New Job Geotechnical Engineer In Northwest Territories

Geotechnical Engineer
Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Company : De Beers Group of Companies
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Company Description
-Technical challenges.

They don't get much depth.

You communicate openly and enjoy being part of a fantastic team with an unwavering commitment to safety, come join us working at Gacho Kue. One of the world's greatest museums

We're the world's leading diamond company - a unique luxury business that transforms into a passion, a passion for our people.

To push our company forward, we need to think differently. We welcome diverse perspectives, people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions.

In return, we provide you with the space and support to grow and achieve your goals.

Job Description
-This position is instrumental in ensuring the overall and long-term safety of the mine. This will be accomplished through the implementation, co-ordination and control of geotechnical services and functions that ensure the safe and effective recovery of the mineable reserve. Using data and sound technical principles of the discipline, the ideal candidate will be prepared to support and drive their recommendations, while working with stakeholders to achieve the best path forward. The role is well suited to one who has a keen eye for continuous improvement opportunities, is analytical, can quickly build relationships with the mine operations team, and who is committed to safe work practices, while striving for zero harm.

**Rewards & Benefits: **

  • How much can I earn in a year with a 9% company contribution to my pension plan?
  • Is relocation support available to anyone who wishes to move into the Northwest Territories, Canada?
  • Annual bonus program;
  • MyShare program;
  • Remote Living Allowance;
  • Travel Allowance to offset the costs of getting to the nearest point of pickup,
  • Immediate participation in our 100% employer-paid extended health and dental benefit program (with no waiting period)?
  • The Gahcho Kuei Gold Camp features a full service dining room, individual private rooms equipped with cable television and wifi internet. There is also a large gymnasium, squash court and state of the art fitness equipment; )
  • Under the Northern Lights. Working?

Key responsibilities:

  • Promoting, sustaining and implementing sound safety, health and environmental management practices in line with current and future laws and policy?
  • Providing geotechnical oversight to mining operations, ensuring compliance with regulations and standards;
  • Interpreting Slope Stability Data and providing Feedback to Stakeholders in terms of wall stability, hazard mitigation;
  • Complete daily inspections and conduct field repairs of geotechnical monitoring equipment;
  • The installation of monitoring equipment to support geotechnical investigations.
  • Interpreting geotechnical and hydrogeological data, presenting findings and avoiding issues;
  • Regularly inspect open pit operations to maintain compliance with design parameters and provide recommendations to the operations team to ensure high wall safety.
  • Provide geotechnical input on mine design revisions, drill and blast plans and short to mid-term mine planning.
  • Liaise with consultants on more complex geotechnical projects;
  • Geotechnical and hydrogeological models and databases, preserving;
  • Establishing causes of failure and providing recommendations to address issues; and,
  • Conducting audits to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.

The role resides within the Technical Services Department, this is a site-based position working a multi-week rotation that balances time at the site with time off.')


  • -Legally allowed to work in Canada?
  • Geotechnical Engineering degree;
  • possesses a professional engineering designation, with the eligibility to register as a professional engineer in the Northwest-Territories?
  • minimum three years of relevant mining experience from an open pit mining environment preferred.
  • Geotechnical software (Desk, Rosser, Remining) preferred;
  • Must have strong geotechnical skills with sound principles in rock mechanics?
  • Well versed in geotechnical and hydrogeological risks, :)
  • Experience with geotechnical modelling;
  • Experience with geotechnical pit sampling and instrumentation (Ground probe; Navstar) *
  • Ability to manage and communicate in a stressful, dynamic geotechnical environment with safety as the primary concern?
  • Can simplify complex data and present them more comprehensively to relevant stakeholders, and
  • Ready to work in remote camp setting.


This opportunity is open to anyone relocating to the Northwest Territories.


Referral incentives apply: This opportunity is open according to Employee Referral Policy (HRM.AD.21.00). Referrals are only applicable to internal employees of the company. Paid referrals will be allowed.

**Additional Information
-Who We Are: De Beers Canada **

Active in Canada for over 60 years, we are part of the De Beers Group's global diamond value chain, protecting the natural world, engaging with local communities and accelerating economic inclusion to support respect for diversity in our business and beyond. Our commitment to sustainability and Building forever fuels our activities across the entire diamond industry,'' said Mr. Jenkins.

In Canada, we have more than 600 employees working at offices in Calgary, Toronto and Yellowknife. We are actively exploring for new diamond opportunities, retrieving diamonds from the Gahcho Kue mine in the Northwest Territories using our FutureSmartTM principles and closing two mines.

We believe in the power of working together with Jenkins to create lasting, positive impacts that endure long after we retrieve the last diamond. Our inclusive and diverse workplace values mining with respect for the environment and nearby communities, and we seek team-builders who share our passion for making life brilliant. "


Safety first is a way of life for us. We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others' actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect .

**Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)**

We are committed to promoting an equal, inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every employee for who they are. We provide equal opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential. Please inform us if there are any special requirements that should be considered as part of your application. '

Building Forever

Sustainability is at the heart of our decision making, it represents our ambitious and holistic sustainability framework. This shape how we protect our social and environmental license to operate, build a long-term normative legacy in our communities and earn consumers' trust in diamonds that they can wear with pride.

Background Checks

The successful candidate must complete a background check, which may include criminal check and validation of qualifications.


Referral incentive applicable : This opportunity is open to a paid referral incentive according to the Program (HRM.AD.21.01) . Referral incentives are applicable to De Beers Group internal employees only.