Geotechnical Engineer

Nunavut, Nunavut, Canada
Jan 05, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

At Agnico Eagle, our values never waver. We believe in trust, respect, equality, family and responsibility. Why? Because they express who we are and they have helped us succeed in business for over 60 years.


We value you - your unique set of skills and experience. We value your willingness to build those skills and make a meaningful contribution to our company. And, we value your commitment to treat every person on our team with respect, helping us to operate safely, protect the environment and make a positive contribution to our local communities.


Agnico Eagle's Hope Bay Operation is located in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, approximately 685 km northeast of Yellowknife, 650 Km northwest of Meadowbank Complex and 125 km southwest of Cambridge Bay.

The acquisition of TMAC Resources by Agnico Eagle was officially completed on February 2, 2021. The property and operations are remote but not isolated, serviced by both a port and airstrip. Hope Bay is an 80 km by 20 km Archean greenstone belt that has been explored by BHP, Miramar, Newmont and TMAC over a period spanning more than 30 years. TMAC began producing gold in early 2017 from Doris, its first mine at Hope Bay, and processed gold at the Doris processing plant which originally had nameplate capacity of 1,000 tpd and expanded to 2,000 tpd midway through 2018.


Reporting to the Environment Superintendent, the Geotechnical Engineer is part of the Environment Department and collaborates with other departments of the mine. The incumbent will act as the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Advisor and respond to tasks related to water management infrastructures (i.e. dikes, channels), and Tailing Impoundment Area (TIA). The role will be focused on both construction and the operation and maintenance of the structures. The incumbent will ensure that the goals and objectives are achieved, while promoting and respecting Agnico Eagle's culture, Health & Safety Code of Conduct and the environment.
  • Support waste and water management infrastructure (i.e. dikes and channels) construction by acting as the owner/representative and by maintaining records of construction;
  • Conduct geotechnical investigations, and support planning for the construction of water and tailings management infrastructure;
  • Update, implement and own Operation, Maintenance & Surveillance manuals for TSF, water management infrastructures and WRSF;
  • Liaise with the design engineering firm for maintenance and operation of the facilities
  • Review instrumentation and field data as it relates to Operation, Maintenance & Surveillance manuals;
  • Collect, compile and analyze data to monitor dykes and guarantee integrity by managing geotechnical investigations and instrumentation programs;
  • Conduct various stability analyses internally, or in collaboration with consultants;
  • Monitor geotechnical and environmental performance of Waste Rock Storage Facilities (WRSF) and Tailings Impoundment Area (TIA);
  • Participate in engineering studies for water & tailings management infrastructure and closure;
  • Monitor, compile and review data to ensure compliance with the Tailings deposition plan;
  • Participate in budgeting and forecasting exercises and ensure adequate cost control of projects;
  • Plan, coordinate, review and inspect dykes in accordance with AEM standards and other legal requirements;
  • Plan, coordinate and lead Internal Review Board meetings.


  • Bachelor's degree in Geotechnical, Mining, Civil or Geological Engineering, with a Master's Degree considered an asset;
  • 5+ years of Engineering experience, preferably in the mining field;
  • Experience in the design, construction and operations of mining dams/dikes or Waste Rock Storage facilities is considered an asset;
  • Experience in a permafrost environment is considered an asset;
  • Advanced analytical skills;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent safety habits, be safety-conscious and display safe work practices;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite applications especially Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint;
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate in English (Oral and written). Selected candidates must attain a passing mark on the SPEEXX English language assessment.

Your Work Schedule
  • Schedule: a flexible schedule; 5 days of work, followed by 2 days of rest followed by 5 days of work followed by 2 days of rest followed by 7 days of work on site followed by 7 days for transporation and rest; flights departing from Edmonton, Alberta.