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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 geotechnical expertise regarding mine design, schedule and ground support for all planning horizons with the objective of safe stable mining operations. 

    Essential Duties

    Geotechnical Engineering

    • Evaluate and propose optimum geotechnical engineering solutions for problematic situations which threaten the achievement of planned objectives.
    • Assess geotechnical risks and develop mitigation plans.

    Document Preparation

    • Prepare monthly geotechnical reports which includes quality of installation and performance of ground support along with technical review of all mine planning horizons.
    • Contribute to statutory reporting activities related to ground support.

    Strategic Planning

    Contribute towards budget preparation activities for the geotechnical team which include ground management review of proposed business plan

    Safety Health and Environment

    • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
    • Actively participate in all Newmont Ghana safety and environmental systems and initiatives.

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Bachelors’ degree in Civil, Mining or Geological Engineering

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Preferred knowledge of Mine design software, Dips, Unwedge, Phase2, Map3D programmes


    • Previous undergraduate experience in hardrock underground metalliferous mining environment 

    Technical Skills:

    • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

    Behavioural Attributes:

    • Safety Conscious.
    • Initiative.
    • Results Driven.
    • Pro-active

    Working Conditions

    • Potential for hazardous conditions exists in underground mines and the incumbent must be familiar with them.
    • Potential for adverse environmental conditions exists in some locations.

    Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

    Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to [email protected].

    Job Segment: Geotechnical Engineering, Engineer, Geology, Strategic Planning, Engineering, Strategy

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Goldcorp Corporation on to apply
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