Open Pit Mining Engineer

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Jun 18, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time
Explore the unknown:

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

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


  • 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 that align with the 3 Month Rolling Plan, Quarterly forecasts, and annual budget.
  • Create 3 Month Rolling Plans, which align with the quarterly mid-range plans and budget, monthly;
  • Spend time in the field with production supervisors and technical services 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 mine performance data;
  • 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;
  • Assist in the establishment and continued compliance with standards for safe mine development and production. Accountable and responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining procedures, Management of Change (MOC) processes and databases for all mine planning and scheduling functions.
  • Accountable for change management, risk assessments and approvals completed as required
  • Accountable and responsible for quickly resolving conflicting stakeholder objectives

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A demonstrated commitment to safety.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Mine Engineering, or diploma from an accredited University, technical school or college is required.
  • Able to register with EGBC as an Engineer-in-Training or Professional Engineer
  • Experience with mine planning and scheduling software - MineSight (Atlas), Deswik, Vulcan, XPAC, etc.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Drill and Blast Engineer or Short-Range Planner.

  • Professional Engineering designation in BC (or ability to obtain within 6 months)
  • Engineering experience in polymetallic open pit mining
  • Experience as a Mine Operations Supervisor
  • 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

Technical Capabilities
  • Mine planning skills, experience, and software knowledge
  • 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.

You must have working rights in Canada to apply for this role.