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Senior Ground Control Engineer

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Join us at Barrick’s Hemlo, where new management both within Hemlo an d Barrick itself has aim to change Hemlo’s story. Come be a key player in the transformation of Hemlo back to a world class operation.

Position Description:

Barrick Hemlo is looking for a Senior Ground Control Engineer to join the Technical Services team on a fly in / fly out (FIFO) roster, taking the lead in geotechnical monitoring, planning and implementation. The Ground Control team engages with internal stakeholders daily, providing transparent, effective and trustworthy guidance that allows for safe and efficient mining.

  • Accountable for geotechnical planning & implementation at the Williams Underground and Open Pit mines. 
  • Ground control planning includes review of the weekly/monthly/LOM mining plans, providing ground control advice, strategies and designs that ensure production & development targets can be safely & efficiently achieved by all mining areas.
  • Monitoring of the world class seismic system, open pit radar and ground movement instruments, completing timely analysis in support of mining activities. On-call response to significant alarms shared between this and one other equal time roster position.
  • Produce comprehensive documentation for handover to your cross shift, as well as other members of the senior management team to ensure consistent management of ground control matters.
  • The Sr. Ground Control Engineer will be required to develop a detailed understanding of the ground conditions, geological composition & structure, failure modes & mechanisms and geotechnical history of the mine, in order to exercise good judgement and provide safe and reasonable recommendations with regard to ground conditions.
  • Keep informed of latest ground support, ground monitoring equipment and instrumentation options to ensure the mine is continually operating with safe and cost-effective standards. The Sr. Ground Control Engineer will approve and ensure all support plans and geotechnical information are issued to the Designers, Planners and Operations group in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining or Geotechnical Engineering
  • Five years Mining/Geotechnical Engineering experience
  • Eligible for a license to practice Professional Engineering in the Province of Ontario
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering theories and principles and a demonstrated knowledge of Canadian/American Engineering standards
  • Strong presentation and verbal skills. Able to communicate ideas and recommendations in both written and verbal forms across all levels of the organization in a clear manner. Proven attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent organizational, time management and office management skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Capability to self-manage and self-motivate
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
What we can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and stock purchase plans
  • A flexible equal time roster schedule, with accommodations and travel allowance
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with 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.

About Hemlo

The Hemlo property consists of Williams Operating Corporation, an underground and open pit mine, located approximately 350 kilometers east of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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