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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.Newmonts Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Gha...
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    Geotechnical Engineer

    To provide mining operation Geotechnical Engineering and hydrological support related to the design and construction of key features within the mine (i.e. Pit Walls, Waste Dump and TSF) that contribute to the ongoing economic sustainability of the operation. These include: Geotechnical & Hydrological field investigations, monitoring programs, scheduling, data acquisition, modeling and interpretation, and preparation of technical reports.

    Essential Duties I

    • Lead construction quality control and quality assurance activities (QA/QC) for the construction of key Geotechnical and Hydrological infrastructural aspects on the mine.
    • Lead geotechnical and hydrological instrumentation monitoring and data collection activities; structural mapping, pit dewatering rate and core logging.
    • Oversee the continuous monitoring of pit walls through visual inspections and instrumentation to for warn any potential instabilities.
    • Conduct verification tests and analysis of the pit walls, waste dumps and stockpiles, ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment.
    • Assist with the development, maintenance and implementation of strategic plans to enhance the operation’s slope stability program and suitable mining bench.

    Essential Duties II

    • Provide, implement and review mine design parameters for current and future pit, waste dumps and other facilities on the mine.
    • Monitor the dewatering wells network to ensure efficient production and desired drawdown outcomes.
    • Provide engineering assistance to the Mine water balance modeling
    • Supervise geotechnical and hydrological instrumentation installations in the mine area including prism installation, core drilling, VWP installation and dewatering wells.
    • Meet mining objectives and conform to Newmont mining standards, geotechnical and operational physical standards to promote safe mining operations within legislative guidelines.

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

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations)

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Geotechnical/Geological/Civil Engineering or related discipline.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience in an Open Pit Mining environment, with a solid background in Geology and Hydrology.
    • Experience with Geotechnical and hydrological Software such as RocScience (Dips, Slides, Phase, Rocfall) and Dewatering System engineering estimation and modeling.
    • Experience with Geotechnical and Hydrological Modeling and Interpretation.
    • Experience with MineSight

    Behavioural Attributes

    • Analytical.
    • Goal Orientated.
    • Interpretation.
    • Integrity.
    • Adaptable.
    • Safety Conscious.
    • Initiative.

    Working Conditions

    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Person will work in an office setting with regular visits to operational areas.
    • Work Environment: The noise level in the field is not usually in excess of 85 decibels. Incumbent is occasionally exposed to noise, fumes, high temperatures, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, unpaved pathways, pinch-points, extreme vibration, excavators and drilling rigs, slippery surfaces.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Goldcorp Corporation on jobs.newmont.com to apply
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