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Underground Survey Specialist

Vacancy number • PUB406564

Underground Survey Specialist

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Closes 2 March
  • 84 hours
  • Professional Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Papua New Guinea

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 84
  • Closing date: Saturday, 2 March 2024


Brunel Papua New Guinea are seeking an Underground Survey Specialist. Reporting to the Chief Surveyor the purpose of this role is responsible for conducting accurate and precise underground surveys to support mine planning, safety initiatives, and overall operational efficiency. This role requires a thorough understanding of surveying techniques, underground mining methods, and the ability to work in challenging underground environments.

This role is primarily a training position, with the objective being to train and mentor the team of Underground Surveyors. So the candidate must posses high level technical and training skills.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders. Excellent stakeholder engagement and relationship-building skills at all levels are highly valued. This is a 12-month contract opportunity with FIFO benefits and offering competitive salary + site allowance – 21 days on/ 14 days off roster with 12-hour days. Commencement date is as soon as possible.

About this role

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement training programs to train UG Surveyors in all aspects of their tasks
  • To attend operational shift change meetings and prioritise the required survey activities
  • Establish control points and benchmarks for reference throughout the mining operation
  • Conduct precise underground surveys using a variety of surveying instruments and technologies to ensure accurate mapping of underground workings
  • Create detailed and up-to-date maps of underground tunnels, stopes, and other excavations
  • Ensure daily working plans and mark-ups for the control of all underground development and production drilling are completed as per prioritization and to required standard
  • Conduct and develop the skills required for CMS surveys of Underground stopes after ore extraction, to be used for reconciliation of actual and design mine tonnages
  • Periodically carry out precise survey checks of underground control station network to verify survey accuracy and upgrade mine survey control
  • Maintain the Underground computer database of underground mine workings in accordance with all statutory requirements
  • Undertake timely and accurate end-of-month and other periodic survey reports
  • Monitor and ensure that all survey equipment is serviced and maintained
  • Collaborate with mine planners and geologists to incorporate survey data into mine design and development plans
  • Implement monitoring programs for ground movement, convergence, and other geotechnical aspects in collaboration with geotechnical engineers
  • Analyze survey data to identify trends, potential risks, and opportunities for operational improvement.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines during underground survey activities
  • Collaborate with the safety team to assess and mitigate risks associated with surveying in confined and challenging environments
  • Communicate survey findings and data to relevant stakeholders, including mine planners, engineers, and mine management
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate survey information into the overall mine operation strategy
  • Ensure survey activities comply with local mining regulations and industry standards
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and documentation for regulatory submissions
  • Provide training and guidance to junior surveying staff and other team members
  • Stay informed about advancements in surveying technology and methodologies


  • Qualification in Surveying, Geomatics, or a related field
  • Significant experience underground hard rock mining as a surveyor
  • proficiency in using surveying instruments, total stations, laser scanners, and other relevant technologies
  • Strong understanding of underground mining methods and geotechnical considerations.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with mine planning and design software is a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively in confined and challenging underground environments. Exposure to and understanding of modern survey instrumentation and associated computer systems.
  • Strong report writing skills


  • FIFO roster 21 days on/ 14 days off
  • Ensuite style accommodation/ good security onsite/ Gym/ full medical facilities onsite
  • Attractive Daily rate on offer

About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Papua New Guinea. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract or permanent.
Operating in Papua New Guinea since 2008, Brunel has their major bases in Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning 44 countries, 100 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Empowering people is our business. Our specialist recruiters strive to connect talented individuals with opportunities that align not only with your immediate expectations, but your long-term career trajectory as well. Brunel has built a reputation for working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. Talk to us about how we can help you to reach your goals.

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If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Wilfred Kochannek quoting publication number: PUB406564