Warren Newcomen

Principal Geotechnical Engineer


Warren Newcomen M.S., P. Eng., PE,  specializes in mining geotechnics, his primary focus is 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 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 to numerous BGC projects.

Warren is a graduate of the Geological Engineering program at University of British Columbia and the Civil Engineering program at the University of California at Berkeley. His brings strong skills in rock mass characterization and slope failure mode assessments to the table on each project he works on. He has a strong interest in slope stability monitoring and management, and works closely with mining operations to address their slope stability risks. Recent advances in these fields are brought into his work and used to develop appropriate tools for the numerous clients for which he provides ongoing review.

Warren founded the mining rock mechanics team at BGC in 2006 and has grown the team substantially since that time 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.