Short Range Planner - Lab City

Short Range Mine Planner

Your new company
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Your new role
We are looking for a Senior Mine Infrastructure Planner at our Labrador City operations working Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will be tasked with the direction and technical leadership of other short-range planners with a focus on mine infrastructure. This includes: mine communications systems (i.e. LTE, fibre optics), power distribution, dewatering, mine roads, and dump planning. The successful candidate would be considered as a part of succession planning for the Superintendent of Mine Planning and provide periodic vacation coverage. They would also sponsor capital projects relating to the mine infrastructure portfolio. We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining. We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills Reporting to the Superintendent of Mine Planning at our Labrador City operations, this role is a great opportunity to be responsible for a small team (3+ employees) and the efficient design of mine infrastructure.

The role includes:
  • Ensuring health, safety, and environment needs are given a top priority in the planning of tasks
  • Ensure critical risks are identified in the planning process with appropriate controls accounted for so the work can be performed safely and effectively. This includes classification of haul routes for down hill haulage risks and evaluation of intersections for collision risks.
  • Technical leadership of the mine infrastructure planning team, including coaching and performance management
  • Manage workflow related to the design and scheduling of mine communications, power distribution, dewatering, and haul road construction/maintenance
  • Mine design – bench, lift, stockpile, and road designs, other mine features as required
  • Haulage profile and cycle time analysis
  • Management of contractors, consultants and vendors as required
  • Participation in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Planning and sponsorship of mine infrastructure capital projects
  • Budgeting of mine infrastructure operating expenditures

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this role, you will require:
  • Registered or eligible for a Professional Engineering designation in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in the discipline of Mining Engineering
  • Experience in an industrial environment and knowledge of open pit mining techniques
  • Strong computer skills including the Microsoft Office Suite
It will also be beneficial if you have:
  • 5+ years of experience in mine planning, mine operations or mine projects.
  • Site base mining experience
  • Familiarity or experience with mine (open pit) survey techniques, drill & blast design, fleet management, dispatch systems, etc.
  • Experience with mine scheduling, including knowledge of suites such as Deswik Suite
  • Knowledge of 3D mine design software, such as Maptek Vulcan or Deswik.CAD
  • Experience with mine dewatering, power distribution, communications systems, or haul road construction and maintenance

What you'll get in return
Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking, and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. #1099259


Job Type
Energy, Utilities & Mining
Labrador City
Competitive Salary

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Shreyas Patel, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Toronto (EN)
8 King Street East, 20th Floor

Telephone: 4162036256