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Study Lead-Lac de Gras Mine Site

Rio Tinto Full-Time  Anywhere 17 Jan 2019

Job Description

Study Lead

  • Opportunity to be part of a motivated, dynamic and experienced team
  • Rotating 4 days on, 3 days off schedule
  • This role is based at the Lac de Gras Mine Site

About the role

We are looking for a Study Lead for DDMI responsible for driving front-end engineering for DDMI Projects and Closure work.  It includes review and evaluation of engineering designs, strategic planning, options analysis, project cost estimates, bid review, schedule input, project execution planning, scope of work development, and assisting construction management staff with safe and effective project execution.

Working on a 4 days in/ 3 days off schedule at the Lac de Gras Mine Site and reporting to the Manager, Projects, you will:

  • Ensure the safety of the workplace
  • Lead technical assessments for upcoming and ongoing project and closure scopes.
  • Participate in and lead risk assessments and actively manage the risks of the projects and the business
  • Conduct reviews of detailed design drawing and functional specifications.
  • Ensure engineering meets the design criteria and end-user requirements, as well as Diavik/Rio Tinto standards and specifications and the Mines Act
  • Lead stakeholder engagement process for Projects work.
  • Leadership role in strategic planning and ongoing closure studies.
  • Prepare project Capital Expenditure Authorizations, budgets and schedules.
  • Coordinate with Operations to provide properly scoped projects in a coordinated manner
  • Issue procurement documents.
  • Prepare project estimates, budgets, forecasts, schedules and execution plans.
  • Manage consultant study and design scopes
  • Monitor project progress against budget and forecasted schedule
  • Prepare and submit reports on the progress and status of projects
  • Provide project estimates and feasibility assessments
  • Perform other related duties

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Degree in Engineering an asset
  • 5 – 10 years of experience in engineering, construction or underground mining
  • Experience supervising professional and technical staff and contractors
  • Have or be eligible for a Northwest Territories Mine Supervisor Certificate – Level II
  • Knowledge of engineering design and review
  • Knowledge of construction project management, bid preparation and evaluation, procurement, scheduling and cost control
  • Highly developed skills in the area of leadership, organisation, communication, technical document development, planning, problem resolution and negotiation.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental standards and legislation
  • Proficient with programs including, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project and Prism
  • Effective analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal and active listening skills
  • Operates a vehicle typically requiring a Class 5 license and be eligible to obtain a valid DDMI Driver’s license

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Ability to maintain standards of conduct and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Demonstrate a dedication to the company and the position
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics and be committed to safety
  • Display maturity, be self-motivated, disciplined and understand the necessity for confidentiality in all business and personal matters

Where you will be working

Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories.  Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

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Applications online at  Ref. RITM2302771

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