Golder Associates Jobs 2019

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13 Mar, 2019

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Engineering Jobs in Ghana

Golder Associates is seeking for a Senior Rock Engineer with the ability to integrate management and outstanding technical aptitude taking control of all projects from inception to a successful result.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Rock Engineer


  • Working predominately on projects concerned with rock mechanics, including support and mine design.
  • Open pit mine investigation and design experience.
  • Collation and analysis of geotechnical data,
  • Open pit mine design,
  • Geotechnical report writing,
  • Provide technical expertise on mining projects concerned with coal and hard rock engineering, such as strata control and mine design.
  • Manage consultancy project with in coal and hard rock engineering
  • Provide technical and project management expertise in the following areas; research, instrumentation, stress measurement, monitoring, numerical modelling, risk management, underground safety audits, design methods, training, and technology transfer.
  • Developing new business and building upon existing and prospective client relations with in Business Unit.
  • Developing techniques and methods for solving rock engineering problems with in the mines, often conducting site visits to resolve these issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with HSSE procedures and protocols.
  • Management and mentoring of junior and intermediate staff,
  • Management of drilling contractors,
  • Develop client relationships that lead to ongoing work,
  • On site supervisory role for geotechnical investigation projects for open pit mines,
  • Continued development of key skills in Project Management.
  • Deliver quality, on time and within budget.


  • Degree with in rock mechanic, mining, engineering, engineering geology or geotechnical engineering
  • Sc. or PhD will be advantageous
  • Professional Engineer advantageous
  • Extensive mining experience essential
  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience either as a consultant or working for a mining company in the field of rock engineering.
  • Open pit mine investigation and / or design experience.
  • Understanding of African clients in the mining industry.
  • Experience in developing site specific geological models.
  • MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook , MS Projects


  • Is regarded as an expert in a technical discipline area regionally and internationally.
  • Makes complex decisions with input from partners.
  • Focus is on projects with significant budgets and complexity, including contract negotiation, identifying strategic needs and provision of technical direction.
  • Client focus is on maintaining a broad client base and actively pursuing new business opportunities.
  • Displays leadership in technical elements of role, in management of project teams.
  • Mentors and coach’s junior and intermediate staff with respect to their career growth and professional development.
  • Proactively raise safety issues to the attention of peers, contractors and visitors and assist in seeking resolution to the issues identified.
  • Communicates clearly and consistently the importance of health and safety and recognizes those who show the right behaviours..
  • Is responsible for ensuring delivery of significant project reports or senior review of complex technical reports.
  • May be leading a technical discipline network.
  • Set a positive example by identifying and reporting hazards, near misses and incidents.
  • Displays a ‘safety first’ focus.


  • Influential: known as a lead authority in an area of our business.
  • Ability to delegate: willing and able to “let go” of the project management role.
  • Strategist: can sense and respond to changes in the market, helps the organisation change and adapt.
  • Diplomat: skill in diplomacy, able to tactfully address and resolve difficult situations.
  • Ownership attitude: willing to jump in and sort out higher level issues (rather than wait for someone else).
  • Strong mentor: actively mentors a number of people in their group or in other groups or offices.
  • Client focus: introduces intermediate staff to their existing clients, pursues new business opportunities, and seeks new opportunities through regular client contact, positive networking and cross-selling.
  • Technical excellence: involved in professional committees, expert panels, publications and conference organisation.
  • Corporate awareness: able to translate global initiatives to the office level, wants to understand what is happening at broader level of organisation.
  • Leadership: able to involve others in establishing a shared vision of where the team is going, sets an example by aligning behaviours with values.

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