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Senior Mining Engineer (Underground)

Reno, NV, USA

GMS Mine Repair has a great opportunity for a Senior Mining Engineer with our client who is a leading mine site near Reno, Nevada. This is a long-term/ permanent hire opportunity that will require relocation/ commute to site location. The Senior Mining Engineer is responsible for all mine engineering activities in support of the successful operation of the Pumpkin Hollow Mine, as well as development of related engineering standards and processes.


The Senior Mining Engineer reports to the Chief Mine Engineer on all aspects of administrative and technical operations.

  • Responsible for leading the Mine Engineering Team, including Engineers and Technicians, covering multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Maintain healthy, open, and collaborative relationship with operational groups

  • Coordinate engineering activities to proactively support mine operations

  • Ensure engineering deliverables are provided on-time and in-full to support operations

  • Provision of expert advise to the operation as well as to technical staff

  • Primary reviewer and approver of all mine engineering work

  • Mentoring of junior staff and other technical staff as required

  • Development and implementation of mine planning, engineering and related systems and standards

  • Ensure short-range plans achieve long-range and / or business objectives

  • Coordination and delivery of monthly and three-month mine plans

  • Ensure timely and quality delivery of level and related mine plans

  • Development of mine plans as required to support short- and long-term business needs (e.g. 5 year mine plan, Life of Mine plan)

  • Owner of the mine ventilation model

  • Owner of the site mineral finance / cost model

  • Principal supplier of mine engineering inputs for mineral reserve and resource estimates

  • Responsible for delivering monthly production reconciliations

  • Execution of select projects and support of others’ projects

  • Paste and rock backfill planning and related quality assurance / quality control

  • Development and maintenance of mineral finance / cost models


  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in Underground Mining Environment(Preferred)

  • Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in Mining Engineering

  • Familiarity with relevant MSHA underground mining specific standards

  • Advanced used of Mine Planning software (Deswik preferred)

  • Previous mining construction and / or start-up experience (Preferred)

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (Preferred)

  • Extensive experience in underground mine planning and operations

  • Experienced in long-hole open and sub-level stoping planning, drilling and blasting

  • Experienced in paste and rock backfilling of stopes

  • Mine dewatering and grouting experience

  • In-depth familiarity with CIM and SME mineral reserve and resource reporting standards

  • In-depth experience with Integrated Business Planning cycles

  • Material reconciliation experience from the Face to the Mill

  • Mine ventilation experience in hot environments

  • Mining operation in wet and hot environments

  • Exposure to rock mechanics as applicable to underground mining

  • Short-range mine planning, including level planning through to Cut Sheet development

  • Integrated long-range mine planning using mine planning software

  • Strong technical and communication skills

  • Estimation of underground Mineral Reserves and Resources

  • Ability to facilitate, collaborate and interact with individuals and groups

  • Continuous improvement tools and methodologies

Work Environment:

  • Comfortable in underground work environment

  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in weight

  • Legally operate a vehicle typically requiring a Class 4 and/or 5 licenses

  • Periodically work in environmental extremes (i.e. hot or cold weather)

Job Specifications

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday (40 hours basic)

Pay Rate:  $70,000 - $98,000 Annually Starting (Based on Experience)

GMS Mine Repair is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Great pay and great benefits. Experienced applicants will be given first consideration. If you want to be part of North America's Premier Mining Contractor, then apply with your updated resume today!

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