Open Pit Mining Engineer (Short-Range Planner)

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Oct 07, 2021
Oct 21, 2021
Full Time
Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan, and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary AB.

The Open Pit Mining Engineer (Short-Range Planner) will provide aligned, consistent, high-quality short term mine plans required to support surface production at the Red Chris Mine.


Reporting to the Senior - Mining Engineer, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Safety - Demonstrate a personal commitment and leadership in providing a safe working environment by:
    • Promoting and maintaining a culture of safe production by compliance with company safety systems, policies, procedures, environmental requirements, internal team safety requirements and other relevant targets
    • Actively modelling and pursuing visible felt safety leadership, and our culture-based safety program
  • Create weekly mine plans, which align with the 3 Month Rolling Plan mid-range plan
  • Create 3 Month Rolling Plans, which align with the quarterly mid-range plans and budget
  • Spend time in the field with production supervisors and engineering team developing mining strategies and evaluating plan performance
  • Provide guidance and support to operations to ensure compliance and efficient mining
  • Track and present weekly and monthly results
  • Engage in continuous improvement projects to move the department towards industry leading practice
  • Assist with design functions to support safe, cost-effective open pit production
  • Project works and management, which may include cross-department consultation, to improve open-pit operations


  • A demonstrated commitment to safety.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Mine Engineering, or diploma from an accredited University, technical school or college required.
  • Able to register with EGBC as an EIT or P.Eng.
  • Experience with mine planning software - MineSight (Atlas), Vulcan, Surpac, etc.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Drill and Blast Engineer/Short-Range Planner.
  • Use of MineSight or other 3d modelling software in mine planning.
  • Scheduling software.
  • Drill and blast QAQC skills and experience.
  • Leadership training and mentoring.

  • P.Eng. designation in BC (or ability to transfer designation).
  • Short Range Planning experience in polymetallic open pit.
  • Drill and blast operational experience.
  • Experience as a mine operations supervisor.
  • Geology and Geotechnical engineering experience.

Our commitment to you:

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.