Emma Jones - Principal Study Manager - Geotechnical - MineGeoTech

BEng (Geological)
MEngSc (Mining Geomechanics)

Emma Jones has 19 years of experience in geotechnical engineering.

Emma spent 7 years in the Kalgoorlie region during which she gained experience in both open pit and underground mining, with exposure to several different mining methods and geotechnical environments.

Emma has also held senior, principal and manager roles for large mining companies that allowed her to work intimately with Open Pit and Underground operations located not only in Australia but in Papua New Guinea, Zambia and Saudi Arabia.

In 2012, Emma was a finalist in the Chamber of Minerals & Energy Women in Resources Awards for Outstanding Young Professional Women. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Western Australia Telstra Business Awards in the Young Business Women category and in the Private and Corporate Sector Award category.

Since joining the MGT projects group in 2015, Emma has worked on a range of small and large projects in Australia and internationally, covering multiple commodities.

Her specialties include:

  • Geotechnical Studies from Scoping through to Implementation for both Open Pit and Underground
  • Ground support scheme design, including cost analysis and optimisation
  • Rock mass response to excavation assessments, including rock fall investigations and response plans
  • Underground mining and development sequencing
  • Due Diligence reviews
  • Audits (Hi Impact and in house) and third-party review of geotechnical studies
  • GCMP and procedural development
  • Vertical development and placement design
  • Mentoring and training of geotechnical engineers