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Intermediate Mine Planner

Date:  Jun 15, 2022

Thunder Bay, ON, CA (Canada)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.


Reporting directly to the Senior Mine Engineer – Planning, the primary responsibilities of the Intermediate Mine Planner are to mentor the mine planners, ensure the short-term design requirements are met, and complete the quarterly 24-month forecast. 


  • Help create and instill a culture of safety as a mentor and trainer of the Mine Planning team.
  • Manage the mid-term Deswik schedule (4mo-2yr), complete quarterly forecasts, and the annual budget plan.
  • Manage the mine operations financial model and make updates when required, using Xeras modelling software.
  • Coordinate the workflow between the Operations Planning and Mine Planning teams.
  • Provide input, guidance and review on all stoping and development designs.
  • Assist with longhole drill and blast design, development design, and mine plan sequencing and scheduling as required.
  • Review and seek to optimize existing mine sequences to unlock efficiencies through innovative and creative thinking.
  • Report monthly and quarterly KPI’s as required.
  • Assist the Longterm planning team with completion of reserve & resource generation, as required
  • Under the guidance of Senior Engineers, review and update standards and best demonstrated practices in the Engineering department.


  • B.Sc. degree or Mining Technology diploma in Mining Engineering or suitable technical skills.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in an underground mine.
  • Professional Engineer designation (P. Eng.) an asset.
  • Project coordination and project costing experience would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop practical, safe and cost-effective solutions.                 
  • Proficiency with mine planning computer software (Deswik IS, Deswik CAD, EPS, Mine 2-4D, Vulcan, Microsoft Office).
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, listening).
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to positively interact with co-workers and team members.
  • Ability to work with a diverse mix of cultures.
  • Some supervisory experience would be an asset.

Working Conditions

The scheduled rotation for this position will be 14 days on and 14 days off, working 12 hours per day.

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. 
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 


This position is based at Newmont’s Musselwhite mine site, which is a fly-in/fly-out operation.  Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your anticipated start date, and you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.