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Requisition ID 5900 – Posted 11/07/2022 – 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. New Gold would like to acknowledge the lands and resources of the Treaty 3 Territory and respect the traditional values of our First Nation partners. 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, 65km 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 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 Rotation with Camp
Position Reports To: Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Position Overview
The Underground Geotechnical Engineer is a key member of the Rainy River Mine Geotechnical Team and will report to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer who will coordinate tasks in the office and in the field. The successful applicant will work at the Rainy River Underground Mine site.

The position will primarily provide geotechnical/ground control support to the Rainy River Underground Mine Technical Services team to execute the Ground Control Management Plan. The Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for all aspects of ground control and providing ground support recommendations conforming with the Ontario OH&S Ace Regulation 854 – Mines and Mining Plants and other relevant legislation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and oversee the execution of all aspects related to ground control for the Rainy River Underground Mine
  • Ensure the Ground Control Management Plan remains current and is update regularly with design revisions and background analysis to support ground support packages
  • Conduct inspections and implement instrumentation, surveillance, and monitoring systems to align with Quality Control program and Ground Control Management Plan
  • Carry out numerical modelling and stope stability analysis for underground excavations
  • Incorporate rock mass characterization and structural geology data into design and interpretation of stability analysis
  • Stay updated on current state of practice for underground geotechnical design and technologies
  • Communicate design basis and intent effectively to all levels of the organization
  • Perform quality control duties in accordance with the policies and procedures
  • Complete technical review of internal mine designs and deliverables from external consultants Promote Health and Safety by participating in daily and weekly meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geological, Mining, Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, or related field
  • Master’s degree is considered a beneficial
  • Registered, or able to be registered, as a P.Eng. with Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • 3+ years of experience in rock mechanics and ground support design is preferred
  • Experience from operating underground mines is required, experience from a long hole stoping operation is beneficial
  • Experience with rock classification systems (RMR, Q’, GSI) and mapping
  • Experience with 2D and 3D geotechnical numerical modelling (i.e., RocScience products) and mine planning software (i.e., Deswik)
  • Proficient with mine drafting and planning software (Deswik, Minesight)
  • Proficient with 2D and 3D stress modelling software (Map3D) and analysis of mine designs
  • Experience with other geotechnical numerical modeling software (RocScience or Geostudio) and geological modelling software (Leapfrog)
  • Ability to install geotechnical instrumentation, complete quality control, and interpret instrumentation data is preferred
  • A valid Ontario class G Class driver’s license with a clean driving abstract

Why New Gold?

  • Highly competitive base salary, compensation programs and a quarterly incentive program
  • Extended Health & Dental Benefits
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance benefit
  • Defined match contribution to group registered retirement savings account
  • Annual Health Spending Account
  • Camp, Travel & Meals provided

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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