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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Moura

Type: Full Time

Posted: 25/05/2020


MetCoal Australia
Metallurgical coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world.   In Australia, we operate two open cut and three underground metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, every year producing millions of tonnes of the highest quality hard coking coal for this purpose. 

Job Description:

A Geotechnical Engineer is a key member of the Technical Services Team and assists the site in all strata control matters. As the Geotechnical Engineer you will use your technical expertise to assist the Technical Services Team develop sound mine designs, which enable the depletion of the deposit in a safe and productive manner.

A key aspect of the Geotechnical Engineer’s work is the gathering of geotechnical data in the field and from exploration drilling, you will also assist the Mine Production Teams in managing geotechnical hazards on site, including the investigation of the hazards and the development of risk mitigation strategies in line with the site’s Principal Hazard Management Plan.

As a visible leader of the work place the Geotechnical Engineer promotes the Anglo American’s safety culture when interacting with the workforce and increases the awareness of geotechnical hazards through transparent decision making and positive communication.

You must have a strong commitment to health, safety & environmental standards as well as strong planning, technical knowledge and interpersonal skills.

Experience with Rocscience Software (Slide, Dips) is highly desirable. Exposure to DESWIK, I-SITE Studio & UAV Drones will also be highly regarded. You will utilise your experience of the coal mining process as well as your knowledge in geotechnical modelling software to deliver achievable and efficient mine designs/plans.


In order to be considered for this position you will have a Bachelor of Engineering (Geotechnical or Mining) with 2-5 years’ experience

Key Technical outputs: It is essential for the incumbent to demonstrate prior experience and/or knowledge in the following:

  • Previous experience within mining operations (preferably coal) at least 2-5 years in an Open Cut environment will be highly regarded
  • Provide geotechnically sound stability assessments of life of mine, Mid-term & Short-term stages
  • Gather geotechnical data through wall mapping, exploration logging & sampling
  • Assist the site’s geology team in developing, executing exploration programs including geotechnical sampling and logging
  • Develop & maintaining geotechnical databases for rock mass strength, defect strength & defect mapping
  • Developing and maintaining the Ground Control Hazard Plans and Geotechnical Domains based on the most up to date geological and geotechnical data
  • Adopting a Rock Mass Rating system for the site
  • Performing pit reconciliations and pit floor sign-off to ensure sufficient floor treatment for future dump stability

Additional information:

What do we offer?
Anglo American offers exceptional development opportunities as well as a very competitive salary package.

This is a rostered role which is suitable for residential, DIDO or FIFO commuting. 
Both residential & non-residential opportunities will be offered with this role to the right candidate, subsidised housing included with residential residing only. 

Who we are?
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Background checks
Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a police check and validation of qualifications.

Inclusion and Diversity
We strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all vacant positions.

How we are committed to your safety
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Employee referral
Do you know someone who would fit this role? 
Employee referrals will be accepted for this job. 
Refer to your local Referral Guidelines for policy conditions and amounts.    

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Closing date
14 JUNE 2020


Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.

Recruitment Agencies
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal does not accept unsolicited applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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