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Job Description

At Knight Piésold, we believe in the one-team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal. There are no barriers, and no one works in isolation. You will get to build on your talents through our knowledge-sharing culture, working across borders and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.

We value each employee and recognize their contribution to overall success of the company. We offer competitive compensation in order to retain the best employees and are committed to further reward employees who consistently perform at a high level.

In addition, we also offer comprehensive benefits programs, social events, and stimulating work. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding work environment where you can excel, Knight Piésold has it all.

We are seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer (with academic specialization and/or experience in Rock Mechanics) in our Denver office.

The successful applicant will have a M.S. degree in Geotechnical or Geological engineering, Professional Engineer registration (or eligibility for registration), and approximately 8 to 10 years of relevant engineering experience.

Relevant work experience includes some of the following:

Surface rock mechanics/open pit slope stability evaluation

Geomechanical site investigations

Rock mass classification and the selection of geomechanical domains

Numerical modeling

Slope stability assessments and analyses for pit slopes

Practical work experience specifically related to mining or civil rock mechanics projects is a requirement. This may include experience with open pit slopes or other slope stability evaluations. Fluency in English, experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, and the ability to work effectively with clients are necessary requirements.

Experience in the consulting industry, experience with numerical modeling, application of probability theory and the ability to communicate in Spanish or Portuguese will be considered assets.

The successful applicant will be involved in a range of projects, including technical input to pit slope evaluations (design) and engineering support to operating mines. Duties will cover all aspects of the projects, including the design and supervision of geomechanical site investigation programs, development of geotechnical models, stability analyses, and technical report preparation. Duties will also include project management and coordinating the activities of other team members. The successful applicant will travel both domestically and internationally to meet the needs of our clients.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Knight Piésold is an affirmative action employer and race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and veteran status are not taken into account in any employment decision.

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