Job Description

Make your mark with Thiess  

Every day, all around the world, Thiess supports and celebrates our people. We recognise talent and reward transparency. We champion diversity and embrace change.  

Join us. Hone your skills and develop new ones. take on big challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration, and empowerment.  

Thiess is the place to make things happen.  

The Opportunity

Thiess has an exciting opportunity for a Geologist to join our dynamic Technical Services team at our Lake Vermont project, located 19kms north of Dysart.

As their next Geologist working an 8/6 roster and reporting to the Technical Services Manager, you will ideally have geological modelling capabilities with an understanding of exploration sampling, open-pit geology, mining loss and contamination parameters, coal recovery and reconciliation. You will be able to provide geological support to the mine to facilitate safe and efficient mining operations.

In this role, you will, but are not limited to:

  • Track and report on coal movement daily from pit to Coal Handling and Preparation Plant and maintain tracking records
  • Maintain presence in field identifying geological structure for surveying and supporting the operational team with coal mining activities
  • Interpret blast-hole geophysical-logging data to support maintenance of the geological structural model (Vulcan ISM)
  • Develop pre-mining targets and participate in building of representative post-mining coal model surfaces
  • Prepare coal gain/ loss and reconciliation claims for validation and submission to our Client
  • Create information maps to assist in communication of future geological structures to support planning
  • Liaise with all relevant internal stakeholders to enhance coordination between the Technical Services, Mining and Coal Handling and Preparation Plant departments and maintain strong working relationships
  • Assist with the Technical Services’ End of Month reporting processes as required
  • Fulfill support geotechnical responsibilities as outlined in the Geotechnical PHMP

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Geology or similar complemented by relevant experience working in operational mining environments, preferably open-cast coal
  • In possession of or able to gain Queensland Coal Board Medical and Queensland Coal Mining Industry competencies
  • A solution-based and positive approach to dealing with challenges and enthusiasm for learning and development
  • Strong computer skills, preferably including working knowledge of Maptek products
  • Ability to think strategically and act decisively
  • Solid problem solving
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of regulatory and legislative requirements in mining operations

What Thiess can do for you

  • Permanent full-time position
  • 8/6 lifestyle roster 
  • Site Allowance
  • Eligible for Annual Remuneration Review and Discretionary Bonus'
  • Individual flexibility travel arrangements on offer - FIFO from Brisbane, travel allowance for DIDO employees or regional housing allowance for local living (Dysart)
  • Thiess’ commitment to ongoing training & development 
  • Health & wellbeing rewards program through AIA Vitality
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Salary sacrifice options – novated leasing  
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products

About Us

Thiess works with clients in Australia, Asia and the Americas in the dynamic field of open-cut and underground mining.

The pioneering spirit of our founders – the legendary Thiess brothers and their families is our legacy, and inspires our vision to harness the power of people and technology to drive sustainable change.

At Thiess, you will have the opportunity to play a part in the global energy transition. We are growing our commodities portfolio to include metals and minerals critical to the energy transition, and developing services to enable sustainable mining.

We’re creating a culture of curiosity, knowledge-sharing, and continuous learning – supporting our people to contribute to Thiess’ success and continued growth in sustainable mining.

We’ll support you to hone your skills and develop new ones, take on challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration and empowerment. We offer our people ongoing technical training and development opportunities so they can reach their full potential. We also invest in the workforce of the future, with a range of programs for people starting their careers.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to enable our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered.

Learn more

Should you require assistance applying for this opportunity, please contact us at [email protected]

How to Apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or the link below.

Thiess follows a Pre-Employment Process for all successful applicants, which includes two employment references, a National Police Check and a medical assessment. These checks are essential to your application, and your recruiter will support you through the process.