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Senior Geotechnical Design Engineer Vientiane

2021-05-30 05:42:08
Senior Geotechnical Design Engineer Vientiane
Reporting to the Geotechnical & Hydrogeological Superintendent, the Senior Geotechnical Design Engineer will be responsible for managing and overseeing geotechnical design projects, performing detailed slope stability analysis and reporting, providing design solutions, identifying critical data gaps, planning drilling and mapping programs to de-risk mine plans, provide updates to the structural model from field mapping and core logging data and also coaching and mentoring for Lao employee.

The role will work within the PBM geotechnical projects team, alongside another senior engineer. You will ensure all short to Life of Mine geotechnical designs are assessed for Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai Open pits. You will also be responsible for the development of geotechnical design parameters for current and future projects. The job will be demanding as Phu Kham is a large and complex open pit. This job will be suitable for a driven and experienced open pit geotechnical design engineer looking... for a challenge.

Your outstanding leadership and coaching skills will be critical to the ongoing development and performance of the local Lao workforce and expatriate geotechnical engineers in your team. This is an excellent opportunity to really make a difference and see your team grow and develop as a direct result of your efforts.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Geotechnical slope stability analyses and technical reporting
• Identification of areas of geotechnical risk and development of remedial plans
• Radar data interpretation and trigger threshold alarm settings
• Coordinating and scoping of Geotechnical Investigation programmes
• Oversee data collection for the purpose of updating structural models
• Ensure geotechnical databases are updated and secure
• Review and interpretation of laboratory data
• Proactive identification of geotechnical risk by review of the quarterly and annual mining forecast
• Assist in the management of the Geotechnical monthly costs to keep within budget
• Provide on the job training for the Lao staff for skills development

To be successful in this role, you will require:
• Bachelor Degree qualifications in Geotechnical Engineering and or Geology
• Proven Geotechnical experience in an open cut mining environment
• Advanced skills in RocScience Suite, Surpac and Leapfrog
• Exposure to expatriate requirements in a developing country is desirable
• Outstanding leadership and strong communication skills
• Strong commitment to training and supporting the growth of Lao National employees
• Unwavering commitment to safety


We offer a competitive remuneration packaging including bonus incentive, medical and insurance cover, 25 days annual leave and more. This role is offered on a Residential basis (Residential preferred) or potentially Fly in Fly out basis. Our Residential option includes a great lifestyle, annual flight allowance and potential tax advantages. Our FIFO option includes transport to and from site provided by the company and 1.5 days of travel in company time
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