Mining Geotechnical Engineer

Vancouver, BC 2021/06/14

Natural Resources / Mining & Metals / Geotechnical

Job Title:

Geotechnical Engineer


Degree in Mine/Civil/Geological Engineering

Job Summary:

Our client is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from their mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave them well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Our client is looking for someone who will coordinate Geotechnical activities related to a full range of ground control engineering functions to ensure safety, and compliance to government regulations.

Job Duties:

  • Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) leadership.
  • The Geotechnical Engineer supports the Chief Mine Engineers primarily in the management of the geotech programs at the mines.
  • Ensure that geotechnical and design recommendations provided in relation to the open pits, dumps, stockpiles, sumps, haul roads and drainage channels is understood and executed correctly in the field.
  • Collect, and interpret the required geotechnical data to support the Engineer of Record.
  • Provide technical advice and design analysis for ground control issues related to the open pits, dumps, stock piles, sumps, haul roads and drainage channels.
  • Ensure regular updating of the ground control program and Geotech manual for water & tailings management and proper follow-ups on the different KPIs.
  • Conduct inspections and implement surveillance programs to guarantee compliance with the program.
  • Carry out regular audits of the pit slopes and dumps and record results.
  • Supervise slope stabilization works, geotechnical drilling, and installation of monitoring equipment.
  • Collaborate in budgeting and forecasting and ensure adequate cost control of budget.
  • Develop and own ground control plan.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to technical services staff and operators to raise awareness and provide learning opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience
  • Eligible for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), with registration within 1 year of commencement of post.
  • BC Mine Supervisor Certification
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Technical Competencies and Skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand the practical mining implications of geotechnical decisions.
  • Good communication skills with h2 ability to disseminate geotechnical knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Good understanding of mining SHE requirements.
  • Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
  • Proven conflict management skills.
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