- Microsoft Access
- Communication skills
- Microsoft Excel
- Time management
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Position and Responsibilities
Working with the McArthur River team, as a Geotechnical Engineer you will be responsible for providing expertise and applying geotechnical principles to underground mine designs. Support of full geotechnical scope, from concept level to detailed design and construction, with the requirement to liaise with other technical staff and mine operations. This is a critical role in our mine engineering team.
You will bring strong experience in geotechnical engineering design and analysis to this position. In support of these activities, you will be responsible to:
Provide geotechnical leadership to junior members of the Mine Engineering team
Assist the Chief Mine Engineer with geotechnical reviews and risk assessments of the mine plans to ensure that mine layouts and mining sequence are optimized to reduce the risk to safety and production
Oversee ground support and backfill designs/standards, and quality control programs
Oversee design of underground drifts, chambers and stopes using analytical and numerical tools for stability analysis
Lead geotechnical inspections of underground work areas, including geotechnical data collection (MPBX readings, closure stations) and testing (pull tests)
Geotechnical applications, ranging from field mapping, geotechnical core logging, and rock mass characterization to rock stability assessment and ground support design
Preparation of geotechnical reports and coordination of third-party audits and develop action plans to address recommendations
Network with geotechnical staff from other Cameco operations and Corporate
Education and Qualifications
Requirements of the position:
Bachelor’s degree in geological, geotechnical or mine engineering
4-8 years of relevant ground support engineering and design experience in an underground mining environment
Equivalent combination of education and work experience considered
Solid understanding of rock mechanics
You must be eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
Significant field experience in geotechnical logging, mapping and rock mass characterization
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, and technical writing
Excellent organization and time management skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Work a rotational schedule and commute to site by aircraft
Familiarity with development and support methods for weak rock development and tunnelling
Familiarity with geotechnical design software, skills in ground support design and 2D/3D geotechnical numerical modelling
Experience in hydrogeology and backfill
Proficiency with 3D mine design software (Vulcan)
Good working knowledge of AutoCAD, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
Applicants will be considered for a level within the job progression which is appropriate to their qualifications.
Preference will be given to Residents of Saskatchewan’s North.
Req ID #: 37489
Posted: August 9, 2022
Posting end date: August 30, 2022
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