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Requisition ID 6084 – Posted 02/28/2023 – 7000 New Gold – Rainy River Mine – Emo, Ontario

Make an impact at Canada’s premier mining company.

When you advance your career at New Gold, you are joining a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the operation, development and exploration of mineral properties. Our mission is to be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable value for our employee, shareholders, the communities in which we live and work and our environment. To learn more about New Gold, visit our website at To learn more about our culture and people practices, visit the Career page.

New Gold attracts and hires highly skilled individuals. By joining our team, you can look forward to:

  • A stimulating values-based work environment
  • A culture of collaboration and inclusion
  • Inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Career development opportunities
  • A deeply rooted commitment to responsible  mining, health and safety and community engagement
  • A competitive total compensation program
  • A comprehensive benefits package including a retirement savings plan

Rainy River Mine
Situated in beautiful northwestern Ontario, 65 km northwest of Fort Frances, the Rainy River Mine is an open pit, gold and silver producing, residential mine site.

The Rainy River Mine, located adjacent to the Ontario/Minnesota border is 65 Kilometers northwest of Fort Frances, Ontario and is situated half way between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Thunder Bay, Ontario. The area is home to more than 130 species of birds and large populations of moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, winter sports and lake country then this is an area you will love to live and work in.

About the Role
Schedule: 14×14 or 7×7
Position Reports To: Chief Engineer

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Geotechnical Engineer will be based at the Rainy River Project Site and provide technical expertise to support the development of the open pit mining operation. 14 days on/14 days off, 7 days on/7 days off.

The Geotechnical Engineer’s key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide practical approaches and cost effective solutions
  • Be adept at a variety of investigations, stabilization and mitigation strategies for unstable slopes and soils in a wet environment
  • Work as a team member within the Engineering department
  • Ability to supervise and mentor junior engineers and techs
  • Ability to develop appropriate work scope, schedule and budget for a variety of civil, construction and geotechnical solutions
  • Perform investigations and evaluations to develop design recommendations and assist in the preparation of design plans and specifications
  • Oversee the onsite ground control management program, shallow and deep foundation analyses, slope stability analysis, subgrade evaluations, soil and hard rock cut slope designs, preparation of geotechnical engineering reports, task/project management, and the preparation of technical and price proposals
  • Liaise with consulting engineers to ensure appropriate guidelines and measures are in place to maintain pit wall and dump stability
  • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Geotechnical/Mine Engineering, Civil Engineering or Geology combine with a minimum of 5 years of experience as a geotechnical engineer in a hard rock, open pit mining operation
  • Professional Designation in Geology or Engineering preferred
  • Previous experience in open pit rock mechanics required
  • Previous experience in tailings dam design and monitoring experience for dump stability
  • Previous experience in pit-wall monitoring for a hard rock mining operation
  • Underground combined with surface geotechnical experience is considered an asset
  • Possess strong computer, verbal and written skills
  • Work in a team environment to meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and commitment to safety
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate with all levels of the organization

Why New Gold?

  • Highly competitive base salary, compensation programs and a quarterly incentive program
  • Extended Health & Dental Benefit
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance benefit
  • Defined match contribution to group registered retirement savings account
  • Travel & Accommodations Paid

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process. New Gold does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with the Company. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by New Gold will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.

Inclusion. Equal Opportunity. Accessibility.

New Gold is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Indigenous status or any other legally protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request.

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