Superintendent, Mine Engineering

Mount Milligan, BC, Canada
Dec 31, 2021
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time
Position Title:

Superintendent, Mine Engineering

Date Posted:

October 6, 2021


Mount Milligan

Reports To:

Manager, Mine Operations


4 days on, 3 days off


Reporting to the Mine Operations Manager, the Superintendent Mine Engineering is responsible for directing, planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating various program areas at the Mount Milligan Operations. The Superintendent Mine Engineering is expected to provide strong leadership inspiring the mine engineering team to create a safe, motivated and productive environment which leads to innovative continuous improvement.

The successful Superintendent Mine Engineering is an experienced mining professional with at least ten years of mine engineering experience, including at least five years as a Senior Mine Engineer or Senior Production Engineer of a significant open pit mine operation. He/she also brings a deep understanding of innovation and industry-leading best practices, along with an established reputation for operating within a culture committed to safety, to environmentally sustainable operations, and to operating in a socially responsible manner.

  • Auditing, monitoring and identifying improvements of planning systems and projects
  • Assisting in the formulation of mining production strategies, policies and plans
  • Planning production schedules, labour and material input requirements to meet output quantity, quality and timing specifications
  • Assisting in the development of sound strategic plans and life of mine schedules
  • Jointly responsible for developing the annual ore reserve estimate with the Superintendent Geology
  • Building trusting relationships with the Mine Operations Manager and the senior leadership team at the mine operation
  • Ensuring the mine's production adheres to the Company's standards of health, safety, and sustainability
  • Mine planning and the maintenance of long and short term mine plans to ensure the lowest unit cost, adhere to highest safety standards and increase profit margins where possible
  • Designing and control of detailed schedules and layouts, sending to operations to ensure implementation and initiatives are carried out as required
  • Ensuring accurate modelling and reporting to improve efficiency and cost control
  • Running and coordinating project management processes for the site in order to lead mine improvement projects


  • Ten years minimum experience in Open Pit Mining is required, some of which must be in an operating role
  • Specific experience in ore reserve estimation, pit optimization, and LOM planning, Tailings Storage Facility planning and construction is required
  • Proven experience in developing strategies involving multi-disciplinary issues is required
  • Must demonstrate competency in 3D mine design software; HxGN MinePlan
  • Competency running Pit Optimization program (Whittle, MSEP etc.) and application of optimization technique
  • Experience with open pit mine design, planning and evaluation and a solid understanding of the strategic planning which entails to Mine / Pit Optimization • Previous fleet management experience would be advantageous
  • Undergraduate degree in Mine Engineering.
  • Currently registered as a Professional Engineer in good standing with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Personal
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship-building abilities and the capacity to work independently and in a team environment with people of all levels
  • Proven ability to manage competing demands while remaining flexible and able to empower others
  • Empowers others, creates a climate in which people want to do their best, shares ownership, and is visible across the operation
  • Possesses sufficient integrity, presence, and leadership strengths to inspire a common vision and trust among employees and other stakeholders
  • Reliable performer who can be counted on to achieve consistent results
  • Makes timely decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and sound judgment
  • Takes appropriate action when necessary to address performance concerns
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically; comfortable moving between strategic and tactical requirements of the role

  • The role is located at the Mount Milligan Mine, which is approximately 155 kilometers northwest of Prince George, British Columbia.
  • Bus transportation to and from site is provided free of charge from several locations within the region. Employees accessing the site from outside the region are eligible to receive a tax-free travel allowance commensurate with the distance they are required to travel.
  • Candidates must be able to maintain high levels of performance for extended shifts.
  • Mount Milligan promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zerotolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.

  • An industry competitive salary that is commensurate with experiences, qualifications, and skills.
  • Tax-free travel allowance for those living outside the region.
  • Comfortable camp accommodations, each room having a private washroom, TV and wifi. The camp is complete with a gymnasium and other recreational activities.
  • Extended health, dental and travel benefits, including life insurance.
  • Employee and family assistance program.

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