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Senior Geomechanics Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Engineering Consulting

  • Provide geotechnical design and analysis in rock engineering within scope of expertise including, but not limited to:
    • Geomechanical modelling for site characterization
    • Geotechnical design of underground excavations
    • Geotechnical design of slopes
    • Ground support system design
    • Ground control audits and inspections
    • Design of geotechnical monitoring programs
    • Interpretation of geotechnical instrumentation data
    • Rock pillar design and stability evaluations
    • Numerical modelling for geomechanics studies and designs
    • Geotechnical studies for mine design and civil construction projects
  • Draft reports, proposals, and develop recommendations for client projects to senior management, including technical scope and budget estimates.
  • Participate in relevant internal and external stakeholder meetings.
  • Apply competent use of engineering specific software programs for two- and three-dimensional numerical modelling assessments
  • Process and analyze field and lab data and results
  • Maintain/manage client relations
  • Prepare, train, and guide clients in relevant field work processes and techniques; participate in high level site-visits, annual reviews, and inspections
  • Plan, develop, coordinate conduct and supervise programs of geotechnical data acquisition, data analysis, and geotechnical site characterization for civil engineering and mining projects
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior and intermediate consultants/engineers

2. Safety and Project Management Compliance

  • Participate in all relevant health and safety briefings and training; maintain up-to-date training as required on an annual or project basis
  • Follow appropriate project management practices with respect to process, methodology and documentation; maintain documentation for ISO/project management compliance
  • Work in a safe, competent manner per RockEng protocols and site requirements when conducting on-site field work

3. Other Duties

  • Attend conferences, prepare and publish conference papers
  • Perform other job-related duties, as required

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  The employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the corporation.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in Mining Engineering or Geological Engineering
  • Post-graduate degree M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. in Geomechanics/Rock Mechanics
  • Professional Engineer in good standing
  • Minimum of five (5) years of operational ground control and rock mechanics experience in mining or civil construction projects

Key Qualifications and Competencies

  • Knowledge of fundamental requirements of geotechnical engineering and the basic requirements of other engineering fields
  • Demonstrated experience with two- and three-dimensional numerical methods modeling; experience with project management software an asset
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify problems and implement or recommend solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, innovation, and commitment to technical excellence
  • Demonstrated abilities in effective time management and prioritization, attention to detail, and working effectively in an environment requiring prioritization of several assignments simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and demonstrate accountability to working independently as well as part of a team
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; strong report writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use tact, judgment, and discretion while maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated mentoring and leadership experience
  • Learn and adapt to new technology as it relates to engineering practices and procedures
  • Interact effectively with colleagues, managers, and the general public
  • Ability and interest in travelling domestically and internationally
  • Willing and able to work extended hours, when needed, to meet deadlines

Working Conditions

  • Ability to travel to and work domestically and internationally in a variety of environmental conditions including working in remote or isolated areas, and areas of difficult terrain or exposure to the elements including inclement weather and extreme temperatures and high altitudes