Geotechnical Engineer (Underground Coal Mines) - QLD

Updated May 2024

Geotechnical Engineer (Underground Coal Mines) - QLD 


JDK Geotech (JDK) is actively seeking to build our Rock Engineering Team in NSW to address new upcoming projects in 2024.    

JDK is an engineering consultancy specialising in delivering technical services and project management advice for large-scale infrastructure, transportation and mining projects.  Our team is drawn to working alongside creative and innovative minds that stay ahead of the game in their work.   

JDK is currently providing technical services to several clients in NSW and QLD, with most of our site work focused on large-scale projects in civil construction, mining, and infrastructure projects. 



  • Competitive salary, superannuation + Bonus based on all overtime hours > 8 Hours. 

  • 7 days/7 days off roster + flights + accommodation 

  • Brand new vehicle for on-site/personal use 

  • Access to ongoing professional training and annual bonus structure  

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing company with international project experience 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Report to the Mine Manager of the client and the Technical Services Manager 

  • Provide casual and daily geological advice related to the mine’s current and future plans 

  • Slope stability assessments, 3D modelling and underground stability review 

  • Assess and facilitate the assessment of new open pit and underground mines. 

  • Manage geotechnical risk with reference to relevant Mining Acts and Regulations 

  • Review geotechnical information for input in geotechnical design 

  • Perform stability analysis of slopes in open pits and UG excavations using accepted industry practices 

  • Design, review and implementation of Hazard Plans, Permit to Drill & Mine and Permits to Mine 

  • Facilitate internal and external audits and inspections for the technical services department 

  • Optimising ground support policies for underground development to manage the ground conditions in a cost-efficient and practical manner 

  • Improve selective mining processes via a reduction in stope over break and dilution. 

  • Safety focussed mindset 


About you 

  • Suitable tertiary qualification in Geology, Geotechnical Engineering or Mining Engineering qualifications 

  • Minimum one year of tunnel or mining experience 

  • Experience with geotechnical investigations, interpretation and 3D modelling software 

  • Experience using Geotechnical & Mining Software, and Mine Planning Systems - including LeapFrog, Minex, Plaxis, RocScience suite and Map3D 

  • Experience in mine production and development operations 

  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of statutory requirements for NSW or QLD mines 

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment 


  How To Apply (any of the following) 

  1. Submit your details on this platform   

  1. Email your resume to [email protected]
    Subject title should be: Geotechnical Engineer QLD 2024 (JDK2024-03) – FIRST NAME LAST NAME  


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