Rock Mechanics Engineer - Senior

Rock Mechanics Engineer - Senior

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 over 100 years of industry experience.
  • 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 see the world while you learn, with projects around the world to take you on a career enhancing experience and adventure.

The Role:

The successful applicant will be involved in a range of rock mechanics projects, including technical input to pit slope design and engineering support for operating mines.  Duties will include (but are not limited to) the design and supervision of geomechanical site investigation programs, development of geomechanical models, slope stability analyses, slope monitoring, 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:

Do you have a passion for developing meaningful geomechanical models to protect lives, property, and the environment? Here at Knight Piésold, we pride ourselves on providing rock mechanics and geotechnical support that our clients can depend on to make informed, life-saving decisions. Our ideal candidate is 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 10 + years of relevant engineering experience. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a team of world-class geotechnical experts, which will provide mentorship opportunities from principal-level staff and a clear path for career advancement.

Relevant work experience includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Surface rock mechanics/open pit slope stability evaluation
  • Geomechanical site investigations
  • Open pit slope monitoring using modern methods and technologies
  • Rock mass classification and the selection of geomechanical domains
  • Numerical modeling
  • Slope stabilization and hazard mitigation
  • 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 rock 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 and/or Portuguese will be considered assets.

Work Environment:

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

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In accordance with Colorado state law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and Colorado location associated with this requisition: $130,000 - $180,000/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.


Knight Piésold provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability,  genetic information,  service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

EEO Policy

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. If you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to  or please call us at 1-303-629-8788 between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm MST, Monday-Friday.


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