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Project Engineer/Project Coordinator

New Gold
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Make an impact at Canada's premier mining company.

When you advance your career at New Gold, you are joining a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the operation, development and exploration of mineral properties. Our mission is be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable value for our employee, shareholders, the communities in which we live and work and our environment. To learn more about New Gold, visit our website at . To learn more about our culture and people practices, visit the Career page .

New Gold attracts and hires highly skilled individuals. By joining our team, you can look forward to:
  • A stimulating values-based work environment
  • A culture of collaboration and inclusion
  • Inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Career development opportunities
  • A deeply rooted commitment to responsible mining, health and safety and community engagement
  • A competitive total compensation program
  • A comprehensive benefits package including a retirement savings plan

New Afton Mine

Situated 10 kilometers west of Kamloops, British Columbia, the New Afton Mine is an underground gold and copper producing site.

Kamloops is a city of 90,000 people, located 350 kilometers east of Vancouver. The area provides the opportunity to live and work in a vibrant community with its own university and within easy reach of world class ski resorts, championship golf courses, mountain biking trails, popular recreational lakes and award-winning vineyards.

About the Role

Schedule: 5x2 or 4x3, flexible work schedule options available

Position Reports To: Project Lead

Position Overview

The successful candidate will work closely with cross-functional teams, including contractors, consultants, technical services, and mining operations, to ensure successful project delivery while adhering to safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will be assigned to sustaining and/or non-sustaining capital projects as required by business needs. Projects may include site operational and maintenance improvement projects, tailings stabilization, and/or underground infrastructure projects.

Working Conditions
  • Split time between office and field (driving and walking)
  • Minimal/occasional lifting required (typically less than 10kgs)
  • Team environment, with regularly scheduled and ad-hoc meetings

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop project plans and schedules, and monitor progress (e.g. earned-value) against these plans
  • Coordinate with contractors, vendors, and other departments to ensure successful project delivery
  • Monitor and manage contractor and consultant performance, review proposals, and ensure quality control and safety compliance
  • Develop project budgets and provide monthly forecast updates
  • Manage project documentation, ensuring all relevant information is accurately recorded and reported
  • Prepare and review technical reports, project documentation, and progress reports
  • Conduct evaluations to identify potential risks and opportunities, and provide recommendations for mitigation and improvement
  • Coordinate and oversee project activities, including performing field inspections
  • Preparation and evaluation of design and construction request for proposal (RFP) packages

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Civil, Mining or Geological Engineering with Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation or eligible for registration as P.Eng. Registered EITs may be considered.
  • Or Applied Science Technologist with 5 + years' Technical project management experience
  • 3-5 years project management experience, with a demonstrated ability to successfully deliver projects
  • Experience in project development from scoping through commissioning
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and regulatory compliance
  • Experience with development of and responses to engineering and construction RFP
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address issues in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience in underground and/or surface mining, tailings, civil construction, and mill processing an asset
  • Project management professional (PMP) designation an asset

Other Requirements

Candidates will be required to participate in a comprehensive qualification process, including:
  • Completion of pre-placement functional screen
  • Provide proof of a valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in Canada
  • Provide confirmation of valid educational requirements


The anticipated salary for this position will be between $85,000 to $110,000. A comprehensive benefits program and performance bonus plan will also be provided. This is not a camp operation and therefore the successful candidate will be required to relocate to the Kamloops area or travel and accommodation will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

Applicants can submit their resume and cover letter until 11:59pm on May 24, 2024.

Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, Accessibility

New Gold is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans' status, Indigenous status or any other legally protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Additional Information

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process. New Gold does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a forma contractual arrangement with the Company. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by New Gold will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.

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