Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Geotechnical/Rock Mechanics Engineer, P.Eng.

Thrive with new professional challenges.

BESTECH is a trusted team of engineering and project delivery professionals. Recognized as a leader in innovation and as a Top Employer based in northern Ontario, we are committed to sustainable growth through client service excellence and market diversification.

Join Our Mining Engineering Services Team

The BESTECH Mining Engineering Services (MES) group comprises a specialized team of industry experts with experience in a wide range of technical and unique areas of engineering design.

The MES team works to assist clients by filling knowledge and experience gaps to successfully develop long-term plans through a holistic approach to innovative solutions for both underground and open-pit mining operations.

BESTECH’s mission is to help our clients plan the mines of the future today, using our Whole Mine™ approach and remain a “Partner of Choice for our industry partners.

While this includes designing safe, efficient, and profitable mines, our clients choose to work with us because of our co-commitment to the communities we work in. It is critical to us that our solutions address the growing demand for responsible and effective operations that are designed to minimize risk to people, communities, and the environment.

BESTECH is proud to have been recognized with awards for innovation, economic development, and community contributions. As an Employer of Distinction in Ontario, we are passionate about our people and offer exciting, rewarding careers.

Your Role as Geotechnical/Rock Mechanics Engineer, P.Eng.

You are a key contributor in our highly energized mining team with responsibility for geotechnical engineering support for mine engineering work from conceptual design to mine closure. You are flexible in your role allowing you to take on broad range of engineering assignments including projects that are both geotechnical and non-geotechnical. You plan, manage, and complete strategic, tactical, and operational studies, producing the best technical, financial, and social solutions for our clients.

Your Opportunity

  • Promote and support BESTECH’S core values and culture.
  • Demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and act as a role model to others while embracing technology and innovation for progressive solutions.
  • Plan, manage and execute underground rock mechanics studies.
  • Provide technical input to design studies and engineering support to operating mines.
  • Conduct geo-mechanical and numerical modelling analysis for underground excavation design and development/production stope sequencing.
  • Geotechnical characterization and applying rock mechanics principles to underground mine design issues.
  • Present to clients the results of analysis and modelling. Prepare technical reports and proposals.
  • Provide field support to clients through assessment of ground conditions, providing design and oversight of rock reinforcement systems, conducting failure analysis of engineered mine designs and rock reinforcement products, and providing design of remediation/solutions for unstable ground conditions.
  • Prepare and provide oversight to geo-mechanical data acquisition programs.
  • Review third-party technical documents and provide recommendations.
  • Ensure projects meet the requirements of industry standards, best practices, and regulations, and work within established company and industry policies and procedures.
  • Manage projects when required and coordinate the activities of the project team.
  • Assist with the business development process by identifying, developing, and following through on new business opportunities.
  • Attend conferences and workshops to promote BESTECH, learn about the latest mining approaches and trends.
  • Utilize leadership skills to coach, mentor, and develop employees working in the mining group.

Your Education and Licence

  • A bachelor’s degree in mining, geology, geotechnical engineering, or a related engineering discipline from an accredited university, with minimum (4) years’ engineering experience in mining operations or consulting engineering; OR a master’s degree in mining engineering, or related engineering or geosciences discipline from an accredited university, and a minimum (2) years’ experience in mining operations or consulting engineering.
  • Professional engineering licence or eligible for registering as a professional engineer in Ontario.
  • Registered as a professional engineer in another province, territory, or another country (e.g., United States) would be considered an asset.
  • Valid driver’s licence with access to a personal vehicle.

Your Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of mining and mining engineering applications in underground environments. Having knowledge of surface mining engineering environments would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to undertake geotechnical design for various types of underground mining methods including long-hole stoping, cut and fill, sublevel caving, block caving, room and pillar and others.
  • Skill in researching, analyzing, and communicating information of considerable difficulty and develop appropriate conclusions and actions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and mine design/planning CAD software (e.g., Deswik)
  • Proficiency in 2D/3D geo-mechanical numerical modelling packages (e.g., FLAC 3D, Map 3D, Dips, RocData, Slide-2/Slide-3, RS2/RS3, RocFall, RocPlane, SWedge, UnWedge, Examine, RocSupport, UDEC or 3DEC, etc.).
  • Practical experience in geotechnical logging, mapping, rock mass characterization and hydrogeology would be considered an asset.
  • Practical experience analyzing and interpreting mine seismic data would be considered an asset.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • High degree of problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and in a team environment to meet tight deadlines and achieve client satisfaction targets.
  • Willingness to travel, if required, and attend meetings and field visits on client sites.
  • Assist in Business Development to support company growth. Generate leads and opportunities with both new and existing clients.
  • Fluent in English with basic fluency in other languages (e.g., French, Spanish, Portuguese) would be considered an asset.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a virtual environment when necessary.

Why Join the BESTECH Team?

We provide our employees with opportunities to grow and succeed professionally and personally. As a growing organization, we still get excited about partnering with new professionals joining our team, along with the unique knowledge, skill set, and experiences each brings to our team!

Considering Greater Sudbury?

Greater Sudbury is known as an amazing place to live, work, and play! As the capital of Northern Ontario, Greater Sudbury sits at the crossroads of the great outdoors and city culture – the perfect mix of tranquility and amenities!

Spanning more than 4,000 square kilometres, there are more than 200 kilometres of hiking trails ready to explore as well as 330 lakes within the city limits! Residents fish, canoe, kayak, swim, skate, play hockey, and enjoy nature year-round, minutes from their homes.

We also have a range of religious, recreational, and professional associations and communities that help newcomers get to know the city, its culture, and its people.

Greater Sudbury would not be as vibrant and diverse without its two neighbouring First Nation communities and our Francophone population. New residents and visitors often describe Sudbury as offering a “true Canadian experience” because of its cultural mix, heritage, and diversity.

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