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Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer | Mining | Newcastle, Perth or Brisbane in Newcastle, Australia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

We have an opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our global Mine Engineering and Stability team on a full-time basis, within our Brisbane, Newcastle or Perth offices. The role will form part of a global rock engineering team focused on building and delivering work to our mining clients within Australia and internationally, with the support of the wider global team. This is an exciting opportunity with growth potential within an expanding rock mechanics team. You will have fantastic interpersonal skills and ability to work with a team environment.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Supporting open pit and underground geotechnical mine design;

  • Performing geotechnical investigations, analysis and design of open pit and underground mines for a range of commodities;

  • Performing data analysis and reviews;

  • Undertaking stability analyses for open pit and underground mine designs;

  • Undertaking engineering geology assessments and supporting field work programs;

  • Providing technical support to geotechnical and geological engineers; and

  • Supporting technical deliverables including proposals and reports.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Bachelor of Civil/Mining Engineering or Bachelor of Science degree in Geology or related discipline. A post graduate degree in Geotechnical engineering or Engineering geology is desirable;

  • Experience within a mining environment will be advantageous;

  • Demonstrated experience in one of the industry accepted mine planning and geology software packages e.g. Vulcan, Leapfrog, Surpac or Datamine highly desirable;

  • Numerical modelling (e.g. Slide, SWedge, RocPlane etc) and coding experience (e.g. Python) will be highly regarded;

  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail; and

  • Demonstrable commitment to safety.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Exposure and involvement in global innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialised engineering and consulting organisation with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

All qualified applicants who meet the specific criteria outlined above including the special opportunity criteria are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Geotechnical Engineer | Mining | Newcastle, Perth or Brisbane

Location: AUS-Newcastle

Requisition ID: 21002433