As at November 2021
Name: Nicolas Tucker
Family: Wife and 3 kids.
Senior Mine Surveyor at Metropolitan Coal
Career to date?
About 12 years in mining. Some open cut coal experience, many years ago.
Mainly underground coal, subsidence and infrastructure monitoring.
Career highlight (biggest achievement)?
Getting registered in NSW and receiving the Clarence Smith Jefferies Award.
Keeping a healthy life and work balance.
Survey Work / People
APART from $$, what factor attracts you to work in the mining industry as opposed to other survey disciplines?
The variety of work and applications of different survey technologies.
Would you recommend a career in surveying to a grade 12 school kid? If not, what career would you recommend?
Most definitely would recommend surveying due to the great diversity our industry can offer.
What makes you happy?
Spending time with the family.
How do you relax?
Getting outdoors and cooking at home.
What sports do you play and/or watch?
Rugby Union, mountain bike riding and swimming.
What is your ideal retirement location?
Hopefully somewhere by the water!
Any seafood and I cannot live without coffee!