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Open Pit Geotechnical Engineer [Urgent need job]

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085537 Requisition #

Position Description:


Barrick is looking for an Open Pit Geotechnical Engineer to join the Ground Control team. The successful applicant will have a degree in Geological, Geotechnical or Mining Engineering and 2-5 years of practical open pit rock mechanics experience. This individual will report to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer. The Open Pit Geotechnical Engineer will lead and develop the geotechnical projects and activities for the Williams Open Pit.



  • Daily visual inspections of the open pit mining activities to identify rock slope hazards
  • Assist with instrumentation implementation and maintenance
  • Conduct geotechnical mapping
  • Review and optimize blast performance for wall control
  • Analyze geotechnical monitoring data and maintain databases
  • Assist with ground control safety training programs
  • Supervision of contractors, as necessary
  • Organization of on-call monitoring and systems training
  • Other duties as required



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining, Geotechnical or Geological Engineering
  • 2-5 years’ experience in slope stability or open pit mining field
  • Experience with geotechnical slope monitoring equipment (radar, total stations/prisms, mpbx, etc)
  • Experience with open pit / underground interactions is preferred
  • Familiarization with geotechnical software packages
  • Ability to work outside in varied weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Flexibility in work hours for on-call and call-outs, as needed
  • Proven attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent organizational, time management and office management skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills, with a courteous and pleasant customer service focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capability to multi-task, self-manage and self-motivate
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards 

What we can Offer You 

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Barrick


Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent, and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.


About Hemlo

The Hemlo property consists of Williams Operating Corporation, an underground and open pit mine, located approximately 350 kilometers east of Thunder Bay, Ontario.


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