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Chief Mine Engineer

Government of Yukon Full-Time  Anywhere 24 Sep 2020

Job Description

Chief Mine Engineer

Government of Yukon -> Energy, Mines & Resources – Major Mines

Location: Whitehorse

Requisition: #24335

Salary: $92,748 – $127,375 per annum

Closing date: October 14, 2020

This is a full-time indeterminate position, working 75 bi-weekly.

Note: Government of Yukon does not participate in the 2020 Yukon Immigration Pilot Program. Applicants must be authorized to work in Canada prior to applying.


Job Summary and Requirements

The Mineral Resources Brand of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is responsible for the regulation of a sustainable mining industry in the Yukon. As the Chief Mining Engineer, you will be responsible for managing the Major Mines Unit team and contributing to Branch operations and the development of key policies and practices supporting an active regulatory circumstance for major mines and advanced exploration projects in the Yukon.


Reporting to the Director, Mineral Resources, you will be responsible for directing, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating Unit program areas. Your duties will include reviewing and recommending approval mining development plans, operating plans, reclamation and closure plans, and the preparation of quartz mining licenses as well as providing management leadership, coaching and mentoring for the staff of three Mining Technologists located in Whitehorse.

For more information about this position, please contact Todd Powell, Director, Mineral Resources at (867) 667-3126 or email at .


Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how your meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume. A cover letter is not required.

  • Degree in Engineering, with at least 5 years’ professional practice in mine development and/or reclamation

Considerable and progressively senior experience in the following areas:

  • Developing, delivering and evaluating technical plans (i.e. reclamation and closure) and services for mine development and management
  • Developing operational policy and implementing procedures relevant to organizational growth, and applying regulatory frameworks to mine projects
  • Building constructive relationships within and outside your organization including the development of successful partnerships with First Nations, communities, non-government organizations and other government departments
  • Coaching, team building and mentoring of multidisciplinary teams
  • Financial and human resource management (i.e. supervisory experience including performance management and the creation of large-scale budgets)
  • Experience working with the Yukon mining regulatory and assessment processes and the requirements under the Yukon Umbrella Final Agreement and Yukon First Nation Agreements would be an asset


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their competence according to the standards set within the Yukon Government Core Competency Framework.

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual with strong supervisory skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a solid understanding of the processes associated with successful program delivery. Your solid leadership, team building, strategic thinking, mentoring, and creative problem-solving skills as well as your ability to take action and achieve results will drive your success in this key position.

The following skills and knowledge will be desirable to this competition:

  • Considerable knowledge of environmental and financial considerations in the development and operation of mining projects


Additional information:

Condition(s) of Employment: Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license. Job requirements: Travel to various locations in the Yukon on a regular basis.


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