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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Reno, NV, USA

GMS Mine Repair has a great opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with our client who is a leading mine site near Reno, Nevada. This is a long-term/ permanent hire opportunity that will require relocation/ commute to site location. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for oversight of all geomechanics aspects on the mine site, as well as development of related engineering standards and processes.


The Senior Geotechnical Engineer reports to the Underground General Manager on all aspects of administrative and technical operations.

  • Primary interface between Technical and Operations Teams for all geotechnical matters

  • Owner and maintainer of the site’s geotechnical monitoring system

  • Maintain and improve ground support standards

  • Engage and manage external geotechnical consultants including tendering process

  • Manage ground control Qa / Qc programs and associated documents

  • Oversight of stope backfilling programs and monitoring of related Qa / Qc programs

  • Assist in stope performance analysis and optimization

  • Periodic field assessment of ground conditions and prescription of ground support

  • Auditing of installed ground support against established standards

  • Geotechnical instrumentation installation, data interpretation and communication

  • Investigate and document falls of ground and assist in developing corrective measures

  • Field mapping as required for ground support prescription and foresight of ground control issues

  • Review of mine plans from a geotechnical perspective, and related recommendations


  • Experience in writing and maintaining Ground Control Management Plans

  • Experience with building and interpreting numerical modelling

  • Pragmatic and effective analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and active listening skills

  • Ability to facilitate, collaborate and interact with individuals and groups

  • Continuous improvement tools and methodologies

  • 10 years minimum of Geotechnical Engineering experience in a Mining or Tunneling environment

  • BS in Geotechnical Engineering or equivalent

  • Experienced in Designingand Optimizing Ground Support Systems including both Primary and Secondary ground control

  • Understanding of Mine Induced Seismicity as well as use and Maintenance of Seismic Monitoring Systems

  • Experienced in dealing with Ground Support in Corrosive Environments

  • Familiar use of the Deswik, Rocscience and GeoExplore software packages, or similar software

  • Advanced understanding of MSHA regulations and experience in dealing with regulatory authorities

  • Hands-on experience with photogrammetry related Mapping systems

  • Strong rock instrumentation background, including installation, connectivity, and analysis

  • Working understanding of paste backfilling and related quality control

  • Consulting experience will be well regarded

Job Specifications

Salary Range:  $125,000-135,000 Annually (Based on Experience)

GMS Mine Repair is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage interested applicants to apply now with an updated resume.

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