Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer

Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer

Do you like working on dynamic projects all over the world? Are you interested in applying your skills, talents, and education to work at a company that has a strong history and is well known in the industry? Do you want to be part of a team that will inspire you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? If you said yes to these questions, then read on to learn more about Knight Piésold and the opportunities we have open.

Why Join Knight Piésold?

  • You will be joining a reputable, well established global consulting firm with 100 years of industry experience that specializes in Mining, Environmental, Hydropower and Water Resources.
  • We believe in the One Team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal. Our engineers develop their skills through working on diverse projects, our knowledge-sharing culture, career mentoring program and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.
  • We offer unique opportunities to travel and take you on a career enhancing experience and adventure.

The Role:

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.

An Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with academic specialization and/or experience in Rock Mechanics, 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. 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.

Work Environment:

Work will be in both office and field environment with travel to various outdoor sites determined by project needs. Adherence to safety standards including those of the firm, MSHA, OSHA is mandatory.

In accordance with Colorado state law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and Colorado location associated with this requisition: $87,000 – 106,000/year. Actual compensation may vary from posted hiring range based upon compensable factors, including: experience, education, and skill level.


Because our employees are our most important asset, we created a benefit program to support you and your family now and into the future.  Our benefits include: 401(k) / Roth 401(k) / Employer matching, Health insurance – including Prescription drugs, Dental insurance, Vision insurance,  Flexible spending account (health and dependent care reimbursement), Health Savings account (HSA), Short and long-term disability, Life insurance, Wellness and employee assistance programs, Flexible work schedule, Paid time off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday), Professional development assistance, Employee referral bonus, Transit benefit program, as well as a Discretionary annual bonus program.


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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