Amec Foster Wheeler Technical Director Mining and Geology in Perth, Australia

Wood is currently looking to recruit a Technical Director Mining and Geology for our Perth Mining and Mineral business.

The main purpose of the role is to lead the winning and execution of mining and geology components of feasibility studies to ensure that Wood is able to offer our clients a “one stop shop” approach to feasibility studies.


  • Develop, implement and maintain strategies to deliver profitable mining and geology consulting services within Wood

  • Work with the consulting group in the Americas to create a global service offering

  • Maintain a high level of quality within the mining and geology group and meet international standards

  • Promote innovation and the use of leading edge technology in the mining and geological studies undertaken by the group

  • Contribute to mining and geology group’s success in securing business and maintaining profitability

  • Develop strategies, business plans/budgets and business development to establish and grow the mining and geology division into a profitable and successful consulting business with a diverse capability profile, a depth of skills and professional personnel and an enduring level of client and partner/associate loyalty that fits in with the Company’s overall strategy

  • Active marketing of mining and geology group capabilities in order to secure a broad, diverse and well-resourced client base

  • Client and project management

  • Technical and study work as required

  • Field assignments as necessary

  • Preparation of feasibility studies pertaining to geology and resource estimation, including the estimation and reporting of mineral resources and ore reserves in compliance with JORC 2012 Code and NI 43-101 standards

  • Relevant degree in mining engineering or geology from a recognised institution

  • Post-graduate qualifications in engineering or business administration highly desirable

  • 20+ year’s mining related experience including mine operations and the provision of technical services

  • Professional association membership at Fellow or Member level (IMM, AusIMM etc.)

  • Competent Person status able to sign-off on mineral resource and/or ore reserve statements in accordance with the JORC Code and/or NI 43-101 Technical Reporting

  • Proven track record of leading and managing teams

  • Ability to think strategically

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills

  • Motivation and organisation skills

  • Team player

  • A strong network of mining industry contacts in Australia and the Asia Pacific region

Candidates must have full work rights in Australia to be considered for this role.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2018-24323

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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Street: Level 7