Rock mechanics engineer

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Location: Quebec Mirabel CA

Agnico Eagle
Kivalliq region, Mirabel or Val-d’Or, Quebec
À plein temps

What do you value in a career?

At Agnico Eagle, our values never waver. We believe in trust, respect, equality, family and responsibility.  Why?  Because they express who we are, and they have helped us succeed in business for over 60 years. 

What does agnico eagle value? 

We value you – your unique set of skills and experience.  We value your willingness to build those skills and make a meaningful contribution to our company.  And, we value your commitment to treat every person on our team with respect, helping us to operate safely, protect the environment and make a positive contribution to our local communities.

About Meadowbank and Our Nunavut Operations

Agnico Eagle is always looking for new talented team members to join our Nunavut mining operations. We have been operating at Meadowbank, our first Low Arctic mine, near Baker Lake for over nine years. The mine produced its three millionth ounce of gold in 2018. 2019 marked the last year of production at the Meadowbank mine, and has since transitioned to process ore from the Amaruq satellite deposit. With the official opening of the Amaruq Whale Tail Project in August 2019, the project is now referred to as the Meadowbank Complex.

Your Contribution: 

Reporting to the Ground Control Coordinator, the Rock Mechanics Engineer is part of the Engineering Department and collaborates with other departments of the mine. He/she will ensure that the goals and objectives are achieved while promoting and respecting Agnico Eagle’s culture, Health & Safety Code of Conduct and the environment.

  • Design and oversee technical studies regarding all aspects of rock mechanics (surface and underground), including numerical modeling and stability analysis for underground openings;
  • Ensure regular updating of the ground control program and OMS manual for water & tailings management and proper follow-ups on the different KPIs. Conduct inspections and implement surveillance programs to guarantee compliance with the program;
  • If required, verify the work of other engineers and technicians in the field of rock mechanics (pit & underground) and water & tailings management;
  • Provide coaching and training to junior geotechnical staff;
  • Technically review deliverables produced by the team or by consultants;
  • Coordinate geotechnical mandates with consultants (annual inspection, rock mechanics, design of water & tailings management infrastructure, remediation work);
  • Liaise with AEM specialists from technical services departments, project development groups and other mines;
  • Act as a responsible person for tailings & water management, if required;
  • Establish, approve & maintain processes and procedures;
  • Colalborate in various budgeting and forecasting exercices and ensure adequate cost control of allocated budget;
  • Promote health and safety by participating and hosting the monthly departmental H&S meeting;
  • Completion of various other projects as assigned by the Engineering Superintendent;
  • Act as the relief Engineering Manager as required by the Engineering Superintendent.

What You Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining, Civil (hydrology/hydraulic), or Geological Engineering or related field;
  • Master’s degree is an asset;
  • Member of a Canadian engineering society and eligible for a NAPEG membership;
  • 5+ years of experience in ground control/rock mechanics (experience in both underground and open pit is an asset);
  • Proven track record in operational mining projects is essential, with experience in project start-ups and operational readiness an asset;
  • Experience supervising a multidisciplinary technical team is an asset;
  • Experience in surface water & tailings management is an asset;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite applications especially Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate in English (Oral and written).  Selected candidates must attain a passing mark on a Speexx English language assessment.

Your Work Schedule 

  • Schedule: 14 days of work, followed by 14 days for transportation and rest; flights departing from all communities in the Kivalliq region, Mirabel or Val-d’Or, Quebec.

Join the family

If you are interested in building a career and a sustainable future for Nunavut, learn more about our opportunities. 

Complete your online profile, with your resume and a cover letter on our website, by clicking apply below.

Our Recruitment Team is looking forward to having you onboard. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected will be contacted.


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