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Geotechnical Superintendent at Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD

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Geotechnical Superintendent at Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD

Geotechnical Superintendent at Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD

Geotechnical Superintendent at Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD

Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD


The North Mara gold mine is located in north-west Tanzania in the Tarime district of the Mara region.

Position Description

The Barrick Africa Middle East Team is seeking to recruit Geotechnical Superintendent to join and grow our team.

Join our exceptional team and embody Barrick’s core values as you work with us. We are in search of individuals who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity.
Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach.
Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose.
Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy.
Taking Responsibility and being Accountable.
Committing to Zero Harm.
Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships.
If you’re ready to contribute to our world-class team while embracing these values, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our diverse workforce.


  • Providing geotechnical input into the mining & mine planning process
  • Maintain the mine’s Ground Control Management Plan, with regular updates to the Ground Control
  • Management Plan document.
  • Geotechnical stope designs
  • Design of stope and development support e.g. primary support & cable bolt layouts.
  • Design, installation, evaluation & analysis of underground stability monitoring systems.
  • Maintaining a 3D Geotechnical block model (mining rock mass model) for stope stability and ground support evaluations.
  • Maintaining a Life of Mine stress model and utilising the model for stope sequencing, evaluation of seismic risk & recommendations to mitigate geotechnical risks that might arise during the LOM.
  • Raise bore stability analysis.
  • Pillar design & analysis.
  • Backfill exposure stability analysis.
  • Rock mass & structural logging data analysis & validation.
  • Ground support project costing, budgeting & management of change.
  • Hydrogeological work – design and monitoring of hydrogeological systems & analysis of technical reports.
  • Training of Geotechnical Engineers.
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting geotechnical data.
  • Ensuring the production team adheres to the approved mine ground support standards.
  • Ensuring ground control audits and quality assurance programs are carried out regularly and documented.
  • Reviewing standard ground support profiles.
  • Maintaining adequate stocks of ground support consumables on site.
  • Providing monthly consumption reports on ground support installed.
  • Ensuring ground control training programmes are carried out where required.
  • Managing ground support trials and making recommendations on their performance (pull testing of installed ground supports).
  • Ensuring all significant ground falls are inspected and reported.
  • Advising on ground control matters and generating relevant/specific ground control designs.
  • Generate weekly and end of monthly Geotechnical reports.
  • Promote health and safety in the workplace.
  • Compliance with all statutory regulations and procedures.
  • Compliance with all the Company’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Always establish and meet timelines.
  • Upward reporting as required.
  • Responsible for design approval, site inspection, monitoring, interpreting, evaluating, maintaining, and reporting.
  • Ensure pit designs are supported with quality and adequate geological and geotechnical data.
  • Perform return stability analysis (kinematic, Limiting Equilibrium, and numerical) to proactively identify potential instabilities and recommends measure to prevent such inabilities from occurring.

Qualification requirements

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in Mining, Geology or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Good understanding of trackless moving & drilling equipment.
  • Computer literacy (Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Database programmes).

Experience and competencies needed.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in underground mining operations.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in open pit mining operations.
  • Good understanding of mining processes.
  • Knowledge of underground & open pit mining techniques and trackless equipment employed.
  • Knowledge of geotechnical software such as Map3D, Phase2, Dips, Slide3, UnWedge, RocData, FLAC3D, GEM4D
  • Knowledge of mine design software such as SURPAC, Deswik CAD, Aegis & Studio-UG.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgment and analytical skills.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The 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.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.

About Us

Our mission is to be the world’s most valued gold and copper mining business. We are committed to partnering with our host countries and communities to transform their natural resources into tangible benefits and mutual prosperity.

With operating mines and projects in 18 countries, Barrick’s highly diversified workforce is drawn almost entirely from our host nations and equipped with world-class skills. We set the gold standard in sustainability by embedding environmental, social and economic considerations into all of our business decisions.

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