accommodation with excellent facilities
  • Attractive salary with bonuses


About the Project

This is your opportunity to join the Redpath team at the world class Lady Loretta Mine, approximately 140km North-West of Mt Isa, whereby Redpath are responsible for all facets of the mining operation.  The Lady Loretta Operation has been set up using industry leading technology, and Redpath have continued these standards with mobilisation of new equipment with an emphasis on technology to support safe and efficient production outcomes.


The role involves

  • Working a roster of 16 days on, 12 days off, 12hr shifts;
  • Lead projects including the development, review and approvals of technical specifications, drawings and design reports for ground control processes at the operation;
  • Provide input into and prepare conceptual detailed engineering designs, engineering studies, feasibility studies and condition assessments;
  • Maintain and optimize ground control management plan and systems;
  • Maintain effective communication with technical and operational staff;
  • Analyse and interpret engineering data using appropriate classification, design and analysis tools.


We are looking for

  • Degree in Geotechnical, Civil or Structural Engineering;
  • 5-10 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering in an underground metalliferous environment;
  • Extensive knowledge of traditional and innovative geotechnical engineering and project management principles;
  • Experience in foundation design, slope stability, retaining wall design and rock mechanics;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate well with colleagues, clients and contractors;
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite;
  • Valid manual drivers licence;
  • A positive work ethic and attitude in keeping with Redpath's motto, Consider it done — safely.


In return you can expect

  • Career paths through internal promotions
  • Competitive salary package
  • Salary continuance insurance & life insurance
  • Bonus system
  • PPE provided
  • Excellent Camp Facilities – modern large rooms, wet mess, gym, & pool
  • Salary Sacrifice for Superannuation and Novated car leasing
  • Discounted health insurance with BUPA
  • Business improvement and innovation rewards
  • Reimbursement for prescription safety glasses (up to $200)
  • Employee Assistance (4 sessions per annum), well-being assistance that’s free for all the family


How to Apply

As an equal opportunity employer, Redpath is sensitive to the importance of diversity in the workplace and supports this through a work environment committed to gender equality and cultural diversity. We welcome applications from candidates willing to join a collaborative team and encourage women & Indigenous people to apply.


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