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Regional Geotechnical Engineer

Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Vancouver, BC, 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.



  • The Regional Geotechnical Engineer will provide high-level consulting geotechnical operations and modelling.  Consulting extends to Newmont projects, operations and exploration.
  • Assists in mentoring and development of North American geotechnical engineers.
  • Implements mine geology tools and techniques (mapping, data quality assessment)
  • Provides training on Newmont’s standards and guidelines for geotechnical engineering.
  • Travel to Newmont sites is expected.

Essential Duties

  • Drive excellence in geotechnical risk assessments and hazard identifications.
  • Input into stope and development designs.
  • Establish and maintain effective monitoring through the installation and analysis of seismic data and other type of instrumentations.
  • Oversee design and implement short-to-long term geotechnical programs to meet Life of Mine needs and mitigate risks to operations.
  • Provide appropriate guidance and expertise into geotechnical inputs into the short and long-term mine plans, as well as ongoing mining production.
  • Establish proactive approaches to geotechnical risk management.
  • Appropriate communication of identified geotechnical risks.
  • Implement the ground control management strategy.
  • Review and approved local ground support standard.
  • Ensure the stability of the ground (i.e. development, stopes, infrastructure).
  • Contribute to improvements in controlled blasting outcomes.
  • Work towards attaining active cost containments in the short-term and the medium term.
  • Manage Geotechnical respective expenditures within the approved budget and sign-off limits to maintain effective cost controls and savings.

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

Training & Experience

  • B.Sc. or B.A. degree in Geology, Geologic Engineering or Mining Engineering or a closely related field, with 5 years or more of industry experience in mining.  
  • Must be a recognized Competent/Qualified person by all national and international reporting standards.
  • Experienced with mining and geotechnical software.
  • Experience in operations and operational issues related to geotechnical engineering, including numerical modelling and seismic analysis.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills for presentations to site management, executive management, market analysts and outside parties.
  • Ability to work with teams, peers and managers.

Working Conditions

  • Position is required to travel extensively to, and assist, domestic and international sites.
  • Working in a cross-functional environment and must be able to engage with specialists across disciplines.

Please enter Job Number 26847 to submit your online application (  
Please ensure that you attach your resume as part of your online application. At this time, we are not accepting candidates referred by recruitment agencies.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to your anticipated start date.  Further, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  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 policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.