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Geotechnical Engineer/Specialist – Ma'aden Gold


• Performance of geotechnical or geological assignments at various field locations associated with particular projects.

• Office based analysis and design duties arising from either Mining One derived field data or data supplied by others.

• Preparation of draft reports for review by the Project Manager. Level of responsibility will vary with the experience of the employee, as the position description covers both junior and more senior staff.


1. Supervision of geotechnical studies which include preparing a work plan and schedule for the field and laboratory work, analyzing of results, and preparing of the technical report; In addition evaluation of engineering geological hazards in open pit and underground mines.

2. Rock engineering, evaluate the engineering properties of the rocks specially rock strength characteristics, and rock mass classification according to Rock Mass Rating (RMR), Rock Structure Rating (RSR), and Tunnelling Quality Index ( Q system.

3. Geotechnical drilling investigation (vertical, inclination) including recording all parameters for rock specially Rock data discontinuity to evaluate the save slope angle, interpretation, and logging by using various geotechnical software.

4. Develop appropriate solutions to the problems of soil and rock engineering practices.

5. Maintain and communicate an understanding of ground conditions during mining such that unforeseen situations and conditions are detected at an early stage to enable corrective design measures to be implemented.

6. Able to design, install and manage monitoring systems to detect and record changing circumstances likely to impact on mine safety.

7. A thorough understanding of the data collection requirements for the geotechnical aspects of surface and underground operations, with an ability to process this information to make assessments of future ground conditions.

8. Experience with reviewing the quality of ground support systems, stope design parameters, and extraction scheduling for different rock types, stress conditions and excavation purposes.

9. Experience providing recommendations regarding local and regional support system requirements

10. An ability to make practical and timely recommendations regarding geometry of the development drives and mining method (stope dimensions, pillar locations, and pit wall angles) including extraction sequence.

11. Conduct laboratory tests for soil and rock sample in accordance with ASTM or BS standards.

12. Analysis of rock cuttings in the open mining and assess the potential rock fall and develop appropriate engineering solutions to rocks stabilization

13. Designing rock slope engineering in open pit and underground mines.

14. Competency evaluations of geotechnical drill holes on the mines or any other construction facility.

15. Design and describe the requirement Geotechnical, boreholes in the new project (open pit and under-ground).

16. Conduct Training to the young geologist on the sites.

17. Set up proper procedure and guideline regarding the geotechnical in (open pit and under-ground).

18. Auditing & evaluating the standard and procedure.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2013-04-03
Job Location: Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
Job Role: Engineering
Company Industry: Mining

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Degree: Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma

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