Geotechnical Engineer - Senior Level
Reno, NV 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

Job Description:


The person in this position will be part of an innovative geotechnical engineering team of more than 70 geotechnical engineers and field geologists. This person will assist with the execution and management of geotechnical engineering projects related to mining.This position is open for a hybrid work arrangement. This position requires periodic, out-of-town assignments

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Managing mining geotechnical projects from various stages of prefeasibility through design or plan execution as well as operational geotechnical support

  • Mining geotechnical projects can include surface open pits, underground mines, and support facilities such as waste rock dumps, heap leach pads, and tails impoundments.

  • Maintaining and developing client relationships

  • Providing support through training/mentorship for other geotechnical engineers

  • Preparing proposals and cost estimates for geotechnical investigations

  • Coordinating field and laboratory testing

  • Interpreting and analyzing geotechnical data to establish engineering properties of materials and foundation recommendations

  • Understanding of geotechnical deformation monitoring systems, implementation of monitoring and ground control plans for mine operations, and trigger action response plans.

  • Completing geotechnical engineering analyses including rock and soil slope stability analysis, structural or kinematic stability, seepage, bearing capacity, and settlement

  • Preparing technical memorandums and reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in geological engineering or civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis or related

  • 10 years of related work experience

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification or ability to obtain within one year

  • Strong geotechnical analysis and design skills

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Willingness to work in a project team environment that encourages self-initiative

  • Proven project management experience

  • Flexible working style as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs

  • Acceptable driving record

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in geological engineering or geotechnical engineering or related

  • 15 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience working at a mine operation(s)

  • Experience working in consulting engineering

  • Strong relationships with clients and the ability to develop or foster ongoing relationships and maintain a high level of client service

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and must be able to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Position will occasionally require lifting or moving field testing equipment. Safety training will be provided prior to being given fieldwork assignments. Applicants will be asked to participate in a drug screening program at the request of clients.

Barr is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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