geotechnical engineer in australia

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AU$ 115,136 per year
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job details

job category
mining, resources & energy
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working hours
AU$ 115,136 per year
8 years
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job description

This role, in a multi-disciplinary earth resources regulation team in Victoria's state government, sits within a supportive, welcoming work environment. There is a great deal of experience - both technical and managerial - within the team and I recommend the role strongly to anyone who is keen to work within a professional and respectful work culture.

Ideal if you have significant on-site mining experience and then have developed your technical skills and knowledge within a consulting role

Randstad recommends strongly this role within Victoria government's Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources - Earth Resources Regulation team. Learn more about Earth Resources Regulation here .

Key accountabilities include:

  1. Provide specialised geotechnical advice on stability risks, control standards and systems for the regulation of mine and quarry operations, including for applications and variations to site work plans, site audits and inspections, rehabilitation and other related matters.
  2. Inform the preparation of operational policies and procedures; industry performance standards and guidelines; and programs to promote the adoption of effective geotechnical management systems by the minerals and extractives industry.
  3. Provide technical input and oversight of projects involving mine and quarry stability.
  4. Liaise and consult with key stakeholders in the public and private sector and the broader community in relation to minerals and extractive geotechnical issues.
  5. Prepare education material and provide technical guidance to help strengthen the capability of mine and quarry operators to manage geotechnical risks so that their activities are aligned to risk management standards.
  6. Prepare technical reports for various geotechnical issues.

I have worked regularly with the manager of this multi-disciplinary team over the last two years and can attest to the exemplary professional - technical and ethical - standards which are observed by all staff.

It is essential that the role is performed by a geotechnical engineer with significant mining and (preferably) consulting experience who is committed to ensuring that industry standards are met across Victoria. Knowledge and experience of slope design and stability management are essential.

This technical knowledge must be augmented by outstanding communication skills: the incumbent must be an approachable, confident and comfortable verbal communicator, as well as one who produces written reports to the highest technical standards and precision. It is essential to be able to communicate clearly, with accuracy and with the appropriate level of technical detail, to all stakeholders, both internal and external.

To learn more about the role and to obtain the PD please contact Paul Wynne, Team Leader - Government at Randstad on 03 9252 2181 or 0451 092 959.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Geotechnical engineer | state government | mining experience | slope design | stability management


Post graduate qualifications in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, or other disciplines relevant to mining and quarrying are desirable


•A confident geotechnical engineering professional with excellent communication skills,
both written and verbal
•Work within state government ensuring that standards are met within the mining sector
in Victoria

educational requirements

Post Graduate Diploma