VACANCY:Senior Geotechnical Engineer

ENGINEERING MANAGER

Date:  Jan 10, 2022Location:  

Chapleau, ON, CA (Canada)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

Dimensions

This position supervises other members of the geotechnical team at Borden Mine and reports to the Porcupine Geotechnical Superintendent.

Purpose

  • To use historical performance, industry best practice prediction tools and analysis as well as instrumentation to advise technical team on geotechnical risk mitigation measures for development and longhole stoping. 
  • To educate the operations workforce in geotechnical risk identification.
  • To improve communication of geotechnical-related items through clear and concise engineering prints, meaningful contributions to meetings and positive collaborations with the workforce.
  • To direct reports in the engineering group through performance review, training, guidance, and mentoring to reach their maximum potential.

Essential Duties

Promoting Safety and Sustainability

  • Be familiar with the site Ground Control Management Plan and ensure that Mine Operations are adhering to the guidance and requirements outlined in it. 
  • Perform inspections of underground workings as well as utilize information provided by the instrumentation systems to proactively assess ground control risk and ensure ground support systems are adequate to mitigate geotechnical risk to workers.
  • Contribute to the mine planning process by conducting analysis and providing recommendations pertaining to stope stability by using numerical modeling techniques (Map3D, RS2) and empirical design charts to predict stope performance, including Mathew’s Stability number and ELOS.
  • Perform quality control audits of ground support materials and installations, including assessments such as pull tests, torque tests, shotcrete strength tests, etc., to verify effectiveness of ground support.
  • Review long hole master prints to ensure blast plan supports stope stability risk mitigation measures.
  • Reconcile actual volumetric stope stability performance with predicted and/or modeled stope performance.  Use information to refine site specific Stability and ELOS graphs and convey performance trends to long-range and mid-term planners.
  • Carry out daily management tasks to ensure quality backfilling of workings, including developing fill plans for individual stopes and preparing appropriate backfill prints.
  • Address geotechnical issues documented in the ground control logbook as appropriate.
  • Review of other engineering prints to ensure geotechnical risk/hazards are identified and ground support outlined is appropriate for the local ground conditions.
  • Design rehabilitation and cable prints using Deswik, outlining site specific ground support installations.
  • Participate in weekly planning meetings and pre-site inspections to provide geotechnical input; specifically advise on geotechnical risk considerations and mitigation measures.
  • Assist in providing geotechnical hazard identification training to workforce.
  • Support communication initiatives to inform the workforce of geotechnical activities.
  • Participate in other geotechnical-related tasks outlined by the Geotechnical Superintendent

Training & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mining or Geotechnical Engineering or equivalent
  • Be a registered Professional Engineer in a Canadian jurisdiction.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years working in rock mechanics or at an underground mining operation.
  • Have previous experience in a supervisory role.
  • Familiarity with Deswik, Map3D, RS2 and Unwedge would be considered an asset

Working Conditions

  • This position is located at Borden, part of Newmont’s Porcupine mine site near Chapleau, ON.
  • In this role, you will work a 4×3 schedule.  As such, if you do not live in the area, we will require relocation.

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to your anticipated start date.  Further, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.  Apply now »

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