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Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia Canada

GMS Mine Repair has a great opportunity for a Sr. Geotechnical Engineer with our client who is a leading mine site in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia Canada. This is a long-term/ permanent hire opportunity that will require relocation to site location.


As the Sr. Geotechnical Engineer, you will work to develop geotechnical assessment programs for various stages of project development and directs geotechnical exploration and foundation investigation programs. Ensure to direct and evaluate geotechnical test programs and provide design criteria to project and operational teams for excavation and construction of pits, underground wall and roof support, dumps, water management facilities and infrastructure foundations for study documents, regulatory applications, and ongoing operations.

  • Conduct periodic reviews and audits of operational SOPs, OMS Manuals, and operating practices related to geotechnical stability.

  • Keep the Engineering Manager informed on the progress of the geotechnical programs and reviews his key activities and plans with him/her to ensure that these are in accordance with overall corporate requirements.

  • Keep the Sr. Project Engineer informed on the progress of the geotechnical programs for his/her project(s), and reviews key activities and plans with him/her to ensure that these are in accordance with overall project requirements.

  • Ensure that good working relationships are established with those working with his/her on given projects or operational studies.

  • Coordinate with consultants (internal and external) regarding the conceptual development and feasibility designs or in delivery of geotechnical services.

  • Provide technical advice and design analysis for ground control issues related to the open pits, dumps, stockpiles, sumps, haul roads and drainage channels.

  • Carry out regular audits of the pit slopes and dumps and record results.

  • Supervise slope stabilization works, geotechnical drilling, and installation of monitoring equipment.

  • Collaborate in budgeting and forecasting and ensure adequate cost control of budget.


  • University degree in Mine/Civil/Geological Engineering

  • Minimum 8 years' relevant experience

  • Eligible for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), with registration within 1 year of commencement of post.

  • BC Mine Supervisor Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to understand the practical mining implications of geotechnical decisions.

  • Good communication skills with strong ability to disseminate geotechnical knowledge.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Good understanding of mining SHE requirements.

Job Specifications

Schedule:  Monday- Friday (Fulltime)

Pay Rate:  Starting $80K Annually (Based on Experience)

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