Principal Hydrogeologist

About the job

In response to the increased demand for our hydrogeological services, AMC Consultants is looking for a full time permanent Principal Hydrogeologist to build and lead the hydrogeology group, working in our Perth office. Based in West Perth, you will work with a group of highly experienced mining professionals on exciting high-profile projects globally, both underground and open pit.

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.

Anastasia Boronina is a Principal Hydrogeologist working in the Perth office. She has been with AMC since April this year. Anastasia’s primary expertise is in groundwater flow and transport modelling. Anastasia is highly experienced in quantitative hydrogeology and field investigations, mine dewatering assessment and optimization, groundwater exploration and supply assessment, groundwater impact assessment, groundwater resource evaluation and management. You will work closely with Anastasia (and others) on hydrogeology projects which are often part of larger mining studies.

Now a bit more information about the role

Specialist skills and tasks required:

  • Must have a background in the field of geology.
  • Must have worked in consulting on mining projects including environmental, dewatering and depressurisation studies.
  • Capabilities should include:
    • Capable to design and supervise field investigation programs for feasibility studies at various levels of study.
    • Competent in scoping hydrogeology work for mining projects.
    • Sound technical capabilities including groundwater conceptualisation, water balance and numerical modelling.
    • Report writing skills.

Qualifications required:

  • Must have at least 20 years of hydrogeology experience.
  • Minimum BSc in hydrogeology/geology.
  • A postgraduate degree in hydrogeology would be an advantage.


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 now”. Please only apply if you have the right to work and live in Australia. You will receive an email within 24 hrs confirming receipt of your resume.

All applications MUST be supported by a covering letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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