Meet Our Global Team

Maureen McGuinness

Principal Engineer

MEng (Mining), 2013 BEng (Metallurgical) (Minor in Environmental), 1994 McGill University

Maureen joined our team in 2012 and is a director in Paterson & Cooke’s Sudbury, Ontario practice and a director of Paterson & Cooke Canada Inc.

Maureen has considerable experience working in mining and milling, and specifically in paste backfill design and operations. Her expertise includes backfill operation, backfill management planning, dry tailings plant-feed operations, hydraulic modelling of distribution systems, start-up and commissioning of backfill operations, and training of staff.

Maureen is a senior member of Paterson & Cooke’s Global Backfill Group. She is bilingual (English/French), and a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and Quebec. Maureen also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Expertise: Mine Backfill, Mineral Processing

Notable Papers

M. McGuinness, K. Creber, J. Jacobs & B. Haley (2021) “Investigation into the high transients experienced in Eleonore Mine’s pastefill distribution system”. Minefill 2020-2021 – Hassani et al (eds) © 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

McGuinness, R. Brown & C. Barich (2017) “Extending Paste Pumping Envelopes at Minera San Rafael’s Escobal Mine Using Admixtures and Pressure Spike Dampening”. Minefill 2017 Denver, USA