Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Kennecott Energy   •  

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


8 - 10 years

Posted 51 days ago

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximize value for our shareholders. Everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind, so our employees are rewarded with opportunity, an open and diverse culture and a responsible working environment in which they can go further.

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It's a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it's this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Engineer – Geotechnical to be responsible for the site management of design parameters, reading and interpretation of technical instrumentation (piezometers, inclinometers, accelerometers, etc.), reporting quarterly and annual reports to management and government regulators. Ensuring that the best data is utilized in all geotechnical analyses during the Tailings construction and operations.

The intent of the roles is to provide core geotechnical experience and tailings characterization knowledge.

Located in Magna, Utah (20 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah) and this position reports to the Technical Principal Advisor for Tailings & Water Services.

You will have opportunity to coordinate and report:

o Coordination with Engineer of Record (EOR) on design changes and geotechnical risk mitigations

o Interpretation of embankment geotechnical design parameters

o Reading technical instrumentation (piezometers, inclinometers, accelerators, etc.)

o Processes, analyses and models geotechnical monitoring data to understand the response of deposition and embankment cell construction to ensure stability.

o Provide analysis and interpretation of geotechnical instrumentation to direct "Observational Method" of construction of tailings embankment.

o Oversee execution and implementation of QA/QC program

o Monitoring and managing tailings acid rock drainage (ARD), including analysis and interpretation

o Maintain Automated System for piezometer and geotechnical instrumentation

o Demonstrated ability to implement and manage continuous improvement processes

o Effective and authoritative communication and coaching skills

o Effective time management and personal organizational skills

o Demonstrate an open minded genuine curiosity towards understanding the needs of business and the impact of applied solutions

o Able to work alone and to take and apply feedback

o Proven stakeholder management experience

Education & Qualification Requirements:

College/University Education:

o 4 year college degree required in Civil or Mining Engineering with a preference for geotechnical coursework.

o Master's degree preferred with geotechnical with emphasis geotechnical studies


o FE/EIT certified (minimal)

o PE preferred

Work Experience Requirements:

Relevant work experience:

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in the mining industry with relative experience in the following areas:
  • Experience in Tailings dam construction and stability
  • Experience managing projects >$100K
  • Experience managing a crew of employees to perform heavy construction work.

o Familiarity with mining, safety and environmental requirements.

Valid Through: 2019-10-21