Senior Mine Engineer in Grande Cache, Alberta

Grande Cache Coal Corporation (GCCC) is a sustainable, long-term mining operation, which produces premium, metallurgical coking coal for export to the world steel industry. The mine site is only 15 minutes north of the Town of Grande Cache; a mountain community which is nestled the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in west-central Alberta. Grande Cache Coal is in growth mode! We are interested in people who want to become the backbone to our enduring success. Imagine the endless lifestyle possibilities when you have the mountains in your backyard? Set them in motion by mountain-biking, fishing, hiking, quading, hunting, camping, white water rafting, downhill or x-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and so much more or participate in one of Canada's toughest adventure races; 'The Canadian Death Race'. With world-class skiing, golfing, major centres and attractions close by; nothing is out of reach. SENIOR MINE ENGINEER The senior engineer position is responsible for overseeing surface mine engineering activities including design, planning, scheduling and equipment acquisitions to ensure that production and safety targets are met or exceeded on both a short and long term basis. This position reports to the Superintendent, Technical Services and directly supervises Mine Engineers and Senior Mine Technologists. He/she is indirectly responsible for Surveyors and Helpers, Co-op Mining Students and Engineers in Training (EIT) as determined by the work being performed at the time. The incumbent may be indirectly responsible for contractors as circumstances require. RESPONSIBILITIES & PERFORMANCE STANDARDS The Senior Mine Engineer is responsible for: Responsible for preparation of the weekly and monthly mine production plans.Responsible for bench, blast pattern, dump and access road designs and the efficienciesResponsible for production planning and budget preparations.Responsible for the preparation and submission of regulatory reports (first and third quarter) and technical modification reports.Responsible for evaluating all potential solutions to planning issues as they arise and to develop the most cost effective plan to overcome the problem.Responsible for liaising closely with Mine Operations and Surveyors to ensure that development and implementation of the mine plan maximizes productivity and personnel safety.Provide mentorship, coaching, direction, supervision and guidance to direct reports while ensuring that performance management including the need for discipline, if necessary, is maintained on a regular basisAssist the Department Superintendent with management of the Department by participating in meetings, lectures, presentations and proposals as required.Perform other related duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS Experience A minimum of 8 years direct experience in a surface mining environment is required, preferably in coal. Previous supervisory experience is required. Education A Mine Engineering Degree (BSc.) from a recognized post secondary institution. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Safety attitude and personal commitment to a zero incident work placeKnowledge of OH&S Mining Regulations and related legislationKnowledge of open pit mine operations including bench, road and dump design and development. Coal mine knowledge is preferred.Knowledge of drilling and blasting techniques in an open pit mine.Well developed knowledge and ability in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation computer applications including commercial 3D mining software and AutoCADAbility to work with minimal supervision and demonstrated flexibility in responding to changing prioritiesSupervisory skills to coach, train and mentor othersWell developed oral and written communication skillsExcellent planning and organizational skills with a strong ability to conceptualizeSound time management skills and multi-tasking abilities GCC offers a competitive compensation package including a 4/3 shift, competitive wage, full benefit package for employee/dependents, matching RRSP plan, relocation assistance, transitional/temporary housing and paid vacation. In support of GCC's commitment to providing a healthy and safe workplace for its employees, the incumbent will be required to comply with the company's pre-employment medical and drug testing policy. If you are at the stage of your career where you are ready and willing to take on a greater challenge, please submit your cover letter and resume to (click to respond) at your earliest. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.Listing originally posted at

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Category:  Technical  |  Address:  Grande Cache Alberta

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