Senior - Mining Engineer

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Jun 18, 2022
Jun 24, 2022
Full Time
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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.

Role Purpose:

The Senior Mining Engineer (Short-Range Planner) will lead the Short-Range Planning and Drill & Blast Engineering Team to provide aligned, consistent, high-quality short-range mine plans to support surface production. This role is also the Second In Charge (2IC) for the Mine Planning Lead role.

We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.


• Safety In Design with an emphasis on safe open-pit production
• Lead the short-range planning and drill and blast engineering functions
• Delivery of robust weekly and 3 month plans that deliver efficiency and value
• Accountable for provision of guidance and technical support to Operational and Technical staff in support of executing developed plans
• Accountable for weekly and 3 month plans being aligned with quarterly plans
• Accountable for the development of quality Blast Masters and integration into the mid-range plans
• Accountable and responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining procedures, Management of Change (MOC) processes and databases for all relevant engineering functions
• Accountable and responsible for commercial justification and contribute to business improvements that drive production improvements and cost efficiencies within the open pit
• Accountable for change management, risk assessments and approvals are completed as required
• Accountable and responsible for resolving conflicting stakeholder objectives as quickly as possible

Qualifications & Experience:

• Demonstrated commitment to safety and the environment
• A Bachelor's Degree in Mine Engineering, or equivalent certified formal education
• 7+ years of Short-Range Planning and Drill and Blast engineering experience
• Proficient in the use of mine planning software (MineSight preferred)
• Proficient in developing activity / first principles based mine production schedules, including the use of mine production scheduling software applications
• Registration as a Professional Engineer, or able to become registered within 6 months in BC

• Short Range Planning experience in polymetallic open pit
• Experience as a mine operations supervisor
• Geology and Geotechnical engineering experience
• Formal leadership training and natural tendency to lead
• Underground drill and blast operational experience (not necessary)
• Previous experience working at a Fly-In / Fly-Out operation

Behavioural Competencies

• Owners mindset and pride in work commitments
• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
• Ability to make decisions without complete information
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments
• Takes ownership of all aspects of the position
• Natural ability to mentor

Technical Capabilities

• Drill and blast Quality Control and Quality Assurance skills and experience
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Ability to quickly triage production and technical issues whilst engaging appropriate individuals
• Conduct incident investigations and Root Cause Analyses (RCA)
• Strong understanding of the mine surveying function, from the field to the office, including limitations, bias and the technological systems involved

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.