Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
Located at Superior, AZ
About the role
All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.
We are looking for a Principle Advisor- Geotechnical Engineer and is a This key technical role responsible for consistent application of geotechnical engineering standards together with good engineering practice to ensure the quality of the excavation and support installation meet Rio Tinto standards.
Operational Leaders: Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well. With signature leadership training programs, growing and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.
Reporting to the Manager of Mine design and working in a challenging and exciting environment, you will:
Manage on site geotechnical team
Coordinate and manage consultants and third-party geotechnical contractors required for executing the plan/schedule
Conduct stability assessments, rock mass assessments and develop ground support requirements and standards for the site as required,
Coordinate the review and updating of the Ground Control Management Plan,
Monitor and report compliance to the Ground Control Management Plan and ensure installed ground support complies with the design specified.
Observe, record, communicate, and address issues relating to ground support installation and performance.
Collaborate with site operations and construction personnel to ensure the Underground Geotechnical department provides relevant and appropriate advice required for project development and construction to be completed safely and within authorized budget cost and schedule.
Ensure Geotechnical data is collected as required/scheduled for the purpose of rock mass characterization (mapping and logging), ground support quality control and monitoring (excavation stability and ground support performance).
Provide QA/QC on all Geotechnical data collection and setup and maintain the databases for this information.
What you’ll bring
· 10 years of experience with Core underground mining geotechnical engineering experience
· Excavation design and sequencing.
· Ground support design.
· Numerical modelling experience.
· Experience in rock mass characterization which includes rock mass data acquisition (through core logging, face mapping).
· Geotechnical monitoring – system installation, data acquisition and data analysis experience.
· Proficiency in mine planning software (For example: Leapfrog, Vulcan, Deswik or GEMS, etc).
· Strong collaboration and management skills.
About Rio Tinto
Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.
For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.
Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.
Every Voice Matters
At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQ+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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About RIO TINTO
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.