Cowan International

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Senior Engineer, Mine Planning

Location : Northern Canada
Job Type : Permanent


Cowan International’s client, an international mining & metals major, has a need for a highly competent Senior Engineer, Mine Planning to play a key role at its operating mining complex in Northern Canada.

Job Code: 6564

Reporting to the Chief Mine Engineer, the Senior Engineer, Mine Planning will perform critical in-depth mine planning functions as well as important pit and blast design work.

The incumbent will liaise with, monitor and coordinate an interdisciplinary owner-contractor team consisting of mine engineering, drill & blast, load & haul, surveying and geology personnel

FIFO Schedule = 2 weeks IN / 2 weeks OUT to multiple travel hubs in Quebec & Eastern Canada

Responsibilities of the Senior Engineer, Mine Planning

• Communicate, spearhead, design, develop, track, measure, maintain, adhere to and report on (to varying degrees) : short-, medium-, long-term mine plans; reporting systems; pit & waste dump designs; drill & blast and load & haul conformances; slope stability requirements; SOPs; health & safety requirements
• Monitor mining contractor performance and alignment with the mining plan
• Liaise closely with drill and blast personnel, ensuring optimal execution of designs/plans
• Immediately report any areas of concern or proposed improvements
• Show initiative, positivity, resilience, adaptability and cultural-sensitivity
• Show a team and problem-solving approach
• Be a proponent and example of the highest safety standards, ensuring safe and efficient operations
• Be readily accessible to operational personnel and be present in the field
• Perform audits and inspections when needed
• Grow along with this site in responsibility and knowledge

Experience and Competencies required for the Role

• Bachelor’s Degree in Mine Engineering
• >7 years of mine planning
• >5 years of open pit, truck & shovel mining
• Expert knowledge and experience with GEMCOM or other comparably similar mine planning software
• Prior field experience is essential
• Drill and blast design experience would be advantageous
• Experience working with mining contractors would be advantageous
• Strong commitment to HSE standards and sustainable development
• Excellent communication, coordination and administration skills
• Bilingualism (English-French) would be ideal, but not essential

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