Principal Geotechnical Engineer

USA, United States
Sep 12, 2022
Oct 12, 2022
Full Time

This position will work collaboratively with the Global Mining, Mineral and Metals (MMM) Business Line, to support the service needs of our clients on local and international projects. The focus of the position will be to engage our highly skilled team of engineers and scientists in the technical execution of planning and design of Waste Storage Facilities (WSF), Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) and Water Management Facilities in support of mining activity spanning from aggregates to precious metals.

In the role you will develop, maintain and enhance our Client's market profile, position and brand imaging as it relates to civil/geotechnical engineering through our global strategic plan. You will play a key role in managing the risk exposure for our clients in the global marketplace.


•The Principal Geotechnical Engineer must have a strong technical background in geotechnical and civil engineering with knowledge of design, construction and closure practices for mining facilities, particularly tailings and waste storage facilities, in a variety of climatic and seismic regions of the world.

•This position will engage several key technical practice disciplines beyond engineering. These include but are not limited to geology, hydrogeology, environmental practices/permitting, rock mechanics, water management, process design and pumping/piping of slurry tailings. The role will encounter varying degrees of technical oversight by clients and/or regulatory agencies.

•EOR in tailings storage facilities/water dams

•As a leader in the organization, it is expected that the Principal Geotechnical Engineer will have a good business awareness and acumen. The person will need to possess a competent understanding of project/program management fundamentals and have a firm understanding of the relationship between technical delivery, project scope, costs, and schedule.

•The Principal Geotechnical Engineer will be a core member of our global tailings and waste practice who will be assisting with strategic planning and execution.

•Have a clear understanding of the current and future market and business conditions, revenue and profit potential, major clients and competitors in our active mining markets

•Assist in developing and then implementing regional, country, and client marketing strategies to enable optimum market penetration of the sector in selected geographies

•Identify the skill and expertise gaps to meet the current and future market opportunities and support suitable recruitment or development actions within the Mining, Mineral and Metals Business Line leadership to address them

•Assist in the recruitment of high caliber engineers and scientists to our Global Mining, Mineral and Metals Practice

•Participate in conferences, seminars, interact with the media, public, and represent in social, community, and business situations

•Complete work in line with Core Values and in accordance with Quality, Safety & Environment Systems and Project Quality Procedures

Capabilities and Credentials:

•Excellent communication skills: verbal, business writing, electronic communications and presentations

•Understanding of mining operations and tailings and mine waste management, geotechnical material characterization (particularly mined materials), slope stability, seismic deformation analyses, liquefaction potential, seismic hazard assessments, seepage and foundation characteristics of dams/tailings storage facilities

•Ability to work under minimal supervision and work well with others to achieve group results

•Ability to lead several projects or tasks with a sound understanding of overall goals, objectives, and costs to our clients

•Possess strong problem-solving skills and ability to make timely decisions or lead and develop others to do so

•Provide technical, safety and logistical leadership to project teams throughout the completion of programs in various stages of development

•Strong mentoring and leadership skills and desire to encourage and coach staff

•Registered Professional Engineer with ability to obtain reciprocity to targeted states engaged in mining activities within

•Membership of professional bodies related to geotechnical engineering, tailings/water dams, and international mining

Education and Experience:

•Master's Degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Geological Engineering from an accredited university preferred.

•Professional engineer license required

•EOR or Deputy EOR experience in tailings/water dams is preferred