About the role
This role is a great opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with appropriate skills and experience, to join the Geotechnical team in Perth.
Reporting to the Superintendent Geotechnical Engineer your key responsibilities will be :
Complete and review open pit stability and geotechnical design assessments for operating mines and studies from conceptual stage to closure
Derive material parameters from drilling and laboratory testing data, and assess geological, hydrogeological and structural information to formulate geotechnical models
Conduct stability analysis and provide geotechnical design recommendations for open pits, waste dumps and land bridges
Liaise with external consultants and project manage design studies to ensure fit for purpose design recommendations are provided and projects are completed on time and within budget
Regular engagement with site based operational teams and technical specialists within the Mine Engineering team
Providing leadership and support to a small team
With tertiary qualifications in Science, Earth Science or Engineering, you will have open pit geotechnical experience which include geotechnical logging, data collection and formulating geotechnical models.
You will have considerable experience with open pit geotechnical design, particularly using Rocscience and Vulcan (or equivalent) software and had exposure to mine operational geotechnical aspects.
You will further have excellent writing skills, attention to detail and an ability to problem solve.
What’s on offer
Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
Opportunity to be part of the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets
Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
Attractive share ownership plan
Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation / annual, paid parental, sick leave)
Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
Where you’ll be working
In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading performance and technology.
Our iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.
Every Voice Matters
We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success.
We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
All progress begins with pioneers at Rio Tinto it begins with you.