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Golder Associates Junior Underground Mine Engineer in VANCOUVER, British Columbia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Junior Underground Mine Engineer to join our Mining Engineering and Geology team on a full-time basis based in Vancouver.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and act as a role model for junior staff;

  • Conduct a full range of mine engineering functions;

  • Perform modeling, design and engineering analyses duties, including interactive mine design and sequencing, utilizing various mine modeling software packages. This will require working on projects as the technical lead;

  • Contribute to operating and capital cost estimations (developing first-principles cost models, cost benchmarking, conceptual cost estimating).

  • Conduct mining equipment selection and productivity calculations.

  • Direct or conduct ventilation design (knowledge of VentSim or equivalent software is an asset).

  • Apply Golder’s Project Management standards to manage all aspects of projects;

  • Work collaboratively with engineers and technical staff to apply the skills and procedures needed to effectively deliver engineering and consulting assignments;

  • Maintain a balance of at least 85% chargeable hours;

  • Present a ‘Client First’ focus in all activities;

  • Continually apply a high standard of ethical behaviour to promote and support the Core Values and Culture of Golder.

You will have a background in:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Mine Engineering;

  • Registered, or have the ability to register, as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in Canada. Your work will be under the supervision of a Professional Engineer;

  • A minimum of 2-6 years relevant experience with an emphasis on underground mine planning, design and scheduling. Oil sands, mine operations, and open pit mine engineering experiences are considered assets;

  • Appropriate capability and experience in utilizing mine planning, design and scheduling software packages such as Deswick, Datamine MineScape, Geovia GEMS (Surpac, Gemcom), MineRP Planner (Mine 2-4D), Vulcan, MineSight 3D and EPS;

  • The ability to contribute to mine design and layout projects for a variety of underground mining methods;

  • Experience in mine operations or in a technical services role within a mining company;

  • Experience contributing to technical memos or reports including appropriate technical writing skills;

  • Awareness of disclosure reporting standards for Canada (NI 43-101).

  • Fluency in English with fluency in other languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) considered an asset;

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills including report writing and presentation skills;

  • The ability to travel internationally and to remote project locations.

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate knowledge and experience with:

  • Digitalization of underground operations enabling short interval decision making and operational transparency;

  • Mine engineering or mine operations with computerized ventilation systems and automated mining equipment including drills, loaders and haulage trucks;

  • Alternative material transport systems (i.e. battery electric mobile equipment, RailVeyor®, etc.);

  • Shaft sinking and hoisting technologies; and

  • Cave mining techniques

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 13 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Title: Junior Underground Mine Engineer


Other Locations: CA-ON-MISSISSAUGA

Requisition ID: 21000669