Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Warren Newcomen, M.S., P. Eng. (BC, AB, SK, YK), P.E. (CA), is a graduate of the Civil Engineering program at the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in mining geotechnics with a primary focus on the design of open pits and rock storage facilities. His 35 plus years of work experience includes numerous world class, early-stage projects and operating mines, tempered by five years of operational experience at one of Canada’s largest open pit copper mines. He has designed pits, waste dumps and stockpiles in a variety of geological settings around the world, primarily gold, copper, coal and industrial minerals in recent years. He brings his practical experience and common-sense solutions to every project and acts primarily as a technical reviewer on numerous BGC projects. His brings strong skills in rock mass characterization and slope failure mode assessments to each project and works closely with mining operations to address and manage their slope stability risks.
Warren founded the mining rock mechanics team at BGC in 2006 and has grown the team by mentoring and attracting talented, hardworking personnel with a variety of complementary skills. He was the leader of BGC’s Mining Team from 2017 to 2019.