Cortez Underground Geotechnical Engineer

United States
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Full Time
Position Description:

Nevada Gold Mines is looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our Cortez underground team.

  • Independently perform work which involves visual inspections of the underground mining activities to identify rock hazards, provide recommendations and monitor excavation performance.
  • Ensure adherence to the Ground Control standards and maintain the ground support QA/QC program, such as rockbolt pull-testing and UCS of shotcrete and backfill.
  • Utilize rock mechanics properties to design ground support as needed.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on geotechnical monitoring data and maintain databases.
  • Review and advise on mine and stope designs under direction of Sr geotechnical engineer.
  • Assist with ground control safety training programs.
  • Provide support with geotechnical related projects, as necessary.
  • The candidate will also periodically assist with geotechnical mapping underground and geotechnical core logging for specific drill programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum requirement: B.S. Degree in Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering or Geology.
  • Geotechnical Experience Preferred: Underground 1-3 Years, Geotechnical Design Work
  • New graduates are also encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with rock mass classification systems, geotechnical analysis, structural mapping, ground support designs and underground mining QA/QC programs.
  • Familiarization with various geotechnical software packages.
  • Team leadership, problem solving, and excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility in work hours for on-call and call-outs, as needed.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently.
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 Nevada Gold Mine locations
  • Nevada Gold Mines 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.