Summary: Under general supervision, provide professional geotechnical engineering support, analysis and review related to design, construction, and operation of ore leach pads, tailings impoundments, storm water ponds, mining infrastructure foundations, etc. and serve as company resource for geotechnical information and analysis.
Provide guidance to operating sites in establishing in-the-field programs on site reconnaissance, geologic mapping, geotechnical drilling, geotechnical profiling, geotechnical instrumentation, construction quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) activities for design and construction of tailings embankments, ore leach stockpiles, foundations, and/or other mining infrastructure.
Act as corporate liaison with engineering firms (Engineer of Record for Tailing Impoundments) providing geotechnical review and guidance on major projects related to geotechnical data collection, analysis, design, and construction.
Aid in establishing and guiding corporate contracts related to geotechnical functions.
Establish corporate geotechnical audit programs as necessary to ensure compliance to corporate standards.
Lead lower level engineers and contractors for geotechnical project delivery.
Proactively seek improvements to the safe and geotechnically stable construction and operation of ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc.
Assist with the development, maintenance and implementations of strategic plans to enhance mining operations’ slope stability program.
Communicate accurate, timely and relevant geotechnical information to operational management team and staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in soil mechanics and foundation engineering and seven (7) years of experience in applicable field of expertise, OR
Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in soil mechanics and foundation engineering and five (5) years of experience in applicable field of expertise
Knowledge in the principles and practices of civil, geologic, geotechnical, or hydrologic engineering or a related field of science or engineering
Knowledge of appropriate software (MS Office, Flac, Galena, Swedge, Hydrus, AutoCAD) and geotechnical data analysis
Preferred Education and Experience
Professional Engineer Certification
Fluency in French
Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
Position is in a busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by an elevator
Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
CMOC International promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws
CMOC International is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.
CMOC International, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMOC, is a natural resources company focused on operating the international mining and mineral processing holdings of CMOC, including operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazil, and Australia. Our world-class operations produce copper, cobalt, niobium, and phosphates. Our diverse portfolio of long-life assets positions us to address ...the world’s need for high quality metals and minerals. CMOC International is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinance.