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Engineer Senior II, Geotechnical, Underground Engineering, Leeville

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Carlin, NV, US, 89822

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation


Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world.   The North American region consists of multiple surface and underground operations spread throughout Northern Nevada and our Cripple Creek and Victor Mine in Colorado.

Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.


If you have geotechnical engineering skills combined with leadership and interpersonal skills, this rewarding position is for you.  Working in a challenging, fast paced environment as part of a strong team will provide you significant development and career opportunities. 

Essential Duties

  • Apply engineered rock mechanics principles to the design of ground support systems
  • Inspections of ground and ground support conditions to ensure compliance with company standards, procedures and government regulation.
  • Cooperate and work effectively with team members as well as other departments to communicate ground control issues and provide solutions to mitigate risks
  • Keep associates, team members and supervisors adequately informed of actions, opportunities, problems and plans to enable each to perform their role.
  • Clearly communicate both verbally and in writing such that misunderstandings are minimal and documentation is kept of decisions made
  • Conduct underground site inspections of active work sites to ensure ground control programs are in place and compliance in maintained with MSHA and company standards
  • Use in-house engineering and data software proficiently
  • Proficiently use in-house ground control model to be used to predict ground movement and plan for necessary ground support installation
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of ground support technology and innovation
  • Evaluate the rock mechanics of mining areas through the study of models, designs and processes in order to optimize ore extraction
  • Manage Qa/Qc programs for ground control systems including rock bolts, backfill and shotcrete and ensure any non-compliance with standards is investigated, communicated and corrective measures are taken in a timely manner
  • Ensure falls of ground are thoroughly investigated, documented and corrective actions are taken

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience

  • Preferred requirement: B.S. degree in Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Geology and five (5) years of experience in an underground environment.
  • Advanced level technical communications, personal interaction and presentations skills required


Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Elko

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