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Senior Engineer - Long Range Planning
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Senior Engineer - Long Range Planning

This position reports directly to the Director of Mine Engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all long and medium range mine planning across two mines in the region, including the supervision of a team of Mine Engineers.


• Administering company’s safety program and initiatives for the department ensuring management's commitment and ensuring a safe work environment.

Life-Of-Mine Plan

• Oversee and manage preparation and generation of the LOM plan

• Cut-Off Grade calculation and documentation

• Manage Pit Optimization- supervise economic pit shells

• Oversee and application of pit design standards - ramp widths& grade, catch bench widths, IRA

• LOM Schedule within defined constraints- permitting, blending (MagFe, ConSi, Recovery), water – advance limited by presence of water where appropriate

• Equipment requirements to meet LOM plan

• Provide permitting and exploration drilling guidance

• Identify critical risks in long term mine plan and record in LOM risk register – ensure mitigating actions are developed and follow through occurs at appropriate intervals

• Assist where required for AOP, 3+9,6+6 and 9+3 Forecasts

Owns Strategic Plan

• Oversees scenario analyses and other Long Range projects

• Financial Analysis- Full cashflow modelling, NPV, Hurdle rates, IRR, Payback period, all sensitivity analyses

Dump Planning

• Manages the Long Range Dump Plan

• Daily oversight of haulage profiles and optimization of cycle times

• Oversee and ensure dump design standards are adhered to- ramp widths, batter angles etc

• Supervise dump/stockpile reclamation and produce associated budget

• Acid Rock Drainage management (future)- when appropriate

Projects and Dewatering

• Oversee pit projects and dewatering, ensure capital resourcing as appropriate

• Pump, piping and sump sizing

• Execution of a well engineering dewatering plan

• Operations Excellence

• Oversee and operations excellence (continuous improvement) efforts aligned with Mission 100

• Provide business justifications for such projects and guide through execution.


• Bachelor's Degree in Mining, Civil, Geology, or a related engineering degree

• 3+ Years of Long Range Planning Experience in a supervisory role

• Strong leadership and communication skills

• Direct experience in mine planning in an open pit environment.

• Experience with Mine Planning Software (Hexagon/Vulcan/Deswik/etc.)

• Strong technical mine engineering ability

• Ability and desire to lead change and improvement

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