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Work Location: Solomon mine. Fortescue’s Solomon hub is located on the traditional lands of the Yindjibarndi and Eastern Guruma peoples.
Roster: 4D/3R FIFO ex. Perth. This may change to an 8D/6R in the future
This role will cover the Solomon mine sites in the department of Water Services as part of the Solomon Operations.
Reporting to the Water Services Superintendent, the central function of this position is the ongoing development, implementation and review of dewatering plans to align with operational mine plans. The position requires excellent communication, time management and technical skills to ensure robust hydrogeological assessments are completed on time and are effectively communicated to the business. The successful candidate is also resourceful and a self-learner, who actively seeks opportunities for process improvement and innovation in a dynamic team environment.
Develop monthly dewatering and water supply operational plans and monitoring of dewatering progress, including
Reporting and water level contours to identify potential future issues
OPF supply projection and availability and advice on alternative locations when in deficient/surplus
Interpret quarterly and 2 yearly mining reports to incorporate into monthly plans.
Provide technical guidance and support to operational departments
Contribute to development and implementation of work programs (ongoing) and systems to build and align hydrogeological knowledge, conceptual models and numerical model for Solomon operations and address critical risks.
Generate improvement projects and assist the team to deliver these projects based on the benefit they will provide to the department and our key stakeholders.
Contribute to mine planning with respect to mine dewatering and depressurisation.
Assist in compiling End of Month data and KPI reporting for Management.
Monitoring data QA/QC.
Manage compliance to Part IV Licence agreements and operational obligations.
Maintain a collaborative relationship with other departments and external parties, contribute to knowledge building and awareness, influence decision making regarding water management.
Qualifications and Experience
Tertiary qualification in Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology or Geosciences.
Relevant applied experience in Hydrogeology.
Water management experience in the mining industry with specifics around large scale open pit dewatering, water supply, reinjection, sumping, pit flood response and tailings operations.
Manage sampling requirements and ministerial monitoring.
Knowledge of hydrogeological modelling, monitoring analysis, interpretation and reporting.
Competent use of hydrogeological software packages.
Ability to take initiative, work autonomously and as part of a team, to achieve milestones.
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
Advance skills in MS Office, in particular Excel
Desirable skills include
ArcGIS, Envirosys and SAP.
Database and reporting tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau and PowerBI.
Land Use Certificate management and approvals.
Effective communication and time management skills.
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