BESTECH, 1040 Lorne Street, Unit 3

Senior Mine Engineer, P.Eng.

Thrive with new professional challenges.

BESTECH is a trusted team of engineering and project delivery professionals. Recognized as a leader in innovation and as a Top Employer based in northern Ontario, we are committed to sustainable growth through client service excellence and market diversification.

We are seeking bright, talented, and ambitious candidates for the following positions:

The Senior Mine Engineer will be responsible for project scopes from conceptual studies to the mine closure stage.  They will plan, manage and execute strategic, tactical and operational studies providing technical input and engineering support to operating mines.

Primary Job Duties

  • Assess and evaluate mine locations, site layouts, mine plans, processing plans, commercial advantages and sustainability requirements to manage and optimize value extraction for surface and underground deposits
  • Write and contribute to strategic mine studies, such as environmental assessments, scoping, prefeasibility, feasibility and Technical Reports under NI 43-101 regulations
  • Develop designs and plans for a variety of underground and surface mining methods, mine infrastructure, ventilation systems and mining services (i.e. water, dewatering, air, power, communications, etc.)
  • Oversee the preparation of mining engineering drawings;
  • Develop operating and capital cost estimations using first-principles, benchmarking and conceptual cost models
  • Prepare productivity calculations and mining equipment specifications
  • Recommend selection of “fit for purpose” mining equipment with respect to operations and lifecycle;
  • Develop end of mine life closure and remediation plans
  • Manage and coordinate mining engineering projects with the mining team and other engineering disciplines
  • Review third party technical documents and provide recommendations
  • Ensure projects meet the requirements of industry standards and regulations, and work within established company and industry policies and procedures
  • Manage projects and coordinate project team activities
  • Assist with the business development process by identifying, developing and following through on new business opportunities
  • Prepare and contribute to client proposals and project budgets
  • Attend conferences and workshops to promote BESTECH and learn about current mining industry trends and equipment
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to team members
  • Promote and support BESTECH’S Core Values and Culture
  • Demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and act as a role model within the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Job Requirements & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering, or related engineering discipline from an accredited University; and
  • Minimum (8) years’ engineering experience in mining operations or consulting engineering
  • OR
  • Master’s Degree in Mine Engineering, or related engineering or geosciences discipline from an accredited University; and
  • Minimum (5) years’ experience in mining operations or consulting engineering
  • Must have Professional Engineering (i.e. P.Eng.) license with Professional Engineers Ontario or be eligible to registered as a professional engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of mining and mining engineering applications in hard rock underground mine environments
  • Skilled in researching, analyzing and communicating complex information and developing appropriate conclusions and action plans
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and mine design/planning software is an asset (e.g. Deswik, SurPac, Mine 2 4D; Gems, etc.)
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and client relationship management experience with strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Fluent in English with fluency in other languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) is considered an asset
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment to meet tight deadlines
  • Valid Driver’s License with access to a personal vehicle
  • Willing to travel

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