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TMF - Geotechnical Engineer

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Geosciences Jobs
Geotechnical Engineer Jobs
Panama All
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Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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We are currently searching for dynamic and experienced people to join our world class Open Pit Copper mining operation in Panama.

Join our Tailings Facility Management team as a Geotechnical Engineer.

Key Accountabilities include:

* Project Manage geotechnical investigations projects to gather foundations conditions for new dams and to collect additional information on existing dams; including preparation of scope of work, budget and contractor management, data analysis and preparation of technical reports.
* Collaborate with Field Operations and QA inspectors to interpret drawings and specifications and develop work methodologies to achieve material and placement specifications
* Lead the Engineering and Quality Control area
* Conduct continuous dam stability monitoring including training of operators, visual inspection and analysis of instrumentation data.
* Develop action plans based on monitoring and inspection outcome.
* Liaise with Engineer of Record on design compliance and dam performance.
* Participate in annual Dam Safety Inspection with Engineer of Record
* Develop technical memos as required to inform management and stakeholders on topics of interest
* Lead the Change Management, non conformity and corrective action process for all dam construction and monitoring activities.
* Review design document from EOR for constructability prior to issuance to site operations
* Provide instruction, guidance, review and sign-off for all drawings generated by internal drafting team
* Produce annual construction record report and sign-off as-constructed drawings
* Liaise with other technical specialists including hydrogeologists, hydrologists, geochemists, rock mechanics, environmental, and other disciplines
* Provide quality leadership & mentoring of junior technical staff
* Manage contractors and sub-consultants
* Provide support for other geotechnical related tasks as requested by management

Essential for the role

* 10+ years of civil, geotechnical or related experience obtained largely from mining projects
* Bachelor´s degree in geological, geotechnical, mining or civil engineering or equivalent
* Work experience in design and inspection of tailings storage facilities or other dam facilities
* Work experience in field work such as construction observation, subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, instrumentation installation, surveying, materials testing, or facility inspections
* Proven leadership skills of technical teams
* Strong communication, interpersonal and task management skills
* Ability to multi-task between various strategic and technical interrelated issues
* Experience with design and construction of tailings dams and related mine-site earthworks infrastructure
* Proven experience with budgeting and cost forecasting
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Verbal and Written English communication skills; Spanish working knowledge as a minimum, fluency preferred.

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