Jorge Velarde

Study Manager

Jorge brings over a decade of experience in geotechnical engineering and project management for the mining and transportation industries.
Tucson, Arizona
Spanish and English

I’m committed to the sustainable development of the mining sector and fully support the global clean energy transition.

Jorge is a civil engineer with over 11 years of experience in geotechnical engineering for mining and transportation projects. He is responsible for managing studies in our Tucson office, with a focus on early project phases - preliminary economic analysis, feasibility studies and detailed level engineering.

Jorge’s expertise includes civil and geotechnical design for mine structures such as access and haul roads, heap leach pads, tailings storage facilities and waste rock stockpiles. In addition to design, he is well versed in permitting, construction and mine closure.

Recent projects Jorge has been involved with include the detailed engineering of a filter and paste plant for the Bunker Hill Mine in Idaho, a PFS for Antler Copper Mine in Arizona, USA, PEA for Santo Thomas Mine in Sinaloa, Mexico and a tailings disposal technology trade-off study for Oracle Ridge Mine in Arizona, USA.

Jorge completed his Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas El Paso. He is a registered member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) for the Arizona and USA chapters and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Jorge is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and North Carolina.

Country experience:

  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Ghana
  • Mexico
  • United States