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Geotechnical Engineer FIFO
13 September 2018

Geotechnical Engineer

  • Experience with civil engineering and construction oversight within an operating mine, including construction oversight; mine waste and tailings design;
  • Understanding of soil mechanics and rock mechanics; slope stability analysis; seepage analysis;
  • Design of large scale construction features for mining sites (tailings dam and containment structures; roads and pipelines; waste storage; ore stockpiles; reclamation);
  • Proficient in mining software (including MineScape; MineSight; AutoCAD; Geo-Slope); data analysis; communication skills; and report writing ability.

Our current client is a major mining company and the successful candidate will be working on a team of professionals in an operating Mine facility.

Major Responsibilities

  • Work onsite - providing geotechnical engineer support for construction and ensure quality work is being followed to specifications
  • Provide geotechnical engineering support to mine waste and tailings management projects
  • Carry out on-site engineering data analyses and determine appropriate actions for follow-up
  • Carry out geotechnical investigations, instrument installation, and construction quality assurance for dams; roads; building and other mine site infrastructure
  • Assist with planning and supervising geotechnical subsurface investigations
  • Assist with writing geotechnical reports and technical communications;
  • Provide support to senior geotechnical engineer / geotechnical manager

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (geotechnical, civil or a related field)
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer or Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • 2 to 10 years of experience (preference given to Oil & Gas [Oil Sands] experience in large civil earthworks construction mining related projects, which include: field construction, performance monitoring, construction quality assurance, inspection and testing)
  • Perform field and environmental investigations for Gas or Oil exploration and construction development projects
  • Proficient in engineering software (Geo-Slope; MineScape; AutoCAD; Microsoft Office)
  • Skilled in data interpretation; analysis and correlation
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a small team setting; and foster effective working relationships with their peers
  • Previous experience in Oil Sands operations will be an asset.

Additional Information:
· Only candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered.
· Registration with APEGA is a condition of employment
· This position will require successful completion of background reference checks as well as education and credentials verification

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