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Superintendent, Underground Mine Engineering – Lac De Gras. NT

Rio Tinto Full-Time  Anywhere 18 Mar 2019

Job Description

Superintendent, Underground Mine Engineering

  • Work with an exceptional team of technical and operations people                                   
  • Opportunity to deliver value at a mature mining operation
  • Position based at Diavik Mine site
  • Provide technical – mine engineering leadership in a collaborative and fast paced environment

About the role

We are looking for Superintendent Underground Mine Engineering responsible for planning and optimizing underground mining at Diavik. The role leads a team of technical professionals to provide mine plans (across all time horizons) and mine designs as well as enabling technical functions across hydrogeology, geotechnical, ventilation and drill and blast engineering.

This role is a great opportunity to be an integral part of the Diavik Mine Technical Services team using your underground mine engineering skills and experience to provide clear technical information and plans to key stakeholders including Mine Operations and within the Copper and Diamonds technical team.

Located at Lac de Gras, this is a fly in fly out role, reporting to the Manager of Mine Technical Services.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Champion a safe working culture and actively support Rio Tinto HSE standards
  • Lead and develop the underground mine engineering team
  • Delivery of timely and quality key technical and planning outputs of the team including mine plans and mine designs, drill and blast design, dewatering programs and geotechnical support.
  • Plan and manage operational and capital budgets.
  • Collaborate with mining engineers across Copper and Diamonds and Rio Tinto to provide best technical support to Diavik.
  • Drive improvement and innovation and adapt to changing mining and business requirements.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor  in Mine Engineering or Geology
  • At least 10 years’ experience in underground mine engineering including blast hole stopping, sub-level retreat.
  • At least 5 years of leadership experience.
  • Understanding of the range of technical functions: planning, design, drill & blast, ventilation, dewatering and geotechnical.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, translating technical information for the target audience from senior leaders to operators.
  • Ability to manage a broad range of tasks, priorities and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to partner and influence in a matrix organization to deliver value.
  • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of key mining software packages

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. Aluminum 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.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.          

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn.

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.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.          

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

If you would like to know more about careers at Rio Tinto, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or join us on LinkedIn.

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.

Job Closes: March 28, 2019

Applications: www.riotinto.com/careers  RITM2968384

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