Alternative names : Geophysical engineer, Geotechnical engineer, Ground control engineer, etc.
Geological engineers carry out geological and geotechnical studies, in particular during the deposit appraisal and mine development phases. They plan, design, test and supervise geological analysis and date collection programs, interpret and compile the information gathered, and prepare geological engineering reports and recommendations. They plan, prepare and coordinate experimental and feasibility studies for mineral deposits, ore reserve calculations and mine designs, assess possibilities and supervise activities to monitor mineral content for planning and improvement purposes. They work closely with, and supervise, technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists.
- The work may be performed in an office environment or on-site.
- The work may be performed in difficult physical or environmental conditions (darkness, dust, noise, heat or cold).