AMC’s Mine Smarter open pit team, led by Open Pit Manager / Principal Mining Engineer, Mark Flanagan, is pleased to welcome two new Senior Mining Engineers: Tate Baillie and Olivier Gratessolle.
Tate holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Mining) from the University of Adelaide (2010- Honours) and a WA Quarry Managers Certificate of Competency. He has more than seven years’ experience as a mining engineer and alternate quarry manager working in gold and iron ore operations in Western Australia.
Most recently, Tate has worked as a Senior Mining Engineer for Gold Fields at the St Ives gold mine, where he built upon skills developed working at the Tropicana Mine with AngloGold Ashanti undertaking LOM planning, pit design and scheduling, and drill-and-blast design. Tate commenced his career as a graduate with Rio Tinto Iron Ore at their Brockman 4 operation.
Tate is an experienced user of a number of mine planning software packages, including Deswik and the Alastri suite of mine planning tools.
Olivier holds a Masters of Engineering Degree (Mining) from the Imperial College London (2004- First Class Honours) and an MBA from the IE Business School Spain (2012). He has more than 12 years of international experience as a mining engineer within both hard-rock and coal open pit operations.
For the past two years, Olivier has worked as the Mine Planning Superintendent for Yancoal at the Stratford Duralie operations in NSW, where he built upon skills developed working with DMT Consulting in Germany over two years managing a large-scale multi-discipline phosphate project in Algeria. Prior to that, Olivier worked for BHP Iron Ore, Anglo American, and Rio Tinto in a variety of engineering roles.
Olivier is a Chartered Professional member of the AusIMM, and is an experienced user of a number of mine planning software packages.
AMC’s office in Melbourne, like much of the rest of AMC, is growing. If you’d like to join a world leader in mining that has been helping clients unearth a smarter way for more than 30 years, visit our careers page to view the many positions available.