Graduate Geotechnical Mining Engineer

Wardell Armstrong LLP
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Geotechnical Mining Engineer

Wardell Armstrong is a successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 13 offices throughout the UK employing approximately 500 staff. At the heart of our business lies a group of outstanding people. Working together with clients, we deliver solutions to challenging problems in Mining & Minerals, Infrastructure & Energy and Property & Development.

The Stoke office is multi-disciplinary with a proven history of working together to deliver high quality results for our clients.

Working closely with structural, infrastructure engineers and the mining team, the Geotechnical Engineering team in Stoke undertake a broad and diverse range of geotechnical assessment and design projects across all of Wardell Armstrong's key sectors.

The opportunity:

The successful candidate shall be responsible for working projects to a high standard, and supporting innovation and continuous development of the team and output. Principally working in the mining sector, you will be familiar with tailings storage facilities, geotechnical design of open pits and quarries, and preparation of reports (Quarry Regs, DD, PFS, DSF). Specific tasks include but are not limited to: review and assess desk based ground engineering assessments and ground investigation data, interpretative reporting including derivation of geotechnical parameters and design of TSFs to suit anticipated mine outputs and lifespan. The ability to undertake modelling and analyses such as volumetric studies, slope stability, Finite Element Analyses, seepage assessments a distinct advantage.

This will include production of geotechnical models and calculations as well as reports. Further tasks include, geological interpretation, design and remediation of tailings storage facilities and mining infrastructure. Whilst based within our head office in Stoke on Trent, periods of site work shall be required, with potential for overseas travel.


Skills / Experience required:

· BSc / BEng in Geology or related subject, MEng / MSc in engineering geology;

· Ground Investigation Specification;

· Mine Infrastructure experience;

· Hard rock and mining geotechnics;

· Tailings storage facility design;

· Written report writing skills, and computer software skills; and,

· Full driving license.

We offer:

· Membership of the Firm's Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.

· Payment of a relevant professional subscription.

· 24 days annual leave per year.

· Membership to the Firm's Private Health Care Scheme.

· Inclusion in the Firm's Critical Illness Cover Policy.

· Inclusion in the Firm's Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary.

· Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.

· Flexi-Time Working Schedule.

· Long service awards.

· Cycle to Work Scheme.

· Travel Loans.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please submit your CV and a Covering Letter via our website