Filter results

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Job ID
Job Type
Permanent Full-time
Aus - Brisbane, Aus - Perth, Aus - All
Engineering - Mining
Applications close
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Build a deeper capability

With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential. Join our team today.

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our Australian Technical Services team. This role can either be based at our office in Brisbane or Perth. This role will provide geotechnical engineering support to manage risk for our current and future mining projects in Australia. 

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provision of geotechnical analysis for current and new projects to support the mine planning function
  • Mentoring and peer review for other geotechnical engineers in the team
  • Preparation of geotechnical baseline reports that identify key risks and opportunities for new projects  
  • Provision of geotechnical engineering expertise to projects
  • Management of periodic inspections of current projects to gauge and report geotechnical risk
  • Completing periodic geotechnical audits as per corporate requirements across the business
  • Active involvement in the management of geotechnical failures to identify failure mechanisms and causal factors
  • Liase with Corporate team on creating and implementing governance documents

This position will require travel and short-term site secondments may also be required.

About you

Core skills, experience and qualifications that will see you succeed are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering/Geology and/or Geotechnical Engineering
  • RPEQ – Mining Geotechnical or ability to obtain registration
  • Extensive geotechnical experience in open cut mining (15+ years)
  • Underground experience highly regarded
  • Structural geology skills
  • Proficient in Vulcan and/or iSite or relevant mine planning and design software
  • Proficient in 2D geotechnical analysis software and stability analysis methods
  • High level of proficiency in writing technical reports
  • An ability to link technical outcomes to financial results
  • Ability to influence people across all levels of the business

About us

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

Visit our website to learn more –

How to apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or the link below.

How to apply

Apply now
Applications close
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.