Geotechnical Engineer

Date:  Mar 27, 2024

Chapleau, ON, CA, P0N 1H0

Workplace Type: Onsite 

At Newmont, people create the value in the metals we mine and are ambassadors in the communities where they live and work. As a team, we foster an environment in support of our people vision, where everyone belongs, thrives and is valued. We have built a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can bring their differences to support delivering  results together. 

Located in and around the City of Timmins, Ontario, Porcupine has two underground and one open pit mines.  A continuous operation for over 100 years that provides a great work-life balance. Employees from diverse backgrounds are empowered through engagement, involvement, and growth opportunities in the workplace.

Join us and unearth your potential in a global company that is at the forefront of shaping the future of the mining industry.


Timmins, ON

Supporting Hoyle and Borden operations


To provide geotechnical expertise regarding mine design, schedule and ground support for all planning horizons with the objective of safe stable mining operations 

Essential Duties

  • Evaluate and propose optimum geotechnical engineering solutions for problematic situations which threaten the achievement of planned objectives.
  • Assess geotechnical risks, develop mitigation plans and communicate accurate and timely information to mine operations, mine planners and management team.
  • Conduct analysis of stope and pillar designs, mining sequencing, ground support design.
  • Participate in business improvement opportunities
  • Implement management tools for the geotechnical process workflow.
  • Contribute to, review, audit, and sign off geotechnical databases and models.
  • Conduct ground support trials and make recommendations on their performance.
  • Supervise installation of mine wide geotechnical installation program which includes extensometers, stressmeters, microseismic system, etc. and data collection activities.
  • Lead regular geotechnical inspections of active and inactive mining areas.
  • Conduct geotechnical drilling, logging, mapping and laboratory testing to anticipate changes in the geotechnical setting for current and future mine designs.

Document Preparation

  • Prepare monthly geotechnical reports which includes quality of installation and performance of ground support along with technical review of all mine planning horizons.
  • Contribute to statutory reporting activities related to ground support.
  • Contribute to the development and updating of the Ground Control Management Plan and mine wide ground support standards.

Strategic Planning

  • Contribute towards budget preparation activities for the geotechnical team which include ground management review of proposed business plan.


Training & Experience

  • Bachelors' degree in Civil, Mining or Geological Engineering
  • Preferred knowledge of Mine design software such as Deswik, Dips, Roclab/RocData, Unwedge, Phase2, GEM4D, Map3D programs
  • Previous undergraduate experience in hardrock underground metalliferous mining environment.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years' experience in hardrock underground metalliferous mining environment.
  • Previous experience in a seismically active underground environment.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Advanced planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.

Working Conditions

This is a site based position located in Timmins, ON
Travel to our Borden operation in Chapleau, ON is required in regular intervals.

The schedule is 4 days on 3 days off.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.