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Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Operations

091329 Requisition #

Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Operations 

Barrick is looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join the Operations Geotechnical team. The primary objective of this role is accountability for managing operational geotechnical risks at PVDC for all pit slopes, quarries, dumps, and stockpiles. The role is accountable for managing risk through using of effective control measures and the identification and realization of opportunities within the daily and weekly plans.



  1. Developing and improving ground control meaures including Monitoring & Response, Design Execution and Operating Practices.
  2. Identifying, controlling and communicating geotechnical risks to personnel (conducting field inspections, hazard maps and alerts, ground failure reporting, rock fall risk management, slope monitoring and response through TARPs, monitoring alarm management and calibration).
  3. Engaging and working collaboratively with operations to achieve the mine plan and reducing operating costs (blasting optimization, excavation control, proactive surface water management).
  4. Develop and update procedures associated with geotechnical risk management (GCMP).



  • Bachelor's degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Mining or Civil Engineering, required.
  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Rock Mechanics, strongly preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience operating at a senior level in the area of geotechnical engineering in an operational setting for large open pit mines, required.  
  • Strong background in geotechnical risk management, slope monitoring, rock mass charcterization, required.
  • Experience in different commodities and geological settings, strongly preferred. 
  • Strong leadership and ability to influence, required.  
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills in Spanish and English, required.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing a geotechnical engineering team, strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with radar and InSAR, required.


What we can Offer You?  

  •  A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About Barrick: 

Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.


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Barrick Pueblo Viejo provides and guarantees equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination, harassment and acts of violence of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic, condition or status protected by Dominican laws.

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