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.
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.
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.