Job Details2019-03-21T04:15:07+00:00

Senior / Principal Geotechnical Engineer

About the job
In response to the increased demand for our geotechnical services, AMC Consultants is looking for a Senior /  Principal Geotechnical Engineer to work in our Melbourne office.
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.
Work life balance is a priority at AMC, so we encourage flexible working arrangements to ensure you have what you need to help you thrive as part of our team.
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
Anthony de Veth, is the Technical Services Manager / Principal Mining Consultant and has been with AMC for more than 10 years, with over 20 years of experience in mining. His experience includes geotechnical, mine planning and production with roles in both open pit and underground mines. Anthony has just relocated back to AMC Melbourne after spending some time in the AMC Maidenhead office. Anthony enjoys fishing and follows Sydney Swans in the AFL.

Andrew Hall is the Director / General Manager Melbourne, Andrew has more than 25 years of mining and project management experience. His expertise is predominantly in feasibility study assessment, technical due diligence and business improvement in underground and open pit metalliferous mining projects. Andrew has been with AMC for 24 years. Outside of work Andrew is a keen Collingwood supporter.

Meredith Goss is the Principal Geotechnical Engineer with over 16 years’ experience of theoretical and practical experience in mining and civil geotechnical areas. Meredith’s experience includes both open pit, coal and metalliferous, and underground metalliferous mines, specializing in geotechnical studies from mining concept through to feasibility and implementation.

Ewa Czanowicki is the Administration Assistant and has been working with AMC for more than a year now. Ewa will work with you on all project related tasks, including formatting your proposals and reports, and helping you find your way around the timesheet programme and database. Ewa is currently studying her MBA and is always happy to help.
You will be working within a team of consultants in Melbourne and with a wide variety of industry specialists across our eight offices.
You will have to work with or manage multi-disciplinary teams either in the office or on site.

Now a bit more information about the role
Specialist skills required:
  • Experience as a mine-site geotechnical engineer in underground or open-pit environments—underground preferred.
  • Proven business development capability.
  • Demonstrated expertise in range of rock/soil mechanics problems and mining geotechnical engineering practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a range of mining methods with a sound working knowledge of others.
  • High level of proficiency in a mine planning software package e.g. Datamine, Surpac or Vulcan etc.
  • Experience in technical consulting would be highly desirable
  • Project-management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders including clients, senior management, technical professionals, and operational personnel.
  • Sound leadership and management skills, including leadership and management of technical groups.
  • Demonstrated ability in technical writing for reporting and communication.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, safety.
Qualifications required:
  • Tertiary qualified geological, mine, or civil engineer or other related mining discipline with relevant experience.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in the mining industry.
  • Fluent in English—spoken and written. Secondary language skills viewed favourably.
  • Membership with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), or be eligible to apply for membership.
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 the country where the role is located. You will receive an email within 24 hrs confirming receipt of your resume.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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