Job Opportunity

Geotechnical Engineer

Position: Geotechnical Engineer
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: March 11, 2021
Job Location: Ekati Mine
Job Term: Permanent Full Time

Geotechnical Engineer

Employment Type: Employee

Company Overview

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. is a Canadian mining company and one of the world’s largest producers and suppliers of premium rough diamond assortments to the global market. The company owns a controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine, which it operates. The company also holds a controlling interest in the Lac de Gras Diamond Project. The Ekati Diamond Mine, and the Lac de Gras Diamond Project are located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. In addition to its mining and exploration operations, Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. has offices in Canada and Belgium.

Why Arctic Canadian Diamond Company?

At Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., we believe people are our most important asset. That is why we are fully committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and to establishing strong lasting and respectful relationships with the people and communities with whom we work. The company is dedicated to developing our workforce and committed to creating an environment where people can learn, grow, and take on new responsibilities. We build capacity within our workforce by offering leadership training, apprenticeship positions, and adult education initiatives, all of which encourage employees and contractors to strive for growth and development. Since beginning operations in 1998, the Ekati Diamond Mine has become internationally recognized as a world-class supplier of top-quality rough diamonds. Now operated by Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., the Ekati mine provides unique operational challenges and rewarding career development opportunities.

Position Overview

As a member of the Mine & Site Technical Services Team, the Geotechnical Engineer will report to the Team Leader Geotechnical and work a three weeks on, three weeks off rotation at the Ekati mine site. The Geotechnical Engineer will provide guidance and expertise to enhance the safety of surface and underground mining operations. The application of geotechnical principals and engineering related hazard assessment, ground support systems, and monitoring is essential to allow safe and continuous mining operations. The incumbent performs all duties and responsibilities for this position in accordance with the Regulations, Charter, Company Policies, Management Systems, and Standard Operating Procedures.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain data recording and management, evaluation tools, and systems to examine ground control systems;
  • Assess risks, develop procedures, and ensure internal controls are in place and operating effectively for open pit and underground ground support systems;
  • Develop and review the Ground Control Standards on a regular basis and update when necessary;
  • Review existing policies and procedures, making recommendations and improvements;
  • Evaluate and review processes for current/new ground control support systems, identifying options and preparing capital cost justifications;
  • Research and evaluate systems and equipment that may improve the safety and efficiency of the mining operations;
  • Ensure that the mine engineers are provided with the required geotechnical data to allow them to develop optimal mine plans;
  • Engage with consultants, as required, to optimize mine designs to ensure continuous improvement;
  • Always protect the safety and well-being of yourself and your co-workers. Follow all Company specific safety protocols and Occupational Health & Safety policies and procedures.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Geological Engineering, or Mining Engineering, with a Geotechnical or Rock Mechanics major;
  • Current membership with APEGA and a P. Eng designation;
  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience in a mining environment, supervisory experience is considered an asset;
  • Experience implementing/operating Slope Stability Radar systems;
  • Exposure to/proficiency using geotechnical software such as RocScience, Vulcan, Leapfrog;
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing project management;
  • Influence disparate stakeholders and collaborate cross divisionally and cross culturally to achieve common goals;
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Extremely comfortable in standup presentations to internal stakeholders;
  • Strong computer applications knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Preference will be given to qualified applicants from Impact Benefit Agreement Groups. Members should clearly identify their IBA status on the online job application and resume, to receive priority consideration.

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