Principal - Geotechnical Engineer

Job no: 977897
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Melbourne Head Office - VIC


We are seeking a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to lead and coordinate all the Geotechnical activities associated with mining projects studies. Providing leadership and professional guidance to the internal team members and other service providers, you will also ensure appropriate skill development to match solution requirements.

Reporting to the Group Manager – Mining Projects, you will be responsible for all geotechnical activities associated with studies for underground mining projects. Your duties will also include:

  • Collection and analysis of geotechnical data;
  • Rock Mass, caveability, and fragmentation assessments;
  • Subsidence and flow modelling;
  • Stability assessments;
  • Ground support design;
  • Cave and Mine Design parameters;
  • Cave monitoring system design;

This is a permanent position that will work on a (5/2) roster. Point of Hire is Melbourne.


At Newcrest, you'll be part of a diverse team of business professionals committed to our people and the communities in which we operate. We value diversity of thought, style and working arrangements.

Based on St Kilda Road, our Melbourne Head Office is easily accessible by public transport or car, with discounted parking available.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified in Geotechnical Engineering with solid operational experience with rock mass characterisation within the mining industry.  You will be a strong communicator who will take a leading approach to managing and influencing change.

To succeed in this role, you will have supervisory management experience with the ability to motivate and coach Newcrest staff across complex projects. Along with your impeccable approach to safety, you will have sound data collection, analytical, and interpretation skills.

Furthermore, you will also have:

  • Strong proficiency with relevant geotechnical visualisation and modelling tools
  • Experience during design, construction & operation of underground mines across a broad range of mining methods, in particular cave mining

About Us

Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.

Our people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia, Côte d’Ivoire and in every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™. We’re committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities, talk with us.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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