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Hydrogeologist

  • Perth based

  • ADHOC site travel

  • Join a global leader in the mining and resources sector

About the Role

WorkPac are currently seeking an experienced Hydrogeologist to join our client Rio Tinto in their Perth office for a 6 month duration. This role will provide a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work as part of a field-based team of dedicated hydrogeologists and technical officers. You will support the safe execution of hydrogeological field programs, which are integral to the ongoing management of water related risk to our operations in the Pilbara. The role encompasses a diverse range of activities including drilling, aquifer testing and groundwater related monitoring works. You will be working an 8 days on 6 days off roster, reporting to the Water Resource Evaluation Senior Field Hydrogeologist.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervising technical aspects of the drilling, installation and aquifer testing of water supply, dewatering, reinjection and groundwater monitoring infrastructure;

  • Daily collection, entry and interpretation of hydrogeological data; writing of field program completion reports, and conducting analyses of aquifer testing data;

  • Work collaboratively with the Lead Hydrogeologists and Contract Partners to execute the Scope of Works;

  • Maintain adherence to scientific method during the collection of water quality samples in accordance with RTIO and relevant regulatory guidelines;

  • Arrange and oversee timely dispatch of samples to accredited testing laboratories;

  • Maintenance and care of field equipment to enable the safe and efficient collection of data and samples;

  • Organisation of logistical support for monitoring programmes; and

  • Promoting positive behaviour and a supportive safety / team culture.

Skills and Experience

  • Australian Citizen or hold required visa to work full-time

  • A minimum Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Hydrogeology or Geoscience field

  • Excellent communication / time management skills and ability to work within a dynamic team environment

  • An unrestricted 'C' Class Driver's Licence

  • Awareness of the minimum construction requirements for water bores in WA

  • Relevant mine site 4WD training & qualifications

  • Commitment to health, safety and environment, promoting positive behaviour and a supportive safety culture through visible leadership

  • Be highly attuned to issues of hydrogeological data capture, quality control and information workflow

  • Experience driving in steep / difficult terrain and remote locations

  • Previous experience in hydrogeological field investigations will be considered favourably

  • Understanding of WA?s environment regulations applicable to water

  • Post-graduate qualifications in hydrogeology

  • Membership of relevant professional societies

  • Previous experience working within either private consulting or mining sector is preferred.

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site-specific Health and Safety requirements.

Reference Number: 7469J20221234

Apply Now

Click onto the ???Apply??? button. For more information contact:

Racquel Clibbens - Recruitment Coordinator on (02) 4927 7795 or racquel.clibbens@workpac.com and quote the above reference number.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.





Job title: Hydrogeologist
Contract type: Casual
Location: Perth
Industry: Geoscience Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2022-07-04
Reference: 7469J20221234

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