Senior Geotechnical Engineer
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:
What you’ll bring
Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
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
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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.