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Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Underground, UG Engineering - Leeville (Carlin, NV)

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Carlin, NV, US, 89822

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation


Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.   The North American region consists of multiple surface and underground operations spread throughout Northern Nevada and our Cripple Creek and Victor Mine in Colorado.

Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.



If you want to provide input into sustainable mine plans and efficient operations by utilizing your geotechnical analytical and modeling skills then this is the role for you.  Working in a challenging, fast paced environment as part of a strong geotechnical team will provide you significant development and career opportunities.

Essential Duties

  • Apply engineering rock mechanics principals to the design of ground support system
  • Review and provide input into long term mine designs and reserves
  • Develop and analyze numerical models to provide input into mine design and mine sequences
  • Evaluate the rock mechanics of mining areas through the study of models, designs and processes in order to optimize ore extraction
  • Utilize in-house ground control model to predict ground deformation and plan for future sustainable mine schedules
  • Design drilling and data collection programs for new mining areas
  • Data collection and analysis of drilling data for mine design recommendations
  • Review and implement technological advances to underground rock mechanics in design, monitoring and support
  • Cooperate and work effectively with team members as well as other departments to communicate ground control issues and provide solutions to mitigate risks
  • Clearly communicate both verbally and in writing such that misunderstandings are minimal and documentation is kept of decisions made

Training & Experience

  • BS Degree in Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Geology and five years of experience in an underground environment
  • Advanced level technical communications, personal interaction and presentation skills required
  • Modeling experience a plus



For more information on Newmont:

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

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