Geotechnical and Hydro Engineer III - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Geotechnical and Hydro Engineer III - Newmont Mining Corporation

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About This Role

  • 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.

In This Role You Will

Geotechnical and Hydrological Activity Longevity.

  • Assist with the development, maintenance and implementation of strategic plans to enhance the operation’s slope stability program and suitable mining bench.
  • Assist with the preparation of sustaining capital and operational budgets.
  • Lead construction quality control and quality assurance activities (QA/QC) for the construction of key Geotechnical and Hydrological infrastructural aspects on the mine.
  • Provide Engineering assistance on effective dewatering of pit.

Geotechnical/Hydrological Demarcations.

  • Provide, implement and review mine design parameters for current and future pit, waste dumps and other facilities on the mine.
  • Conduct geotechnical and hydrogeological planning, modeling and monitoring, including logging, mapping and rendering of results, utilizing specific software.
  • Comply with mine design parameters on an ongoing basis to achieve highly profitable mining practices.
  • Conduct reconciliation on designs.
  • Provide Geotechnical and Hydrological analysis on various structural facilities in the mining area.
  • Provide effective and efficient plans in meeting Ahafo North water management standards.
  • Monitor the dewatering wells network to ensure efficient production and desired drawdown outcomes.
  • Provide engineering assistance to the Ahafo North site water balance modeling and Ground water modeling as well as any Geotech-Hydro related engineering works.



Geotechnical and Hydrological Data Collection.

  • Lead Geotechnical and Hydrological instrumentation monitoring and data collection activities; structural mapping, pit dewatering rate and core logging.
  • Lead the Operational Geotechnical data inventory efforts.
  • Lead the Ahafo North mine water management team in pit water data collection.
  • Ensure all water related data in the mining area is adequately captured and feed to the Ahafo North Water Balance Model, Groundwater Model and the Ahafo Water Dashboard.

Geotechnical and Hydrological Testing.

  • Conduct Geotechnical drilling, mapping and laboratory tests to anticipate any changes which may affect the Geotechnical features of the mining area.
  • Conduct verification tests and analysis of the pit walls, waste dumps and stockpiles, ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment.
  • Conduct laboratory testing of rock and soil samples for Geotechnical analysis.
  • Coordinate with the environmental team on Ahafo North water chemistry.
  • Correlate on all water related issues on site including TSF, Water Storage Facility, Sediment Control Structures, Water Dams, Underground Operations and Projects etc.

Geotechnical and Hydrological Operational Monitoring.

  • Oversee the continuous monitoring of pit walls through visual inspections and instrumentation to predict and alert any potential instabilities.
  • Monitor Waste Dumps, Stockpiles and TSF for any potential instability.
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly update on Ahafo North In-pit Sumps and Pumping Volumes, Geotechnical-Hydrology reports.
  • Documentation, reporting and presentation of Geotechnical and Hydrological works including: instabilities, inspection, dewatering KPIs, geotechnical analysis etc.
  • Implement radar and RTS monitoring for designated site areas.

Stakeholder Communication.

  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant geotechnical and Hydrological information to the Mine Operations supervisors and management team, planners, site management, S&ER, Corporate Functions and relevant stakeholder departments.

Health, Safety and Environment.

  • Deliver own prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
  • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of all Engineers under or assigned to his / her supervision.
  • Meet mining objectives and conform to Newmont mining standards, Geotechnical and Operational physical standards to promote safe mining operations within legislative guidelines.
  • Oversee compliance with all relevant legal, environmental and occupational health, safety and risk management standards and best practices.
  • Assure that safety standards are adhered to.
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate safety meetings.
  • Attend monthly safety inspections and meetings.

Geotechnical Installations and Implementations.

  • Lead regular Geotechnical inspections of active and inactive areas in the mine.
  • Supervise Geotechnical and Hydrological instrumentation installations in the mine area including prism installation, core drilling, VWP installation and dewatering wells.
  • Assist contractors in execution of Geotechnical and Hydrological works.



Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geological/Civil Engineering or related discipline.


  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in an Open Pit Mining environment, with a solid background in Geology and Hydrology.
  • Experience with Mine Sight.
  • 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.

Technical Skills.

  • Sound proficiency in Software capabilities (CAD).
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project, Visio.
  • Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to conduct three-dimensional (3D) visualizations.
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