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Geomechanical Engineer

Geomechanical Engineer

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Your Opportunity

Our Mining group works with some of the world's largest mining companies and provides the industry with a full suite of services and solutions. We are a leader in underground mining engineering and related technology, serving the largest, deepest, and most technically challenging mines in the world. This is where great ideas and rewarding careers are built. Our professionals are specialists in feasibility studies, underground mining methods/mine development, complete infrastructure in support of underground operations, process and materials handling, electrical power and instrumentation, controls and automation, mine ventilation, mine headframes and hoisting systems. The ongoing success of our team allows you to set the pace of your career.

Your Duties

Our Tempe, AZ Mining group has an immediate need for a Senior Geomechanical Engineer to anchor our office and work with our various clients.  As our Geomechanical Engineer you will execute geomechanics & rock engineering activities within budget and schedule, while maintaining technical integrity.  Reporting to the Director, Global Mining you will also: 

  • Provide oversight of geotechnical programs, plan, manage and execute underground and open pit mechanics studies
  • Preparation of technical proposals for clients
  • Conduct geotechnical & numerical modelling analysis; slope behaviour and rock stress fields around underground openings
  • Review third party technical documents and recommendations
  • Design and oversight of rock reinforcement engineering, predictive slope modelling in large open pits, failure analysis of both engineered mine designs and rock reinforcement products, design of remediation for slope instabilities & design/installation of slope monitoring equipment
  • Manage and provide Geomechanical oversight into rock mechanics, open pit and underground mine design, numerical modelling, geology, geostatistics, rock slope engineering, hydrology, and soil characterization
  • Manage and review the execution of job related duties such as; slope stability analysis & remediation, predictive modelling of open pit slope & underground mine opening behaviour, rock reinforcement design, buttress and slope corrections for open pits, stability analysis for tailings dams and heap leach piles
  • Provide recommendations for various hydrology and dewatering programs
  • Work in compliance with all Health and Safety rules and regulations for Stantec and its Clients
  • Ensure all applicable safety codes, regulations and guidelines are met by appropriate design and use of technology

Your Capabilities and Credentials



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or related engineering discipline and eight (8) years engineering experience in hard rock mining relating to rock mechanics and rock slope stability;OR
  • Master’s Degree in Mine Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or related engineering or geosciences discipline and five (5) years’ experience in hard rock mining relating to underground rock mechanics and rock slope stability
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, along with excellent interpersonal abilities and willingness to work in a team atmosphere including involvement in technical business development
  • Knowledge of the principles and practises of mining, mining engineering, geotechnical applications in hard rock underground mine environments
  • Ability to undertake rock slope stability analysis and design for open pit mines.
  • Ability to undertake geotechnical design for various types of underground mining including long hole stoping, overhand and underhand cut and fill, sublevel caving, block caving, room and pillar and others.
  • Skill in researching, analysing and communicating information of considerable difficulty and develop appropriate conclusions and actions
  • Advanced knowledge of various geomechanical software packages such as Flac 3D and the Rocscience suite of software.
  • Ability & willingness to travel domestically & internationally, occasionally for extended periods of time.


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