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Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

Date:  Jan 8, 2021

Timmins, ON, CA (Canada)

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.



This position will improve communication of geotechnical-related items through clear and concise engineering prints, meaningful contributions to meetings and positive collaborations with the workforce.  This position will ensure to work safely, striving to achieve zero harm to people and property. They will be reporting to the Geotechnical Superintendent.



To use historical performance and prediction tools to advise technical team on geotechnical risk mitigation measures for stoping to reduce volumetric dilution at Hoyle Pond.  To manage risk to people and equipment while stoping and to integrate the microseismic system into the operations risk monitoring strategy such as historical seismic response to mining activities (specifically stoping) is considered in the decision-making process. To grow the people in the engineering group through performance review, training, guidance, and mentoring to reach their maximum potential.

Essential Duties


  • Be familiar with the site Ground Control Management Plan and ensure that Mine Operations are adhering to the guidance and requirements outlined in it.
  • Perform inspections of underground workings as well as utilize information provided by the micro-seismic and instrumentation systems to proactively assess ground control risk and ensure ground support systems are adequate to mitigate geotechnical risk to workers.
  • Contribute to the mine planning process by conducting analysis and providing recommendations pertaining to stope stability by using numerical modeling techniques (Map3D, RS2) and empirical design charts to predict stope performance, including Mathew’s Stability number and ELOS.
  • Review long hole master prints to ensure blast plan supports stope stability risk mitigation measures.
  • Reconcile actual volumetric stope stability performance with predicted and/or modeled stope performance.  Use information to refine site specific Stability and ELOS graphs and convey performance trends to long-range and mid-term planners.
  • Address geotechnical issues documented in the ground control logbook as appropriate.
  • Assist with the review of other engineering prints to ensure geotechnical risk/hazards are identified and ground support outlined is appropriate for the local ground conditions.
  • Assist geotech team in designing rehabilitation and cable prints using Deswik, outlining site specific ground support installations.
  • Participate in weekly planning meetings and pre-site inspections to provide geotechnical input pertaining primarily to stoping activities; specifically advise on geotechnical risk considerations and mitigation measures.
  • Assist with the establishment of baseline seismicity conditions and development of response plans (TARPs) for seismicity.
  • Assist in providing geotechnical hazard identification training to workforce.
  • Support communication initiatives to inform the workforce of geotechnical activities.
  • Participate in other geotechnical-related tasks outlined by the Geotechnical Superintendent


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience


  • A Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering or equivalent engineering degree
  • Be a registered Professional Engineer in a Canadian jurisdiction.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years working in rock mechanics or at an underground mining operation.
  • Have previous experience in a supervisory role.
  • Familiarity with Deswik, Map3D, RS2 and Unwedge would be considered an asset

Working Conditions


  • This position is located at our Hoyle Pond Underground location which is part of Newmont's Porcupine Mine site near Timmins, ON.
  • In this role, you will work a 5x2 schedule.  If you do not live near the site, we will require relocation to the area.

Please enter Job Number 9464  to submit your application (www.goldcorp.com/careers).  As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All properties owned by Porcupine Operations are Tobacco-Free. This includes but is not limited to all buildings, parking lots, vehicles, the surrounding wooded area, roadways, tailings, rehabilitated sites, etc.