Principal Engineering Geologist
Greg Kennedy is a Principal Engineering Geologist of PSM with over 12 years of experience working on various domestic and international mining and civil engineering projects.
He graduated from the University of Canterbury and was awarded the Sir Julius von Haast prize. He has since completed a Master of Engineering Science at the University of New South Wales in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology.
Greg’s area of expertise is in providing operational support, geotechnical modelling, open pit slope design advice and failure / risk management for open pit mines across all commodities and specialises in geological and geotechnical studies for underground and open pit mines and large civil projects. He has worked on numerous major mining projects across Australia, Asia, and the Pacific, including a number of large and technically challenging projects such as Ok Tedi, Porgera and Frieda River in Papua New Guinea.
Other special interests
Greg has held multiple secondment roles on mine sites including covering the Geotechnical Superintendent role at Ok Tedi Mine. This onsite experience provides Greg with a good understanding on day to day geotechnical and mining challenges faced by mining operations, and allows him to provide practical, achievable, and cost-efficient advice which considers implications from a mine planning perspective.
Throughout his career, Greg continued his professional development, including authoring academic papers, presenting at various conferences and technical meetings, and guest lecturing at the University of Queensland. He is an accredited RPEQ (Civil) and slope risk assessor under the NSW RMS (RTA) Slope Risk Assessment program.
His fields of special competence include:
- Geotechnical Site Investigations
- Geotechnical / Engineering Geological Modelling
- Operational Geotechnical Reviews and Support
- Open Pit Slope Design
- Slope Failure Management