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Senior Mining Geotechnical Engineer

Paterson Group Inc.
3.7 out of 5
9 Auriga Drive, Nepean, ON
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9 Auriga Drive, Nepean, ON

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  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

Full job description

Senior Mining Geotechnical Engineer

Paterson Group Inc. – Ottawa, ON

Paterson Group, one of Canada’s oldest geotechnical engineering consulting firms, is recognized for our expertise in geotechnical engineering, mining geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydrogeology, materials testing, rural development design, temporary shoring wall design, noise and vibration studies and building sciences. Customer service is our first priority. We provide professional services based on technological expertise, interactive project management, a wealth of local knowledge, and creative solutions.

The Ottawa office has an opening for a full-time Senior Mining/Geotechnical Engineer. You will be part of an engaging team of engineers and technologists working on exciting and challenging projects in a culture of continuous learning and collaboration. The reward is a competitive compensation package including a performance bonus system, health benefits, and RRSP matching, as well as company events and several other perks.

The ideal candidate for this dynamic and challenging role should be capable of the following:

  • Provide technical direction on and/or senior review of mining projects and proposals.
  • Participate effectively in multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to the oversight of mine tailings management.
  • Participate effectively in the investigations and studies on potential mining projects.
  • Potentially involved in all stages of the design of Tailing storage facilities, dam design, tailings impoundment design, and/or waste rock storage facility design., from concept to construction.
  • Carry out preliminary site visits with clients, and occasional other site visits.
  • Conduct tailings dam inspections, dam safety reviews, and other studies related to the design and behaviour of tailings facilities.
  • Ensuring appropriate Quality Management System is applied on projects.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of existing and emerging opportunities, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices e.g., ICMM.
  • Providing practical and economic solutions to clients that differentiate the team.
  • Guide and oversee junior and intermediate engineers in scoping and conducting mining geotechnical investigation and laboratory testing, and identify training needs.
  • Collaborate with the Responsible Tailings Facility Engineers, Engineers of Record (EOR) and Independent Tailings Review Board (ITRB) to implement and continuously improve the tailings governance and dam safety management systems.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required in Civil (Geotechnical / Mining) or Geological Engineering required.
  • Post-graduate degree in fields related to mining geotechnical engineering would be an asset.
  • Registered/licensed in good standing with Professional Engineers Ontario (P.Eng.).
  • 5-10 years of post-designation experience, preferably obtained in a mining project. Preference given to experience including mine geotechnical investigation and design, dam design, tailings impoundment design, and/or waste rock storage facility design.
  • Having the capacity of Engineer of Record (EOR) for tailings facilities would be an asset.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and manage cost-effective, practical solutions to client problems and/or potential non-compliance situations.
  • Strong ability to balance immediate and long-term work with varying priorities and deadlines.
  • Comfortable in both an office and field environment, depending upon assignment priorities.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with clients and co-workers.
  • Exceptional organizational and writing skills.
  • Candidate must be authorized to work in Canada.

Additional Information

  • Preference given to candidate able and willing to travel between offices and projects, in Canada and overseas.

We appreciate the interest and efforts of all applicants; however only those short-listed as candidates will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Nepean, ON K2E 7T9