Design, permitting, procurement, contract preparation, letting and supervision on projects in the areas of practice. Experience and responsibility for surface and underground construction projects including earth- and rockfill dams, leach pads, backfill and shotcrete plants, process, office and dry structures.
Geological projects include exploration, development, geological engineering data collection and instrumentation, slope and underground rock mass characterization and stability, foundations and soil and rock mechanic stability analyses.
Hydrological experience includes exploration, water production and monitoring, grouting, dewatering and various diversion and impoundment structures, including lining systems.
Environmental projects have entailed concurrent and closure reclamation, including capping and remediation. Active and spent reagent, fuel and lubricant handling systems have been designed, constructed and operated, along with chain of custody tracking.
Maintenance includes pump stations, shaft fittings and accessories, shops, fuel and bulk liquid delivery systems.
Specifications, Scopes of Work, Contracts, and Requests for Proposal, for exploration, construction, mine development and mine and plant design/repair/refit/expansion projects. Have managed projects in these areas in surface and underground settings.
Manual and digital preparation of schedules, resources and costs. Durations have ranged from hours for main fan replacements to multi-year for conversion of tails storage from centerline earthfill to upstream rockfill construction methods.
Geological engineering related project management has included data collection, slope and underground opening monitoring and response.
Hydrological project management has included drilling program, aquifer rebound analyses and flood routing.
Environmental project management has ranged from immediate reclamation to multi-year concurrent reclamation.
Maintenance projects have ranged from rope replacements to pump station design, construction, and commissioning.
Mine and infrastructure design and construction, along with method selection and mine evaluation. Cave line and draw control engineering. Design, construction and operation of backfill and shotcrete systems, dust suppression and collection, water, compressed air and fuel and reagent delivery systems. Design and excavation of pits, quarries, construction of tails, earthfill and rockfill dams, waste dumps, leach pads and roadways. Engineering and supervision of aggregate, sand and clay manufacture, along with construction materials testing.
Rock and soil mechanics experience including ground characterization, geotechnical drilling, instrumentation and physical testing. Ground support design, foundation, slope and dam stability.
Permeability/transmissivity analyses, dewatering, runoff, sedimentation and evaporation control. Adit plug and grout cutoff ring designs. Liner and containment design and construction for water, fuels and bulk liquid commodities.
Leach pad rinsing and capping; capping of tails. Air and water quality permitting, acid mine drainage, concurrent and final reclamation. Chain of custody tracking.
Stationary equipment maintenance engineering of hoists, ropes, skips, cages, fans, pumps, compressors, crushers and conveyors. Support of backfill, shotcrete, aggregate plants, shops and infrastructure.