Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

About the job

In response to the increased demand for our geotechnical services, AMC Consultants is looking for a full time permanent Graduate Geotechnical Engineer to work in our Perth office. Based in West Perth, you will work with a group of highly experienced geotechnical engineers on exciting high-profile projects, both underground and open pit, learning a wide variety of skills across all disciplines of mining geotechnical engineering.

You’ll be a good fit for this job if you value the input of your peers, you have an insatiable need to stay abreast of industry trends, and you enjoy interacting with colleagues, whether that’s across town, in the outback, or on the other side of the world.
But before you send your resume off to us, we want to be sure that you’ll like working with us.

A bit about us

We’ve been in the business of mining for 35 years, so we know what we are talking about. Our consultants are recognized leaders in their fields. And when you are signing off on a million-ounce gold mineral resource estimate, you’ll understand just how important it is to have that sort of experience available to you down the corridor or at the end of the phone line.

We operate worldwide, with offices in most major mining and financial centres. We have completed more than 8,000 assignments for major mining companies and financial institutions in more than 100 countries on six continents dealing with more than 60 types of commodities. When a client has a problem, chances are we’ve not only seen it before but have also unearthed a smarter way to solve it.

How we are different

Our unique passion for unearthing a smarter way to mine is one of the things that sets the global AMC team apart. Our people understand both the art and science of mining, and won’t avoid the reality of the challenge.

We are mining for the long haul and work hard to help our consultants build a long-term career at AMC. We strive to recruit and retain the best of the best to work alongside some of the most highly regarded technical professionals in the industry.

AMC is an Equal Opportunities employer that encourages all qualified applicants to apply for their positions. AMC is committed to providing equal opportunities, and a work environment which is inclusive of all employees.

Who you will be working with and reporting to

Ruth Stephenson, Geotechnical Manager Perth / Principal Geotechnical Engineer who has been with AMC for six years. She has a broad range of experience and a comprehensive understanding of underground geotechnical engineering, geotechnical data collection, stope stability analysis, and geotechnical risk management. Ruth will oversee your technical progress and development.

Mike Sandy is also part of the geotechnical group. Mike is a Director / Principal Geotechnical Engineer who has been with AMC for over 23 years. Mike’s primary expertise is in rock mechanics (underground operations) including ground support design, rock mass characterization, mining method selection and optimization, extraction sequencing and applied numerical modelling. Mike also has extensive experience in underground mine planning and feasibility studies, mine geology, dewatering, diamond drilling strategies and management of mining technical research. You will work closely with Mike to learn from his experience and assist with his projects.

Asoka Herath is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer who has been with AMC for several years. Asoka has 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering of rock and soil slopes. This includes extensive experience in large open pits globally in both operational and geotechnical study roles. Whilst primarily working with Mike, you will also be working with Asoka on open pit geotechnical projects.

Now a bit more information about the role

Specialist skills and tasks required:

  • Must have excellent English writing and speaking skills.
  • Must have excellent computer skills including fast touch typing and excel.

Tasks will include:

  • Use of 3D mining software for viewing mine designs and geotechnical information.
  • Compile and verify data.
  • Project data collection including visiting mine sites to conduct core logging and mapping.
  • Use of geotechnical software to analyse geotechnical data.
  • Gain familiarity with numerical modelling software to set up and run models.
  • Team up with highly experienced geotechnical engineers to assist with interesting projects.
  • Report writing and drafting of figures.

Qualifications required:

  • Degree in geological engineering / rock mechanics / geotechnical engineering, or
  • Degree in geology, civil engineering or mining engineering with at least 1 year of practical mining experience, or
  • Degree in geology, civil engineering or mining engineering with a thesis / project completed in geological / geotechnical engineering.
  • A manual driver’s license.


The salary package offered for this position will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the role please click “Apply for this job”. Please only apply if you have the right to work and live in Australia. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your resume. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
All applications MUST be supported by a covering letter.
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