Chief Mine Engineer

Ontario, Canada
Jan 01, 2021
Jan 31, 2021
Full Time
Who We Are

Why Vale?

Be a part of the largest mining company in the Americas and one of the largest in the world with operations in more than 30 countries. At Vale, we strive to be the number one global natural resources company in creating long term value, through excellence and passion for people and the planet.

Vale is proud to be part of the mining history in Sudbury which has existed for more than 100 years. With a focus on nickel and copper production the 4,000-person operation is Vale's largest Canadian site. In total, Vale has five mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery in Sudbury, making it one of the largest integrated mining operations on the globe. We are privileged to operate in the territory of the Robinson Huron Treaty and homeland of the Métis.

Difference Makes All the Difference

At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and Vale values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other personal consideration that makes us different.

Vale is seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

The Opportunity

Do you value safety and risk management and make it a priority just as we do? Are you motivated to work collaboratively in a team environment?

We are currently seeking Chief Mine Engineer to join our Mine Planning Department in Sudbury.

Although previous experience in mining or an industrial setting is considered an asset, we also appreciate that diversity of thought comes from our differences – and that’s what makes us great!

Education & Experience:

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in mining engineering. Professional Engineering designation is required.

A minimum of 8 – 10 years of related experience is required.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Accountable for capital and operating planning, scheduling and forecasting in a rolling 24-month period, integrating guidance from Integrated Business Planning, Operations, Reliability, Geology including diamond drilling, Ground Control, Seismic Risk Management and Ventilation.
  • Accountable for the Ground Control, Ventilation and execution teams on site.
  • Accountable for the creation of the monthly plans for execution by Operations.
  • Accountable for providing the key drivers for the creation of the operating budget, based on company strategic guidance.
  • Responsible for the creation of the 5-year capital plan.
  • Responsible for estimating EBITDA and cashflows and leading discussions with Operations on performance improvements.
  • Responsible to assist with monthly deviation analysis process, when the deviation analysis points to a corrective action required in the technical work.
  • Accountable for the creation of all 20 scale driving layouts and ensuring accurate stopping plan estimates, including re-evaluations when required.
  • As the lead mine engineer on site, the incumbent will act as the career champion for all EITs, Engineers and other MTS technical staff development at the mine site. Responsible for EIT Program Progression and non-Engineering technical staff career progression and other technical staff members at the mine site.
  • Responsible to ensure the capability of the technical team are meeting the expected performance level. Coach, mentor, develop and to the extent necessary create performance improvement plans, as required.

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting or by clicking Apply below.
  • We appreciate your interest in being a part of the team though only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.
  • Closing Date: January 15, 2020