Engineer, Planning

Ontario, Canada
Jan 09, 2021
Feb 08, 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 a Mine Engineer, Planning to join our Ontario Operations Department in Sudbury.

Reporting to the Chief Mining Engineer, this role will work with mine operations and technical disciplines to make sure mining operations are planned, developed and operated in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.

The successful candidate may be assigned to any of our five Ontario Vale Mine Sites as the business requires.

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!

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Mining Engineering.
  • Registration as Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.
  • P. Eng or eligibility towards obtaining a P. Eng.

  • Minimum of 18 months of mine production planning and mine engineering experience is required.

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Provide mining engineering support to an existing team of geologists, mining engineers, and geotechnical engineers.
  • Participates in the design, evaluation and support of underground mining operations.
  • Provide production drilling and development layouts to operations in a timely manner that are consistent with engineering standards.
  • Design stopping boundaries for long-term evaluations based upon guidance from the geotechnical department to maximize recovery of ore.
  • Create schedules for development and production by sequencing stopes and development headings with guidance and approval from all parties involved.
  • Design backfill packages for filling of stopes with sand fill and development rock that are consistent with engineering standards for support requirements.
  • Create blasting designs that maximizes ore recovery.
  • Maintain a focus on safety for the work being implemented in conjunction with MTS Safety Plan.
  • Identify, analyze, recommend, and bring into action opportunities for safety, productivity, and cost improvements.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Underground mine design, mining engineering, scheduling, and high level of understanding of underground mining activities.
  • Knowledge of engineering planning software (Mine2-4D, EPS, MineCAD, Deswik) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of cash flow modeling techniques and mineral economics is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with spreadsheet manipulation in Excel.
  • Be creative, not only use past practices but promote new ways of doing things in order to maximize the value of our mineral resources.

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.