Josh Little-Jones

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Senior Geotechnical Engineer – FIFO


Infrastructure & Mining





Full Time

Senior Geotechnical Engineer wanted for a highly successful ASX listed UG miner in Cobar. 8:6 roster, FIFO, DIDO or relocation options available.

  • Join an established site with a highly regarded management team
  • Work on a challenging and diverse orebody
  • Lead a developing team that you can grow and make your own

The company

This mid-tier world class ASX listed mining principal is positioned for steady growth over the next few years. With a mid-sized portfolio of high-grade orebodies and a head office based in a state capital they have developed an excellent management team. The company pride themselves on;-

  • Developing their people and offering a rage of training and development opportunities
  • Promoting an excellent culture on site that brings people together and offers work life balance
  • A safety-first working environment

The mine site & roster

This challenging underground hard rock mine in Cobar (western NSW) offering FIFO/ DIDO on an 8:6 roster, or healthy relocation packages to the area. Under normal circumstances all travel to and from site to Sydney is paid for with any extra travel required being salary sacrificed. The company are happy to look at a variety of structures to accommodate the right person through this time of Covid.

The role

Reporting to the Mine Manager you will enjoy playing a senior role at the site and involved with high level discussion on strategy and future mine planning. Some of your duties will include; -

  • Lead the Geotechnical Engineering department in short and long-term geotechnical planning
  • Provide geotechnical support to mine development and production teams
  • Management of seismicity and providing overall strategic direction
  • Design of instrumentation systems and monitoring rockmass response to cave extraction
  • Play an instrumental part of the recruitment and development of the division

Your experience and value:

You will have come from a strong background in underground hard rock mining and have been in a similar role previously leading UG geotechnical engineering teams. You will also come armed with; -

  • Tertiary qualifications with preferably 5+ years' experience
  • Exposure to stoping and/or caving would be desirable
  • Strong commitment to safety, quality and best practice concepts
  • Experience with industry standard geotechnical numerical modelling software and seismic analysis software

What's on offer:

This is a standout opportunity to join a highly successful AXS listed miner with steady growth plans for the future. Along with working on a diverse and complex orebody that will challenge your skills and experience you will enjoy; -

  • Stepping into an established division that you can grow and shape as your own
  • FIFO or DIDO and relocate to another part of NSW - 8:6 roster
  • Opportunity to relocate to Cobar and sleep in your own bed each night (heavily subsidised accommodation)
  • Highly competitive salary plus bonus schemes
  • Wide range of company benefits and a highly supportive management team
  • Permanent role with full job security

Apply now, applications are being reviewed immediately for interview. If you are after more information, please call Josh on 0420 462 066 or email

In the past 4 years we have been extremely humbled to have placed 11,000 people into meaningful employment. This equates to 21 lives enhanced every day

Josh Little-Jones | | 02 8116 2200

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