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Geotechnical Superintendent - Tailings and Heap Leach

Barrick Gold
Elko, NV, United States
Closing date
Jul 19, 2022

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Geology & GeoSciences, Supervisory
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Full Time
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Position Description:

The primary objective of the Geotechnical Superintendent - Tailings and Heap Leach is to assist the Geotechnical Manager Tailings and Heap Leach to ensure design, construction, operation, monitoring, and closure of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and heap leach facilities (HLFs) are in compliance with regulatory requirements and in conformance with the Barrick Tailings and Heap Leach management Standards, as well as the Global Industry Standard on Tailing Management. The Geotechnical Superintendent will facilitate cross department coordination between Open Pit, Process, Environmental, and Capital Projects and the Site RTFEs at all NGM Sites, to ensure facility permitting, capacity and construction timelines are adequate and to standard.

  • Conduct critical review of site investigation plans, technical report, engineering designs and construction drawings and specifications for Tailings and Heap Leach Facilities
  • Stay up-to-date of the state of practice in geotechnical engineering applicable to the design and construction of earth structures
  • Assist in promoting and developing standardizations of engineering practices across NGM operations and projects in relation to facilities management, stewardship and site monitoring and surveillance
  • Assist and ensure site's compliance with regulatory requirements in Nevada
  • Review the Dam Safety Inspections, Dam Safety Reviews and Assurance Reviews and ensure that the recommendations are acted upon
  • Assist the sites in preparing for the Independent Third-Party Reviews, attend the scheduled reviews and ensure that the recommendations are acted upon
  • Conduct regular performance reviews of the different NGM sites and as needed develop appropriate risk mitigation plans
  • Participate in technical evaluations and risk assessments and assist in the development of mitigation strategies
  • Engage and interact with consultants providing assessment and directive recommendations of technical work
  • Ensure conformance to the Barrick Tailings and Heap Leach Management Standards
  • Ensure conformance to the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management
  • Design verification to meet standard with consideration to facility failure consequence
  • Ensure facility water and depositional balances are in place and calibrated
  • Ensure reclamation requirements are included in facility design
  • Designate quantitative performance objectives for each facility and report on progress
  • Ensure facility inspections and reviews are completed
  • Maintain regular communication with qualified NGM site and corporate personnel for specialist review of geotechnical, hydrological, hydrogeological, and environmental issues
  • Ensure tailings and heap leach facilities are operated to design intent
  • Ensure design process and documents submitted by the Engineer of Record are consistent with the construction, operation, and closure performance requirements of the tailing's storage or heap facilities
  • Ensure compliance with management systems including:
    • Document control integrity
    • Management of change
    • Contractor management
  • Mentor, train and develop site-based engineers
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering or related engineering degree or equivalent experience required
  • Knowledge of Tailings and Heap leach operations and construction required
  • Professional Engineer designation preferred
  • Geotechnical/Civil Engineering experience required
  • 10 years of experience in the mining or related industry preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work in a team required
What We Can Offer You
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across our Nevada locations
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.

The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick's Cortez; the combination of Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp's Carlin; and the combination of Barrick's Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick's Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick .

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