Mine Geotechnical Engineer

Mount Milligan, BC, Canada
Jul 14, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time

Reporting to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, the Geotechnical Engineer will work with the Mine Technical Services team to provide engineering support focused on open pit slope monitoring, dam construction and mine waste management; and other project work as required to support the open pit mine and tailings storage facility construction.

Duties / Responsibilities
  • Implement and maintain Ground Control Monitoring Plan (GCMP) for the Open Pit Slope
  • Scope and manage site investigations
  • Inspection of Embankment Dam, Pit Wall and Stockpiles as outlined in the Operation, Maintenance and Surveilance (OMS) manual.
  • Monitor site instrumentation and liaise with Senior Geotechnical engineer and Engineer of Record.
  • Support QA/QC for TSF construction.
  • Management of open pit slope stability databases and systems
  • Consult with drill & blast engineer to ensure best practices for ground control
  • Slope stability assessments
  • Coordinate geotechnical field investigations
  • Perform on-site construction monitoring or inspections
  • Backfill Tailings Engineer's requirements for Weekly Tailings Plan for Mill Operations and Site Services

Skills / Experience
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological or Geotechnical Engineering
  • 4+ years of experience with rock mechanics in the mining industry preferred
  • Mine design software experience (preferably Hexagon MinePlan)
  • Familiarity with geotechnical field investigations, slope design and analysis and surveillance of geotechnical structures such as Embankment Dam, Open Pit and Stockpiles.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in hard rock mechanics
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the operations
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exposure to project coordination and ability to make sound project decisions
  • Registered, or eligible to register, with EGBC.
  • Good work ethic and a strong attitude towards safety are essential requirements

Working Conditions

This position is based at the mine site where camp accommodations will be provided. The work rotation is fourteen (14) days on and fourteen (14) days off, working twelve (12) hour shifts.

The Company is committed to high quality safety, environmental and continuous improvement practices and applicants should be able to demonstrate shared values in these areas.

  • An industry competitive salary that is commensurate with experiences, qualifications, and skills.
  • Tax-free travel allowance for those living outside the region.
  • Comfortable camp accommodations, each room having a private washroom, TV, and Wi-Fi. The camp is complete with a gymnasium and other recreational activities.
  • Extended health, dental and travel benefits, including life insurance.
  • Employee and family assistance program.

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