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Mining Geotechnical Engineer - Underground

Mining Geotechnical Engineer - Underground (9366) Perth, Australia

Salary: AUD160000 - AUD180000 per annum + Superannuation + Incentives

We are currently seeking experienced Mining Geotechnical Engineers with a strong background in underground mining for various open positions across Western Australia. As a Mining Geotechnical Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and stability of underground mining operations. You will be responsible for conducting geotechnical assessments, designing support systems, and providing technical guidance to ensure the integrity of underground structures.


We offer a strong client base and flexibility to accommodate talents seeking Permanent, Contract, or Fixed Term contracts. We are inviting interested Geotechnical Engineers to discuss your career plans as we move to the new financial year.


You may be aware that your skill set is currently in high demand, working with one of our consultants could ensure that no stones are unturned in the search for your next career move.


As a Mining Geotechnical Engineer, you will be responsible to:


  • Conduct geotechnical assessments to identify potential hazards and risks in underground mining operations.
  • Design and implement ground support systems to ensure the stability of underground structures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide technical advice on geotechnical issues.
  • Monitor and analyze data related to ground conditions, slope stability, and rock mechanics.
  • Develop and implement geotechnical management plans to mitigate risks and optimize operational efficiency.
  • Conduct site inspections and audits to ensure compliance with safety regulations and industry standards.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to site personnel on geotechnical matters.
  • Prepare detailed reports and presentations summarizing geotechnical findings and recommendations.


We want to add value to your job search and are here to help talents in all levels, Ideally our minimum requirement is:


  • Bachelor's degree in Geotechnical Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in underground mining geotechnical engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of rock mechanics, ground control principles, and geotechnical analysis.
  • Proficient in using geotechnical software and tools (e.g., FLAC, Rocscience, Surpac, Deswik).
  • Sound understanding of relevant Australian mining regulations and standards.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work in remote and challenging environments.


Some of the things you can take advantage by partnering with us include:


  • Opportunity to secure a competitive salary package including inside salary benchmarking and report.
  • Opportunities to discuss career growth and professional development.
  • Permanent roles with leading mining companies and up-and-coming projects across new commodities.
  • A dedicated industry specialist Consultant representing you in the market.
  • Relocation assistance available for the right candidates. Australia Working Rights is essential.



If you are a highly motivated and experienced Mining Geotechnical Engineer looking for new opportunities in Western Australia's underground mining sector, we invite you to apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and qualifications.


At Zenith Search, we value diversity and are an equal-opportunity recruitment partner. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.


Zenith Search is a leading recruitment agency specializing in the recruitment of technical services professionals within the mining industry. We work in partnership with mining companies across Western Australia, providing them with exceptional talent for their operations. Our commitment to delivering outstanding service and matching the right candidates with the right opportunities has earned us a solid reputation in the industry.


Get in touch with John for a full Private and Confidential Discussion 0480 042 524 or email