Geotechnical Engineer

Date:  Nov 14, 2023

South Porcupine, ON, CA, P0N 1H0

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.


Timmins, ON


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

Geotechnical Engineering

  • 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.
  • Contribute to the development and updating of 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.

Safety Health and Environment 

  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Carry out ground control awareness training to all new hirers.
  • Actively participate in all Newmont Porcupine safety and environmental systems and initiatives.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment regarding safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.

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 in Timmins, ON
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!

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required or recommended for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries.  If you are offered this position and the position entails international travel, you will need to comply with these requirements.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.  Newmont may update its vaccination requirements, at any time, in its sole discretion.

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.