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Chief Mine Engineer

Job Details

Job ID#: 256-070
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Closing Date: December 31, 2017


Silver Standard Resources; Seabee Gold Operation is a Saskatchewan-based gold producer, engaged in the production, exploration and development of gold mineral reserves and mineral resources. Seabee Gold Operation is located 125 kilometers northeast of La Ronge, SK. Our developing Santoy 8 project is located approximately 14 kilometers east of the Seabee Mill.

The Company is currently seeking a Chief Mine Engineer at our Seabee Gold Operation. This position will report directly to the Mine Manager.

The work rotation will be Monday to Thursday. The Seabee mine is a fly-in camp with flights coming from La Ronge, Prince Albert, and Saskatoon.

Required Skills


Provide safety leadership towards a culture of safety and health of all employees working in and or with the Technical Services Department.
Leading and managing all engineering functions and ensuring that service and operating guidelines are followed.
Create, design and develop excellence and best practices regarding mining engineering processes, procedures and practices.
Provide strategic leadership towards achieving of mining engineering targets.
Lead the Technical Services Department towards and maintain full compliance with statutory requirements as well as with company policies and procedures.
Provide strategic leadership regarding the Company’s SHEMS system as it applies to the Technical Services Department.


Create a strong safety culture through engagement and empowering others.
Provide strategic inputs towards a Life of Mine Plan strategy to ensure long-term sustainable mining.
Managing and leading the Technical Services team.
Create, maintain and update ore reserves.
Maintain ventilation and rock mechanic programs.
Managing activities related to programs, systems, and procedures in mine design.
Analyzing data and providing technical documentation to support decision-making.
Contributing to the preparation of the annual budget and other long-term strategies.
Create professional short and long range strategic planning strategies and provide execution guidance to mining processes.
Engage and interact with business partners across the organization to identify and implement improvement and operational excellence opportunities.
Using operational excellence resources and methodologies, maintain a high standard of quality in all work.
Create and manage reports on performance and devise strategies and take any necessary actions to rectify deficiencies.
Strategically lead and develop subordinates in order to have a suitably skilled, qualified and continuously improving workforce.
Lead all matters relating to personnel recruitment, development and discipline.

Required Experience


A degree from a recognized university in mining engineering;
Minimum 10-years overall underground experience including a minimum of 3 years of management experience;
Extensive knowledge of underground mining;
Excellent interpersonal/relationship skills; able to work and communicate with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization, written and oral.
High attention to detail, strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills.
Proven ability to effectively prioritize duties and solve problems.
The ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment with the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.

Job Location
Laonil Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Position Type

Silver Standard

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