UG Geotechnical Engineer







8 February 2023


Reporting to the Chief Mining Engineer, the Geotechnical Engineer will undertake all geotechnical activities in all areas of operation

  • Inspection of underground excavations, identifying geotechnical hazards, quality assurance and quality control of ground support installation and performance;
  • Carry out rock mass characterization (face mapping, core logging and etc.) to contribute developing block geotechnical model and derive geotechnical parameters for ground support calculations and stope design process;
  • Streamline, structure and keep updated geotechnical database and make finding of specific data quick and easy, ability to verify and validate geotechnical database;
  • Conduct stability analysis of underground excavations using empirical, analytical and numerical techniques;
  • Calibrate of numerical models to increase confidence of forecast;
  • Ensure that underground design parameters used for mine planning are optimal;
  • Geotechnical support for short/medium/long term mine planning, mine production and input for blast design;
  • Carry out regular visual and instrumental monitoring of underground excavations to identify and track ground movements;
  • Develop and implement Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP) and actively promote using of document by mine personnel;
  • Develop, maintain and implement Trigger Action Response Plans to manage potential ground control hazards (TARP);
  • Assist to conduct Ground Control Awareness training for mine personnel.
  • Design and control of execution of water management activities;
  • Upon request, provide geotechnical support to Processing divisions.
  • Carry out other tasks as directed by Line and Functional Managers;
  • Communicate with Contractors and facilitate works to be done by set deadline and to provide feedback in timely manner upon their request;
  • Quickly generate a geotechnical alert for risk areas and communicate it to all parties involved in the operation;
  • Oversee all geotechnical drilling activities and undertake geotechnical core logging;
  • Write weekly and monthly geotechnical reports in a timely manner;
  • Ensure an accurate geotechnical database is maintained and reports are distributed to other relevant parties as appropriate;
  • Undertake all activities required by the Senior Geotechnical Engineer following the SOPs;
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out in accordance with SMD Lefa Mine health and safety policies and procedures


  • Good knowledge of rock engineering and simulation based design using specialized geotechnical software (Rocscience suite, GEM4D etc.);
  • Excellent level knowledge of geotechnical monitoring techniques, ability to work with geotechnical instrumentation and analyze collected information;
  • Good knowledge of engineering geology, hydrogeology and surveying techniques;
  • Good knowledge of drafting software AutoCAD, mining engineering software Surpac and/or Deswik package, and MS Office suite
  • Have a good team spirit with excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure when necessary;
  • Have a firm commitment to working safely and having good organizational, technical and analytical skills;
  • Ability to organize and manage time;
  • Taste for teamwork and the outdoors;
  • The ability to supervise teams in the field;
  • Good command of French and English would be an asset;
  • Good presentation and technical reporting skills;

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