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Mine Engineer

daycomm Full-Time  Anywhere 3 Jan 2018

Job Description

Are you a highly motivated professional engineer with a desire to make your contributions to mine closure plans in Ontario? If so, consider this key role with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, where you will develop and implement mine rehabilitation projects, review closure plans and provide risk assessment of mine hazards.

Note: The following work locations will be considered and negotiated with the successful candidate:

5520 Hwy. 101 East, South Porcupine

933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • perform stability analyses and hazard assessments and recommend approval of rehabilitation work and methods
  • provide specialized technical expertise related to mine closures, with emphasis on rehabilitation and stabilization of mines
  • plan and coordinate mine rehabilitation engineering projects and participate in compliance reviews
  • conduct scientific, technical and economic analyses and make recommendations to senior management (e.g. implications of technology, new mineral discoveries or mine closures with respect to mining communities)
  • provide advice to management on resolving complex problems and issues relating to mine development and mine closures
  • provide technical advice and assistance to internal and external clients related to mine rehabilitation and closure plans
  • participate in the development/review of related policies, legislation, guidelines and procedures for mine rehabilitation

How do I qualify?


  • You have a degree in mining engineering from a recognized university.
  • You are registered with Professional Engineers Ontario or have the qualifications to become registered.
  • You have a valid Ontario driver’s licence to conduct field work.

Technical knowledge and skills:

  • You have extensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of mining and geotechnical engineering with an emphasis on mine closures.
  • You have extensive knowledge of and experience with rock mechanics in the mining environment.
  • You have expert knowledge of mine rehabilitation practices, methods and technologies for surface and underground mine workings.
  • You have knowledge of related policy, standards and administrative requirements (e.g. Mining Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act).
  • You have experience in compliance proceedings and board hearings as well as policy/regulatory development.

Evaluation, analytical and problem-solving skills:

  • You have the ability to evaluate rehabilitation work, assess compliance and make recommendations for remedial measures or conditions for approval.
  • You have demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret and apply engineering and mine rehabilitation theories, standards and regulations, determine mine works stability and provide compliance recommendations.
  • You have the ability to identify issues, review and evaluate information and develop solution options.
  • You have the ability to conduct reviews and provide technical advice and recommendations.

Project management and contract administration skills:

  • You have project management and contract administration skills to effectively manage and/or administer both in-house projects and those completed by external service providers.
  • You have knowledge of service providers (e.g. consultants) acquisition and administration procedures and standards in order to develop tenders and assess proposals.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with staff, clients and stakeholders to communicate ideas and information clearly.
  • You have good communication skills to create a variety of documents, make presentations and prepare correspondence and briefs.

Computer skills:

  • You have excellent knowledge of mine and geotechnical engineering and other related computer technology and applications (e.g. geographic information systems, AutoCAD and database management).

Salary Range: $82,569 – $117,373 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 5520 Hwy. 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region or 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 116578, by Friday, January 26, 2018. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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