Golder Associates Principal Rock Mechanics Engineer in West Perth, Australia

Golder Associates Pty Ltd has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Rock Mechanics Engineer with extensive open pit experience to develop and lead a thriving rock mechanics engineering capability in Australia. This is a full-time, Perth based role offering you the opportunity to showcase your strong leadership, technical knowledge and experience.

This is a senior leadership position within the consulting stream of Golder Associates. You will grow the business delivering excellence in technical solutions and client service. You will have the opportunity to work with our global team of technical experts and industry leaders servicing projects in Australia and overseas.

For this position you will be required to:

  • have the drive and passion to develop and lead a thriving rock mechanics capability in Australia, with international exposure;

  • build, develop and maintain new and existing client relationships;

  • develop innovative solutions to mining problems across a variety of commodities and deposits;

  • carry out operations and planning reviews, due diligence studies for mining projects and scoping to feasibility level investigations;

  • manage open pit mining projects including budgeting and quality control;

  • provide leadership and guidance to project teams, working across a range of technical disciplines; and

You will have extensive experience at a senior principal level, preferably in a consulting environment. As Golder Associates’ work is spread across both open pit and underground projects you will need to be able to show previous experience in either of these areas, preferably across a range of commodities, including gold and iron-ore. It is expected that you will have excellent communication skills, strong report writing skills and demonstrate a strong commitment to health and safety. You will have the ability to build a solid network of clients and experience in developing and maintaining client relationships.

You will be tertiary qualified in engineering or science, and a postgraduate qualification in rock mechanics or geotechnical engineering will be highly regarded.

Our Staff Benefit From:

  • option to own shares in our 100% privately owned company;

  • corporate fitness programs and subsidised gym memberships; and

  • work/life balance initiatives such as additional annual leave and birthday leave.

As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. With offices worldwide, our employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.

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Title: Principal Rock Mechanics Engineer

Location: AUS-West Perth

Requisition ID: 18000042