Rock Mechanics Coordinator (Fly-In Fly-Out)

Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
Aug 05, 2022
Aug 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 is always looking for new talented team members to join our Nunavut mining operations. We have been operating at Meadowbank, our first Low Arctic mine, near Baker Lake for over ten years. The mine produced its three millionth ounce of gold in 2018. 2019 marked the last year of production at the Meadowbank mine and has since transitioned to process ore from the Amaruq satellite deposit. With the official opening of the Amaruq Whale Tail Project in August 2019, the project is now referred to as the Meadowbank Complex. The Complex refers to the processing facilities and infrastructure at the Meadowbank mine site combined with the mining and infrastructure at the Amaruq site.


Reporting to the Engineering General Supervisor, the Rock Mechanics Coordinator is part of the Engineering Department and collaborates with other departments of the mine. They will provide professional advice on ground control and rock mechanics for the Underground and Open Pit operations. They will consider the mine design, scheduling, monitoring function and data analysis to ensure maximum productivities and ore recovery in the most cost-effective and safe manner. The Rock Mechanics Coordinator 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.
  • Design and oversee technical studies regarding all aspects of rock mechanics, including numerical modeling and stability analysis for underground openings and open pits;
  • Elaborate upon and clearly define ground control strategies to ensure the safety of workers and to optimize ore recovery;
  • Review the annual LOM as well as the mine design and mining sequence to make sure they are in line with AEM standards and geotechnical best practices;
  • Ensure regular updating of the ground control programs and proper follow-ups on the different KPIs; Conduct underground and open pit inspections and implement QA/QC programs to guarantee compliance with the program;
  • Liaise with AEM specialists from the technical services team, project development groups and other mine sites;
  • Act as a technical stakeholder for deposit studies and long-term projects;
  • Supervise the work of Rock Mechanics Engineers and Rock Mechanics Mine Technicians;
  • Provide coaching and training to junior and intermediate mining engineering staff;
  • Determine ground support material requirements and monitor inventory levels to ensure compliance with mine plan requirements;
  • Lead and supervise the rock mechanics team offering ground control and monitoring services for both open pit and underground mines.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mining Engineering or other relevant discipline;
  • 7+ years of work experience in ground control/rock mechanics;
  • Proven track record in operational mining projects is essential, with experience in project start-up and operational readiness being is considered an asset;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and mine design/planning software (experience working with Deswik is considered an asset);
  • Be a member of a Canadian engineering society and be eligible for NAPEG membership;
  • A strong work ethic and a positive attitude;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team;
  • 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: 14 days of work, followed by 14 days for transportation and rest; flights departing from all communities in the Kivalliq region, Mirabel or Val-d'Or, Quebec.