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Geotechnical Engineer was asked...March 26, 2013

how can i get seinor engineer and high salary?

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AngloGold Ashanti

What do you know about AngloGold Ashanti? Tell us about any Geotechnical projects you have done at Uni. Tell us about your thesis.

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To get their attention talk about what you think you know about the role or ask questions about the role. In the context of; I have heard that geotech in mining involves taking core samples of the rock and then running compression tests to gather the strength of the rock. Then it is modelled using software to determining the stability and structural integrity of either the underground tunnel or open pit wall. Cable bolts and shotcrete is applied to give strength as reinforcing if there is a risk of cave in etc. Also at Curtin uni we used Slog software to design a raft footing for a house on cohesive soils and also used plaxis to design sheet pile walls to protect a structure from adjacent demolition or earthworks I can't remember. Reiterate that you know this is soil engineering and not rock mechanics which they deal with in mining but you are excited to learn. Less

Professional Service Industries

Why do you want this position?

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Relate to the company's core values/mission statement, as well as position duties, and how they could help you develop and mold your skills through different challenges you face. Mention challenges motivate you. Less


Some technical questions about past experience.

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Alright I guess.

Barrick Gold

Talk about risk management and brittle failures experience

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I mentioned the different criteria to take into consideration to handle these risks and how it converges with an integrated management plan. Less


What was my level of experience in managing larger projects.

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I have worked as a Team Leader on a variety of projects, from small to large.

Alt & Witzig Engineering

Have you had any construction experience?

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Yes many years in construction from electrical to drywall and everything inbetween. I was also a project manager at a small construction company. Less

Ninyo & Moore

Just talked about some geotech stuff and life in general.

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I was just being truthful.

Keller Group

I did I get the soil properties , asked about the test procedures

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I was answered, I took the data from , testing agency


Why did you apply for this role?

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Discussed what initially drew me to the subject as a whole, what I did about it, and then what I have become most interested in recently and related that to how I thought Atkins could help me continue learning more about those areas. Less

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