Value Through Gold

Junior Geotechnical Engineer

Junior Geotechnical Engineer

Job No: PVG201910170
Location: Northwestern, BC


We are Pretivm – a Canadian mining company and the proud owner of the Brucejack Gold Mine. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Pretium is creating value through gold by ramping up production of the 100%-owned Brucejack Mine. The Brucejack Mine is a 2,700 tonnes-per-day high-grade gold underground mine located in northwestern British Columbia, approximately 65 kilometers north of Stewart.  The mine began commercial operation in the summer of 2017 and produced 154,484 ounces of gold during the first six months of ramp-up. A feasibility study completed in June 2014 and updated in December 2016 has outlined Proven and Probable mineral reserves in Brucejack’s Valley of the Kings comprising 8.1 million ounces of gold (15.6 million tonnes grading 16.1 grams per tonne gold). Pretivm trades on the TSX and NYSE under the ticker symbol "PVG".

If you are interested in joining us, please read about the current opportunity below or visit

About the Opportunity  

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Geotechnical Engineer to join the Brucejack Project in Northwestern, British Columbia.

Located approximately 65 kilometers from Stewart, you will report to the Chief Mining Engineer or Manager of Technical Services, and work a rotating schedule encompassing 13 days on and 13 days off

The purpose of the position is to support the geotechnical engineering function at the Brucejack Mine by working closely with the Senior Geotechnical Engineers and following their lead in ensuring compliance with the BC Mines Act and the Ground Control Management Plan, while identifying and managing the material geotechnical risks to the operation.

Key duties include: 

  • Daily base geotechnical mapping of newly developed headings
  • Daily base inspections of proper ground support applications
  • Daily base inspections of the surface waste rock disposal facility for stability and safety
  • Monitoring/tracking of underground instruments and waste rock deposition surveys
  • Assisting in stability analysis data collection in underground mining and waste rock deposition sites
  • Assisting in Quality Control and Quality Assurance tests and analysis
  • Participating in short and long term mine planning related to ground control
  • Assisting in the preparation of technical proposals and reports
  • Assisting in conducting and coordinating of a wide variety of geotechnical investigations and design that may include slope stability assessments, dam design and construction, heavy industrial foundations, or geo-environmental projects
  • Assisting in maintaining and revising, as required, the geotechnical design criteria based on geotechnical data
  • Collecting and interpreting geomechanical data (i.e. face mapping, core logging etc.)
  • Assisting in maintaining, calibrating and enhancing numerical models for informing stability of existing and planned underground and surface excavations
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with Pretivm safety policies and governmental safety regulations including Ministry of Mines and WorksafeBC
  • Performing other activities as required to support the safe, efficient and successful development of the Brucejack Project

The successful candidate will have a BSc. Degree in Mining Engineering or an equivalent combination of seasoned technical knowledge and experience combined with a minimum of two (2) years of experience at an underground mine.

In addition, you'll also demonstrate: 

  • Advanced computer skills (ie. AutoCAD, Ventsim, Vulcan, Microsoft Office etc.)
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, communication and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Ability to liaise effectively with management teams and deal with complex problems
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and Provincial mining & safety legislation and regulations
  • The ability to work at a remote location (camp) on a 13 days on/13 days off rotation
  • The ability to pass pre-employment medical screening
  • The ability to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift
  • The ability to maintain high levels of performance over 12 hour shifts
  • The ability to work in areas of extreme weather conditions
  • The ability to work in close quarters with the team

If this sounds like you, we’d be lucky to have you on our team! Please read about our great employee benefits and complete our easy online application form below.  

What we can offer you!

The success of the Brucejack Project will be determined by the hard working and dedicated team who help us build it. All of our team members can expect to receive a highly competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills and qualifications.

We understand that camp life can be challenging at times and we are committed to ensuring that all of our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we are pleased to provide brand new and comfortable camp accommodations, as well as delicious meals prepared by our talented culinary team. With all the creature comforts of home, including TV and wifi, you will also have access to an on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities. 

All of our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:

  • Paid travel days, including transport to and from site
  • Extended medical benefits and wellness coverage
  • RRSP matching

It is important to note that the wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

If you're looking for an exciting new challenge join Pretivm and the Brucejack Project today!

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