Mining Engineer - OPEX Specialist

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
Apr 02, 2021
Apr 18, 2021
Full Time

At Agnico Eagle, our values never waver. We believe in trust, respect, equality, family and responsibility. Why? Because they express who we are and they have helped us succeed in business for over 60 years.


We value you - your unique set of skills and experience. We value your willingness to build those skills and make a meaningful contribution to our company. And, we value your commitment to treat every person on our team with respect, helping us to operate safely, protect the environment and make a positive contribution to our local communities.


The Center for Support and Development is located in Rouyn-Noranda (Cadillac sector), in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. We provide services to Agnico Eagle's various Canadian and / or international mining operations in a variety of areas, including administration, financial services, IT, purchasing and logistics, human resources, communications and technical services (geology, engineering, metallurgy, PMO, infrastructure and environment).

The Technical Services Department develops concepts related to new projects through technical studies, it shares knowledge and lessons learned (risks and opportunities) throughout the Company, and it provides high-level technical support to continuously improve quality.


Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Mining Engineering, the Mining Engineer - OPEX Specialist is part of the Technical Services Department. He/she will be responsible for economic evaluations of operating expenses (OPEX) for mining projects at various study stages, while following best practices and regulations. He/she is expected to support the various mining operations. He/she will be able to participate in innovative projects and assist in software implementation and use. The candidate may also be required to work on open-pit and underground mining projects located in various regions or countries.
  • Participate in economic evaluation (OPEX) of resources and reserves of various projects or mineral potential for underground and open-pit operations;
  • Participate with Geology, Infrastructure and Metallurgy groups of the Technical Services Department to define global operational cost models;
  • Coordinate studies with external suppliers and consultants for cost estimates;
  • Participate in developing and refining standardized methodologies for OPEX costing and evaluation;
  • Participate in drafting technical studies (preliminary, pre-feasibility and feasibility, NI 43-101);
  • Participate in innovation projects.


  • University degree in Mining Engineering or Accounting/Finance with advanced knowledge in mining operations;
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in the mining industry (open-pit or underground);
  • Membership in a professional order;
  • Proficiency and knowledge of XERAS, Hyperion and JDE or other mining budget planning software is a valuable asset;
  • Expertise in budgeting for mining, geological, infrastructure and metallurgical components (details and inclusion of operational cost centres) for LOM and project evaluation;
  • Proficiency in mining design and planning software such as Deswik and Datamine;
  • Available to travel occasionally;
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written English is an important asset, as well as basic knowledge of Spanish;
  • Strong analytical and synthesizing skills;
  • Self-sufficient and organized;
  • Strong teamwork skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Conceptual thinking;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Able to manage stress;
  • Able to adjust to change;
  • Curiosity for new technologies and innovation projects;
  • Able to manage priorities.

Your Work Schedule

The schedule is daytime, Monday to Friday (40 hours per week), with the possibility of a 5-2 4-3 schedule. Technical Services has offices in Preissac, Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d'Or and Toronto. The candidate's work location will be determined (including the possibility of telecommuting days).