Mine Planning Engineer

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Ecuador (EC)
Market Related
Mar 24, 2021
Apr 25, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time


The Mine Planning Engineer contributes to the development of the mine design related to underground operations, ventilation, surveying, backfill and production programs. In close collaboration with the operations team and geology group, the incumbent supports the study of mining methods, performs cost analysis, generates mining plans and provides direction to junior members of the Technical Services staff. 


• Supervise and develop junior engineers and technicians within the Technical Services Group

• Develop novel approaches and evaluate plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities

• Devise new approaches to problems encountered with originality and engineering judgment

• Plan and conduct surveys, tests, or investigations, interpret results, and prepare recommendations, summaries, schedules, and cost estimates

• Coordinate with representatives of other departments to plan and deliver priority activities on schedule and within budget

• Perform work which includes a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, difficult coordination requirements and demanding deadlines

• Plan, schedule, track and coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work for major mining components including development design, stopping sequence, ventilation, backfill and dewatering

• Detailed planning for short term mine designs and mining schedules to include short- and medium-term forecasting and budgeting

• Economic analysis of different schedules and operating scenarios

• Maintain current designs in database and ensure they are implemented in the mine

• Ensure department’s compliance with government agencies, financial covenants, shareholders, environmental, health and safety legislation and company regulations

• The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive


• At least 5 years of experience in a technical or operational capacity in an underground mine

• At least 5 years of experience in short and medium-term mine designs and mining schedules to include forecasting and budgeting

• Project management and cost control skills

• Background designing development and production area mine plans and schedules

• Excellent knowledge of mine design and supporting software used in the underground mining industry: Deswik, Vulcan, Mine 2-4d, EPS Scheduler, AutoCad, MS Office, etc.

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