Senior Mine Engineer

Full time Copper Mountain Mining in Natural Resources/Energy Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Post Secondary Degree
  • Experience 5-10 Years
  • No. of Openings 1

Job Description

Copper Mountain Mine is a large-scale open pit copper mine located in south central British Columbia. The mine has evolved into a mature and highly efficient operation with a long term mine plan and significant opportunity for mine life extension. If you like to work with people in a working environment to deliver results, and you enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle with easy access to city life, this could be your opportunity.

Reporting to Chief Engineer, the Senior Mine Engineer is responsible for mine planning projects,
mine design, economic analysis, and coordinating with other departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Optimize truck shovel operation to maximize production and minimize operating costs at all
  • Work with the Chief Engineer to develop Life of Mine, Long Range Mine Plans, and pertaining
    presentations and documentation, and provide support for related capital forecasting and cost
  • Create a mine plan schedule that includes production targets, major, and support equipment
    hours, requirements, and operating days.
  • Ensure mine designs are harmonized with geotechnical, environmental, and other related
  • Perform economic analysis and cost estimating as well as assist with production and cost
    reporting and tracking.
  • Build detailed costing models to evaluate mining options.
  • Develop project schedules, budget, risk register, and appropriate requests, and track and
    compare to previous plans.
  • Contribute to project design work as required.
  • Manage projects and contractors of various mine planning projects.
  • Integrate and communicate with other site groups to develop the best overall plan.
  • Perform other responsibilities as required or as assigned.
    Education & Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering with Mining; equivalent combination of education and mine
    engineering experience also considered.
  • Minimum seven years of experience, with progressive experience in short, medium, and longrange planning.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada, with the ability to register as a member of
    the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).
  • Previous experience in open pit, truck and shovel operations.
  • Experience conducting feasibility studies and cost estimates.

Required Skills

  • Flexibility and creativity in dealing with scheduling, mine planning, and other complex issues.
  • Experience working on projects, overseeing, coordinating, and communicating with multiple
    internal resources and external contractors.
  • Experience in planning drilling and blasting in a mine operation setting, including pattern and
    tie-in design, drill scheduling, and blast coordination.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Extensive experience in utilizing appropriate mine planning, design and scheduling software
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and comfortable making recommendations.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capacity to work in a self-directed manner and possess good time management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a technical team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of the organization, an ability to
    influence outcomes, and an ability to manage conflict.
  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to manage a diverse team to effectively leverage
    skillsets and providing additional support where necessary.

Compensation and Benefits
Copper Mountain Mine offers a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefit package including
RRSP contributions. There is no camp provision at Copper Mountain Mine. This position works
5×2 (Monday to Friday). All qualified persons are invited to apply; applicants must be legally
entitled to work in Canada.

You will be required to participate in a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and a medical.
Please send your resume outlining related qualifications to (in either word or
pdf format). We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary
disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Copper Mountain Mine
respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

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