Job Opportunity

Underground Design Engineer, Integrated Mine Planning

Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: February 07, 2023
Job Term: Permanent Full Time

Underground Design Engineer, Integrated Mine Planning

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Fly-in/Fly-out role located at the Diavik Mine Site, NWT

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Mining Engineer responsible for assisting with planning functions for the underground mine. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a good understanding of underground mining to assist in planning and engineering functions.

We are an open, connected international team of technical specialists using some of the most exciting data and tools on the planet. We are the world leader in automation and smart mining.

We have technical development programmes that are industry-leading and recognise the unique nature of your role. These provide opportunities to grow your career through a dedicated technical path while being rewarded for your unique skills.

Reporting to the Superintendent, Integrated Mine Planning, located at Lac de Gras Mine Site, working 12 hours per day on a 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotational schedule.

Responsibilities include:

  • Primarily responsible for underground mine design and assisting with other mine engineering work for the underground mine, such as:
    • Stope reconciliation
    • Draw control
    • Short range planning
    • Ventilation
    • Drill and blast

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Mining Engineering degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Registered or ability to be registered with NAPEG
  • 2+ years underground mine engineering experience
  • Experience in underground operations is considered an asset

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.

What we offer

Be recognized for your contribution; your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive compensation
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with
a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Working at Rio Tinto also means choosing to be part of a company designated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023 for a 4th consecutive year. For more information, click here:

Where you’ll 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.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications close on February 7th, 2023

(Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

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