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Golder Associates Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer in TUCSON, Arizona

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer to join our Reno office. The successful candidate will execute and provide senior oversight of geotechnical pit slope projects in rock and soils for mining projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • 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


  • 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

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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Title: Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer

Location: NV-RENO


Requisition ID: 19003075