Geotechnical Engineer

POSTED: 27 Oct 2022
STATUS: Open
JOB NUMBER: 1310

The Geotechnical Engineer provides geotechnical support and expertise to the mine planning group and mine operations, with direction from the Senior Geotechnical Engineer. The role utilizes specific knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles and practices to optimize the safety, quality, and productivity of the operation.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Utilize empirical, numerical, and analytical methods to design and evaluate ground support patterns
  • Independently inspect working areas and generate documentation and reports for activities including corrosion mapping, ground support QAQC inspections, and re-entry inspections.
  • Work with Mining Engineers to develop and update mine plans to include geotechnical considerations
  • Manage the expansion and calibration of the microseismic system
  • Plan, monitor and track ground support rehabilitation activities
  • Review monthly mine plans for potential geotechnical concerns using field mapping, core photographs, core logs, and modeling.
  • Update the life of mine stress model and assess the impact of stope design and sequence changes on induced stresses
  • Assist in the installation and maintenance of instrumentation and telemetry systems underground and on surface
  • Collect, analyze, and report on geotechnical monitoring data
  • Coordinate with multiple departments and contractors to plan and execute geotechnical projects
  • Develop and present training for the underground workforce in geotechnical issues and ground support
  • Assist with underground geotechnical mapping and geotechnical core logging
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Geological Engineering or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years of rock mechanics experience in an operational setting – UG experience preferred
  • Experience in areas of geotechnical investigations and ground support design and evaluation required
  • Exposure to mine design software (Deswik, Vulcan) preferred
  • Exposure to Map3D software preferred
  • Proficiency with Rocscience Suite of software (Dips, Unwedge, RS2) required 
  • A high level of proficiency with MS Office Suite required
  • Awareness of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) act and regulations
  • Strong analytical abilities along with good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Project management skills

 

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Job Summary



LOCATION
Michigan

COMPENSATION
DOE Market Competitive

RELOCATION
Full-time

FIELD
Engineering/Operations




CONTACT
Cilene Zepeda
720-784-7770
czepeda@miningsearch.com


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