• Title
    Senior Rock Mechanic
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Mining & Minerals
    Additional Work Location
    CA-ON-Richmond Hill | CA-ON-Burlington | CA-ON-Cambridge | CA-ON-London | CA-QC-Montreal | CA-ON-Ottawa | CA-BC-Burnaby
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Make an impression in a global consulting firm ranked #7 in the Top 500 Design Firms & #10 in the Top 50 International Market


    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking Senior Rock Mechanic to develop, build and support our growing Rock Mechanics Group across both our Mining & Minerals and our Environment & Infrastructure Solutions businesses. The office location is flexible to any of our Environment & Infrastructure Solutions office locations in Canada.


    The Senior Rock Mechanic will be responsible for developing and leading a team, providing expertise and applying rock mechanic principles to surface and underground mine design problems. Full project scope, from study level to the detailed design and construction with the requirement to liaise with other technical specialists. This is a critical role in our leadership team; as we expand our Underground Mining business and support our strong surface mining activities.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Strong experience in mining rock mechanics, rock engineering, investigations, analysis and design
    • Develop and grow the Rock Mechanics team
    • Provide leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams
    • Assist in marketing our mining capabilities and services, and help expand Wood’s presence
    • Assist in hiring and training staff and expand the teams’ capabilities
    • Demonstrated experience and leadership in project management, including budget, schedule and deliverable performance
    • Support underground and open pit mine engineering at various levels from conceptual studies to detailed engineering and closure
    • Knowledge of mining economics and evaluations
    • Knowledge of civil rock engineering excavations (foundations, tunnels and rock cuts)
    • Knowledge and experience with hydrogeological investigations, analysis and modelling
    • Oversee:
      • Design of underground mining, stopes, pillars, infrastructure and ground support, using analytical and numerical tools
      • Design of ground support requirements and of backfill requirements
      • Design of open pits, slope stability analysis and determination using analytical and numerical tools
      • Geomechanical site investigation work for underground and open pit mining including laboratory testing
      • NI 43-101 Rock Mechanics Design Reporting
      • Foundation and tunnel design also an asset
    • Network with staff from other Wood offices and divisions, and participate in cross-sharing of resources; Build strong and enduring relationships between Wood and its clients

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Degree in Mining / Geotechnical Engineering related to rock mechanics, with a minimum of 10 to 15 years relevant experience, including underground or open pit operating mine experience, or underground or surface civil construction; economic and backfill experience are considered an asset
    • It is essential that candidates have the following skills: ground support design, 2D-3D computer modelling skills, including knowledge or proficiency in numerical modelling using boundary element, finite element, finite difference and/or discrete element methods
    • These positions require individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, those who can effectively run meetings and communicate clearly and accountably with clients, staff and co-workers
    • Excellent organization/time management skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, are preferred

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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