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Senior Mining Engineer (Short Range Planner)

Newcrest Mining - Australia,

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Senior Mining Engineer (Short Range Planner)

Job no: 979873
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Red Chris Mine

Discover what’s possible with us

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George and Smithers.

Who we're looking for:

We are looking a Senior Mining Engineer to lead the Short-Range Planning and Drill & Blast Engineering teams to provide aligned, consistent, high-quality short-range mine plans to support surface production. You will provide guidance and technical support to Operational and Technical staff in support of executing development plans whilst demonstrating commitment to safety and the environment.

Key accountabilities for the role will include:

• Safety in Design with an emphasis on safe open-pit production

• Delivery of robust weekly and 3 monthly plans that deliver efficiency and value

• Development of quality Blast Masters and integration into the mid-range plans

• Develop, implement, and maintain procedures, Management of Change (MOC) processes and databases for all relevant engineering functions

• Be responsible for commercial justification and contribute to business improvements that drive production improvements and cost efficiencies within the open pit.

The successful applicant will have strong communication and presentation skills, formal leadership training and a natural tendency to lead. The ability to quickly triage production and technical issues, conduct incident investigations and Root Cause Analyses (RCA) will be highly regarded. In addition, you will have the following skills, qualifications and experience:

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Mine Engineering, or equivalent certified formal education

• 7 to 10 years of Short-Range Planning and Drill and Blast engineering experience

• Proficient in the use of mine planning software (MineSight preferred)

• Proficient in developing activity / first principles based mine production schedules, including the use of mine production scheduling software applications

• Registration as a Professional Engineer, or able to become registered within 6 months in BC

• Drill and blast Quality Control and Quality Assurance skills and experience

• Strong understanding of the mine surveying function, from the field to the office, including limitations, bias and the technological systems involved

Our commitment to you

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving. Newcrest’s commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.