Golder Associates Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer - Open Pit in Portland, United States

Job Responsibilities


As a global, employee-owned organization with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. From more than 170 offices worldwide, our over 7000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.


Do you enjoy developing, executing and providing senior oversight of geotechnical pit slope projects in rock and soils for mining projects? This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work on mining projects, locally, nationally and internationally.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of project work and business development

  • Provide consultation on open pit mining projects for North America and international clients

  • Design, implement and oversee engineering studies in open pit related projects

  • Provide advice to mining operations

  • Conduct due diligence reviews and independent report work

  • Be available for travel to mine sites as required

  • Offer innovative and specialized solutions to internal and external clients

  • Mentoring and coaching of technical staff

  • Keep abreast of new research and developments within the industry

  • Business Development, networking and building long term relationships with clients

  • Work collaboratively with other senior members of the Golder Mining team to implement the business growth strategy, develop and maintain relationships with a broad client base

  • In conjunction with the Divisional Leader, and support from the Marketing team, identify, coordinate and undertake marketing and promotional activities for the specialist area region

  • Establish linkages with other business units to support and enhance service delivery

  • Display safety leadership

Job Requirements

  • An undergraduate or post-graduate degree in mining/geotechnical/geological engineering especially open pit and slope experience in rock and soils

  • A minimum of 15 years’ work experience with an emphasis on slope design, slope reinforcement, monitoring with a working knowledge of blasting and dewatering

  • Led large complex projects for open pit and slopes that included data collection, data processing, numerical modeling, design and monitoring

  • Experience as a consulting engineer

  • Demonstrated experience in authoring technical papers and presenting at technical and trade conferences

  • The ability to establish and maintain solid client relationships

  • Highly effective leadership capabilities and strong interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of, and ability to use numerical modeling software including RocScience (DIPS, SLIDE, RS2) and Itasca products (FLAC 2D/3D, UDEC)

  • Registration or eligibility for registration as Professional Engineer in the United States

  • Experience mentoring junior and intermediate level employees

Additional Information


  • Our staff benefit from:

  • An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates

  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth

  • Employee mentoring program

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

Golder Associates Statement

Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job ID 2018-13599

Area of Interest EN - Geotechnical Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics

Job Type Full Time

# of Positions 1

Education (Minimum) Bachelor Degree

Experience (Years) 15