Geotechnical Engineer

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Bulyanhulu Gold Mine   is seeking to recruit  Geotechnical Engineer  to join our team. The successful candidate for this position is expected to align to the Barrick DNA and drive a change within his team and the business and on a practical note will ensure activities are effectively planned and undertaken in a safe and cost effective manner to achieve targets in accordance to BGML Mining Safety Standards, Policies and Procedures.

Reporting to : Geotechnical Manager

Duration:   Permanent


  • Using geotechnical mapping and logging to classify rock mass and hence apply the same data on stope design and mine layouts to ensure that ore extraction proceeds promptly and safely.
  • Using structural stability methods, empirical assessment and numerical modelling to arrive at ultimate support systems and determine optimum pillar sizes and stoping sequences to ensure stability of underground workings
  • Advising and assisting mine operating officials on ground control methods to ensure optimum utilization of the available ore reserves and human resources engaged in ground control activities.
  • Carrying out regular monitoring of support systems (e.g. pull tests) to ensure that the recommended support is adhered to.
  • Measuring of rock strength, rock stress changes, deformation and monitoring seismic activity using different rock mechanics instrumentation to ensure stability of underground and surface workings.
  • Ensuring Geotechnical staff is well trained to improve on the quality of services offered to the mining department and ensure compliance with BGML’s policies and procedures.
  • Assist in developing training programs for Tanzanian Engineers to develop new skills and achieve their full potential.
  • Regularly update the Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP) so as to improve the quality of service offered to the mining department.
  • Designing and monitoring of ground support, backfill systems, and geotechnical instrumentation systems.
  • Reporting in writing on geotechnical analyses, risk assessments and inspections.
  • Liaising with external mining consultants.
  • Collecting, analyzing and reporting of geotechnical data.
  • Assist the Geotechnical Section Leader to complete BGML’s employee performance management processes to ensure optimum employee performance and take appropriate action to remedy any substandard employee performance or behavior.
  • Act as a liaison between mine planning and operations departments coordinating rock engineering efforts towards achieving short-term objective.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:                                                       

  •  Bachelor Degree of Science in Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering and or equivalent  preferably with a specialization in Ground Control, Geotechnical Engineering or Rock Mechanics.
  • Must have valid driving license.


  • Minimum 1 year experience in underground mining environment
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years post graduate industry underground mining experience preferably in precious metals using narrow vein long hole stopping.
  • Must have a valid Tanzania driving license and able to drive a light vehicle in underground environment.


  • Must have good operating knowledge and interpretation skill of popular numerical modelling tools such as DIPS, UNWEDGE, MAP3D, PHASE2 and FLAC3D.
  • Able to work with limited supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills with contractors and mine personnel.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in both English and Swahili
  • Able to work safely and not create or ignore hazards.
  • Cultural and religious awareness and tolerance.
  • High degree of patience and tolerance.
  • Must have sufficient communication skills.
  • Able to maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Ability to interpret mine layouts.



  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and where applicable.
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.


Applicants are invited to submit their CV’s/Resume’s, careful read application guidelines

  • Rename your CV in this format CV - YOUR FULL NAME
  • Indicating the role title “GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER“ in the subject of your email
  • Send your application via e-mail to:   [email protected]


If you are not contacted by Barrick - Bulyanhulu Gold Mine LTD within thirty (30) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.  Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following: security clearance; competency assessment; physical capability assessment, reference checking.

Please forward applications before 20 th  October 2021

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