Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Rio Tinto


Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Underground

  • Rare opportunity to play a key role in the building of a world class underground mining project
  • Global portfolio of underground mines offering excellent career pathway opportunities
  • Site based position in beautiful Arizona


About The Role

We are looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Underground), based in Superior Arizona, focussed on the construction of our world class Resolution project.  This role is a great opportunity to apply and further develop your skills as a geotechnical engineer, solving complex problems and contributing to decisions that will have a profound and lasting impact on the design of this world class underground mining project.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring shaft construction and lateral development activities are designed and executed to the defined geotechnical standards to ensure long term safety and integrity of the project.
  • Managing surface and underground geotechnical measurement and monitoring programs including the design, installation and ongoing evaluation and reporting of information.
  • Ensuring effective geotechnical assessment from resource drilling programs as well as the ongoing development of geotechnical models.
  • Contributing to overall mine design activities.


About You

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • University degree in Geotechnical Engineering or similar Geoscience
  • 6+ years of demonstrated geotechnical engineering experience in complex, large scale underground hard rock mining environments
  • Demonstrated capability in geotechnical design processes and tools, monitoring systems and processes, and geotechnical rockmass characterisation from core drilling.
  • Strong technical writing, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability working collaboratively in a diverse and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated complex problem solving abilities, including continual improvement and innovative solutions.


Where you will be working

At Rio Tinto we have operations across the globe including a range of open pit and underground mines that produce minerals essential to human progress.  We have an exciting portfolio of underground assets including the operating Diavik and Argyle diamond mines; Oyu Tolgoi, Resolution and Kennecott copper projects; and the Jadar lithium-borate project.


Resolution is one of the world’s largest un-development copper deposits with the potential to become a truly world class underground mining operation.  Located near the township of Superior, Arizona and 70 miles east of Phoenix, the project involves a diverse team of talented and dedicated people working across all aspects from safety to environment and community, from administration to commercial, from technical to construction.


About Us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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