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Ref No
PN5366
Job Title
Rock Mechanics Engineer
Location
Saudi Arabia
Duration
Long Term Contract
Key Requirements
BSc in Geotechnical, Civil or Mining Engineering, or equivalent; Demonstrable on-site experience at a working underground or open pit mine and; Excellent command of both Arabic and English.

Job Description

A Rock Mechanic Engineer is required for an established gold mine in Saudi Arabia. Our client requires a Rock Engineer Specialist who will be directly involved in studying and determining physical and mechanical properties of rock and their behaviour, to design practical, cost effective and safe mining systems and to protect and control rock behaviour. The Rock Mechanic Engineer will play a pivotal role through all the phases of the mining cycle and in the mine design team.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Analysis and design of underground excavations, including empirical stability assessments, stress analyses, support design and excavation sequencing
  • Perform numerical modelling, provide geotechnical design models and interpret results
  • Design of mine openings, pillars, slopes and rock mass excavations using analytical and numerical tools
  • Provide technical direction to project and mining engineers
  • Perform geotechnical core logging and plan, design, monitor various projects related to rock mechanics, backfilling and ground control

Requirements for the role:

  • BSc in Geotechnical, Civil or Mining Engineering, or equivalent
  • Demonstrable on-site experience at a working underground or open pit mine
  • Excellent command of both Arabic and English

This position is single status with a one year renewable contract and is offered on an all-found basis, with a tax-free salary package.

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