Specialist, Geotechnical

Last updated 12 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Opportunity to join a team of passionate & supportive industry leading experts where you can really drive your future career

Excellence is the vision. You’ll make it a reality
Your chance to be part of something new

High performing teams that work together to make decisions and get things done more effectively are crucial to Anglo American’s success.

Our company exists to make a real difference for everyone whose lives we touch. We mine the materials that make modern life possible, in ways that are safer, smarter and more responsible.

Job Description

The Metallurgical Coal (MetCoal) Analytics Centre (MAC), is a newly formed centralised hub which will support our operations by providing insights backed by operational, engineering and data science experts. As the largest underground coal miner in Australia, we are uniquely positioned to leverage our own data and technology to transform the way we analyse data to drive safer operations, better decisions and achieve mining excellence.

Reporting to our MAC Manager, this newly created position will see you lead in the optimisation of current Strata and Geotechnical practices and identify potential step change improvement opportunities across MetCoal. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary skilled team providing solutions to operational challenges via the use of data and rapid development. Within your area of subject matter expertise of Geotechnical Engineering, , you will utilise your experience to provide underground coal mining operations with insights and value gained from the integration of data from a variety of geological, geophysical, geotechnical and operational sources.

Partnering with Data Scientists, Engineers and other technical teams, you will apply your expertise to drive quantifiable improvements in mining operations via the use of data. As an influential and inspiring leader, you are continually assessing how we can apply the latest digital technologies in innovative ways to constantly improve the operations and create a step change into the next generation of a digital mine.


  • Proven experience in establishing and/or running Continuous Improvement Programs / Transformation / Transitions with customers or internal business units
  • Ability to use strong business acumen to identify how data and analytics can be used to drive high value outcomes
  • Geotechnical Engineering experience (preferably Coal)
  • Ability to balance delivering value now, against the long term high value items
  • Experience in advising site-based stakeholders based on data trends, and communicating the insights generated by the data analytics platform.
  • An understanding and /or experience within the coal mining industry
  • Provide analytical and investigative forensics to enable step change in the functional area of responsibility.
  • Establishment root cause of failure with recommendations to prevent reoccurrence to be done in conjunction with the requirement by the sites.
  • Lead case studies and assist in fault and root cause analysis.
  • Undergraduate qualification (Bachelor/Honours degree or equivalent) in Geotechnical Engineering (or relevant discipline).

Additional information

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

As well as a very competitive salary package, Anglo American offers exceptional avenues for growth and career development opportunities.

Applications Close: 2nd March 2021

What we offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are?
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Inclusion and Diversity
We strive to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all vacant positions.