Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
Work with an exceptional team of operations and maintenance personnel across the mine site
Access to industry-leading technical development programmes
Role based at the Bingham Canyon mine in Salt Lake City, UT
About the role
All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.
We are looking for?a?Senior Geotechnical Engineer?who will be responsible for?providing geotechnical engineering expertise for lateral development at the Integrated Skarns Project.
You will be 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.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced and engaged leaderto play a key technical role within the operations team at the project site.
Reporting to the Principal Advisor Technical Services and working for the Integrated Skarns project, you will be:
Coordinate and manage UGC geotechnical team, 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;
Collaborate with site operations and construction personnel to provide 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);
Coordinate the collection of rock samples for testing and provide guidance on selection, sample preparation, and testing specifications/methods;
Contribute to the installation, commissioning, and maintenance of all geotechnical monitoring systems such that they provide accurate and timely information for ensuring the stability of major excavations and monitoring the performance of ground support systems;
Ensure the operations team, construction team and EPCM contractor are provided with timely and accurate information required for executing the underground scope;
Identifying best practice through experience, diverse learning opportunities, and accepting guidance and mentorship of the geotechnical engineers and technicians to prepare for future roles.
What you’ll bring
A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
Tertiary qualification, geotechnical engineering
Undergraduate qualification in engineering geology, geological, mining or civil engineering
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.
Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards for eligible employees
Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs and pension plan
Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
Employee Assistance Program
Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
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.?
Where you’ll be working
Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, fully integrated copper mining operation, including a concentrator, smelter and refinery, located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. We produce copper, precious metals including gold and silver, molybdenum and sulfuric acid. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903 and is one of the top producing mines in the world, comprising approximately 11 percent of U.S. annual copper production.
The Underground Characterization (UGC) project at Rio Tinto Kennecott is a component of the larger Integrated Skarns Project (ISP) and is intended to collect geological, geotechnical and hydrogeological data from the North Rim Skarn (NRS) deposit beneath the Bingham Canyon open pit mine. The technical data will support the completion of a feasibility study, with the ultimate goal of moving ISP into full scale underground production. The UGC project includes lateral and vertical underground development as well as the construction of surface and underground infrastructure necessary to support the project.
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
Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit http://www.uscis.gov/ for more information.
We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
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.