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Senior Hydrogeologist | Mine FIFO

  • Mine FIFO Full Time - Permanent
  • Closed 7 days ago
    Published on 2 May 2019

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  • Job no: 40907
  • Categories: Technical Services
  • Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture
  • FIFO 8:6 roster from Perth
  • Outstanding opportunity to work with a high performing iron ore business


Roy Hill represents the next generation of integrated iron ore mine, rail and port ­­­operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Situated approximately 340 kilometres south east of Port Hedland, our world-class operation is the only independent iron ore business with West Australian majority ownership. With a defined mineralisation of more than 2.4 billion tonnes of high grade iron ore, enough to sustain a mine life of more than 20 years, Roy Hill is introducing a new wave of innovation, technology and knowledge to Australia’s iron ore industry.

‘The Real Us’

The Roy Hill mine is the largest single-pit iron ore mine in Australia and has an initial mine life of 17 years, with a likely extension beyond that of 12 years. Roy Hill is an owner operator, conventional open pit, drill and blast, truck and excavator bulk mining operation.  


This role will be responsible for providing site hydrogeological support and leadership at the Roy Hill mine site for the development and operation of water supply, dewatering and water disposal infrastructure and systems. The position is based at the Mine site on an 8:6 roster. Senior role providing support to the Superintendent Ore Definition (Site-based) and Superintendent Hydrogeology (Perth-based), and direct leadership of two site-based Hydrogeologists.

A key component to this role will be the technical leadership of various bore drilling, test pumping and monitoring programmes that are integral to management of dewatering and water supplies to meet dewatering targets, water disposal requirements and maintain process plant water quality criteria.

Accountabilities will include: -

  • Provide leadership to the Roy Hill Water Group through providing management and mentoring of Site Hydrogeologists, and by communicating relevant hydrogeological information to other Water Teams and the various Mining Operations teams
  • Provide technical mentoring of the Site Hydrogeologists
  • Support the development and delivery of bore installation and test pumping packages including risk assessments, logging of holes and preparation of bore logs
  • Undertake test-pumping of bores, groundwater quality and other groundwater data analyses
  • Undertake groundwater and surface water monitoring, including the installation and maintenance of 3G-based remote telemetry
  • Contribute to borefield planning and the development of conceptual hydrogeological models
  • Plan and contribute to the use of geological, geophysical and geotechnical drilling data from other Departments to improve the understanding of the groundwater systems at the Mine
  • Lead the site-base component in the development and maintenance of data analysis systems
  • Provide technical support to site Water Operations and Projects teams
  • Proactively identify and recommend appropriate solutions and improvements
  • Input to monthly and annual reporting as required

 ‘The Real You’

For you to achieve outstanding results in this position, you will be an experienced Senior Hydrogeologist along with the following: -

  • Tertiary qualifications in Geology
  • Demonstrated experience in a Senior Hydrogeologist role, with a significant proportion of this time involved in field supervision of water bore drilling and test pumping activities
  • Previous experience as a Hydrogeologist in the Mining Industry
  • Skills and experience in supervising drilling and test pumping program contractors.
  • Demonstrated skill and understanding in water bore drilling and construction, notably using Dual-Rotary (DR) and Reverse Circulation air(RC) drilling methods
  • Proficient skills in using GIS software (preferably ArcMAP) and aquifer test analysis software

‘The Real Offer’

Our people are the driving force behind the growth of the business and our success. We are committed to attracting and retaining people who have the right mix of skills, knowledge, leadership and motivation to operate one of Australia’s largest and most innovative integrated iron ore mining, rail and port operations.

Roy Hill offers rewarding careers, generous benefits, and a unique opportunity to join a dynamic workplace where collaboration, innovation, agility and personal leadership empowers you to perform at your best.

Roy Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages indigenous Australians and females to apply. We promote cultural diversity, gender equality and non- discrimination. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work permanently in Australia.

Please note that unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

  • Closed 7 days ago - 19 May 2019
  • Published on 02 May 2019, 2:12 AM

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