Manager of Geotechnical Engineering

Corporate Leadership Opportunity in the Mining Industry

Your new company
Operating in Canada for more than 100 years, we are a leading producer of iron-ore, copper, cobalt and precious metals and the world’s largest nickel mining company. We aim to grow profitably but only as a safe, high-quality and sustainable mining company.

Your new role
In this role you will be developing the Geotechnical Management Plan & Policy (Governance or Framework Plan) and provide the applicable leadership, risk management, governance and support at a corporate level. This role will cover all geotechnical aspects including slope stability, underground geotechnical, and other key geotechnical corporate requirements within the Base Metals Operations and projects. Some of the responsibilities will include;

  • Play a leading role in developing, educating, improving and being accountable for the geotechnical management framework to manage geotechnical facilities in a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible manner by establishing and maintaining trust based relationships/partnerships with Base Metals Operations and Projects
  • Lead the planning and risk management of the Ground Control Management Plan including the implementation of the plan and Performance Reviews
  • Align the corporate and Base Metals Geotechnical Policy and Commitment in line with the Management Plan
  • Provide technical advice and consultation to new projects in all FEL studies by identifying opportunities for health & safety management aspects and compliance with Vale standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines and regulatory requirements during all phases of project study and execution

What you'll need to succeed

  • Ideal candidate will hold Degree in Civil, Geotechnical or Environmental Engineering
  • P. Eng -preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in industry Risk Management
  • High level of industry Risk Management experience
  • Ability to take ownership of the work and possess strong work and business management skills (resource, planning & work prioritization management, results focused)
  • Capable of building strong relations through good communication skills, the ability to coach, and offer guidance regarding other aspects of operations, such as challenging social issues, government issues, stakeholder and employee engagement, if appropriate.
  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills. Able to write clear and concise reports. Possess effective communication and interpersonal skills within multi-disciplinary teams

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.


Job type:
Energy, Utilities & Mining
Competitive salary plus bonus, benefits and RRSP contribution
Closing date
10 Dec 2019
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Talk to a consultant

Talk to Shawn Overton, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Vancouver (EN)

Suite 2150, 1050 West Pender Street

Telephone: 6046481702

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