We are looking to hire a Senior Mine Engineer (Contract) to join our Bell Creek Mine team in Porcupine, ON., on a full-time basis.  The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 8 hrs/day or 4 on, 3 off, 10hrs/day. This is a contract position for 12-18 months.

Please note that this role requires relocation to the Timmins area and is not a camp-based position.

About the Opportunity

In this role, the Senior Mine Engineer will carry out and oversee engineering tasks in mine planning, ground control, ventilation, and coordinate tasks with operational personnel in support of achieving production schedules.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Senior Mine Engineer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Supervisor, train and mentor planners, EITs, mine technicians and coop students within the engineering department.
  • Oversee, coordinate and prepare engineering deliverables including short/medium/long term planning and scheduling, infrastructure and ventilation designs, geotechnical analyses and recommendations, reconciliations and reporting.
  • Develop, optimize and implement short and medium term mine plans to achieve budget and long term objectives in a safe and economic manner.
  • Coordinate mine planning work with that of geology, longhole, ground control, ventilation, survey and mine operators.
  • Work closely with the operating and technical groups to support optimum utilization of resources.
  • Facilitate weekly planning meetings, with key personnel, to coordinate activities in order to meet goals.
  • Assist in the development of the annual mine site budget and quarterly forecasts, with support from stakeholders.
  • Facilitate strategic long term mine planning sessions, with input from all stakeholders.
  • Participate in the compilation of month-end engineering reports and stope reconciliations.
  • Monitor compliance and ensure adherence to applicable engineering codes, regulations, safety and environmental practices, performance standards and specifications.
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise; analyze and recommend solutions so that mining will proceed according to plan.
  • In consultation with the mine team, evaluate alternative optimized methods of ore extraction, stope access and mining sequence, detailing the costs, benefits and issues with each approach and make recommendations to the team.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures in engineering.
  • Participate actively in training programs, personal improvement, and job improvement initiatives.
  • Continually develop the ability, knowledge and skills necessary to keep up with the changing methods and technology.
  • Assist and coordinate special projects that arise within the planning and projects teams.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

More About You

While our ideal candidate has the following qualifications, we welcome applicants who may not meet every criterion to apply.

The following will be critical to successfully performing this role:

  • Must possess accreditation as a fully qualified Professional Engineer in good standing and a minimum of 6 to 8 years of related work experience after graduation.
  • Experience supervising other technical staff such as engineering professionals, EITs, technicians.
  • Strong leadership and initiative as well as innovative and analytical thinking.
  • Background in narrow-vein, long-hole and conventional mining methods is essential.
  • Experience with cemented rock fill (CRF) and paste fill would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with UG water management would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills are required including the ability to use and create excel spreadsheets and work with CAD and scheduling programs (Deswik, Amine, AutoCAD, EPS).
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Project).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills are required. The ability to relate to both operations and engineering in a team approach is essential to success.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

As our ideal candidate, you are a motivated team player, and above all, you demonstrate compliance with all health and safety regulations

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication you can expect to receive a competitive annual salary, as well as the following benefits:

  • Mine Performance Plan Incentive (bonus)
  • Company-paid extended medical, prescription, dental, and vision benefits
  • Wellness Spending Account
  • Company-paid pension plan with 8% company contribution
  • Basic life/accidental life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Paid pregnancy and parental leave
  • Relocation Assistance available for eligible positions

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to take the next step toward your career goals with an industry leader – apply now!

To express your interest in this position please forward your resume to:
Lakeshore Gold
Human Resources
Lake Shore Gold
P.O. Box 1067
Timmins ON
P4N 7H9
Fax 705-269-4936

About Us

Lake Shore Gold is located in Timmins, Ontario, a vibrant community of 45,000 residents that is a central hub for Northeastern Ontario. In Timmins, people can enjoy recreational activities such as camping, world class fishing, nature, and snowmobile trails. Direct flights to Toronto are available at the local airport via multiple carriers. There are many support networks in the community including the local Timmins and District Hospital, local sports leagues for children and adults (hockey, baseball, basketball, etc.), golf courses, both cross country and downhill ski resorts, a community pool, and many other community events that provide entertainment throughout the year (fairs, carnivals, concerts, etc.).

The Bell Creek Complex, located approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Timmins, Ontario, consists of an underground mine and processing facility. Mineralization is associated with the Porcupine-Destor fault system within the Abitibi greenstone belt, with ore mined by narrow vein longhole stoping methods.  Ore is then transported to surface via a modern one thousand eighty metre deep shaft capable of forty-eight hundred tonnes per day.

Lake Shore Gold is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and we believe that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and all aspects of employment including the decision to hire or promote will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business requirements.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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