Senior Mining Engineer Supervisor

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Date Posted: January 04, 2019
Closing Date: January 17, 2019
Cardinal River Operations - near Hinton, AB

Reporting to the Engineering Superintendent, the Senior Mining Engineer Supervisor is responsible for managing the short range engineering group, which includes mine planning, drill and blast, survey, production engineering, and geotechnical engineering. As a senior leader on the site, the candidate will be responsible for guiding the operation to achieve the annual production budget and is responsible for all aspects of design, schedule, implementation, and reconciliation of the mine plan. 

This is an opportunity to take on a challenging role in an exciting time at Cardinal River, as the construction begins for the Redcap Mine Extension project – a significant capital project to extend the operating mineral reserves.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Provide technical expertise, leadership, and training for the engineering team
  • Oversee mine design, pit and dump optimization, economic evaluation, cost estimating, productivity forecasting, equipment selection, and production scheduling on a wide range of studies from day-to-day to 18 months
  • Oversee the implementation of the 18 Month Mine Plan and Budget
  • Ensure critical safety standards are in place and implemented for geotechnical engineering, mine design, and drill and blast
  • Liaise between the operating departments (Mine Operations, Mobile Maintenance, Plant Operations) to ensure targets for production, costs, and quality are met
  • Liaise between technical services groups, acting as a critical link between short range and long range mine planning, projects, environment, and finance
  • Influence site decision making through detailed data analysis and sound mining practices
  • Oversee tracking and reporting of production data with respect to plan compliance
  • Drive continuous improvement through the sponsorship of iterative sensitivity analysis on mine sequences and parameters


  • BSc. Engineering or equivalent with a Mining, Civil, or Geological specialization
  • P. Eng.or P.Geol. designation is required, with the ability to attain NI43-101 Qualified Person status
  • Superior leadership, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Minimum five years of well-rounded engineering experience, with prior exposure coordinating or supervising an engineering team; equivalent combination of education and open pit engineering experience may be acceptable
  • Previous work in multi coal seam open pit, truck and shovel operations is advantageous
  • Supervisory experience in a mine operations group is an asset
  • Geotechnical engineering knowledge related to pit walls, dumps, and monitoring systems
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in the Microsoft Suite®; Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Advanced skillset in 3D mine design and mine scheduling software (Minesight 3D and XPAC are considered assets)
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving, and decision making abilities
  • Broad understanding of logistics, marketing, regulatory, environmental, and community affairs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and excel in a technical team-based environment

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Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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