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TRS Staffing
  • Position Number: 4434018
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Position Type: Engineering

TRS Staffing is currently partnered with an international mining company that is looking to add Project Engineers of all disciplines to join their team to provide direct Mining Technical support services to the operating assets and development projects to achieve business objectives/targets and to develop drill and blast guidelines and procedures to optimize plant.

  • Establish the necessary Project Engineering processes
  • Provide unequivocal Project Engineering planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 18-month plan to be produced on time.
  • Develop the annual Project Engineering cost center budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual, medium term and LoM business plans
  • Deliver the work of the Project Engineering function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Production Engineering department regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
  • Provide the resources and expertise to develop the team to capably and consistently deliver the annual budget, according to their role and level of authority.
  • Present solutions to specific problems with defined resolution methodologies and resources to deliver improved performance in processes and procedures
  • Pre-empt potential process or procedural problems arising within or from the specialist domain through the implementation of:
  • Statistical controls (alert system),
  • Improved work practices, procedures and processes
  • Improved team knowledge and skills Reports on work programmes progression demonstrating appropriate controls to manage identified risks.
  • Optimise procedures within existing functional processes through the application of problem identification and resolution methodologies.
  • Conduct trend analyses on functional performance to identify and recommend ways of optimizing resources for work cycle execution and pre-empting potential process and procedure variance through the establishment of
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with Internal Stakeholders (Corporate, Group Planning & Technical, sister mines, etc.) and external Stakeholders (Regulatory Agencies and Authorities, Minerals Commission) to establish existing and changing societal and regulatory expectations and requirements

    BSc Mining / Engineering Degree or equivalent

  • Five (5) to eight (8) years' proven experience in mine planning/project in either an underground or open pit mining environment of which at least three (3) years is at senior supervisory level within a planning/technical department;
  • Proficient with Mine Planning Software;
  • Knowledge of a variety of mining methods applicable to the site
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Technical Competencies
  • Safety (Basic Application)
  • Extensive experience and understanding of mining production process/practices.
  • Understanding of good production practices, management, support systems, and how each should interact to deliver targeted performance.
  • Ability to develop innovative technical ideas/practices with regards to different mining methods and their application.
  • Extensive knowledge of Mining Methods and strengths and weaknesses of the methods and the applicable use.
  • Planning (Advanced Application)
  • Demonstrate advance level of knowledge of planning systems and practices from long term to short term mine planning.
  • Understands advanced principles of mine design including optimization.
  • Understands advanced principles of mine design and scheduling to achieve Business outcomes.
  • Ability to generate and act as competent person for annual mine reserves statements.
  • Contract Management (Basic Application)
  • Understands the contract, the key deliverables, and the processes that are aligned to managing it successfully.
  • Capable of having a direct role in managing an element of the contract management process.
  • Can propose, draft, and analyze potential contract variations and amendments for approval by the contract manager.

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or any other criteria protected by governing law.

    For more information, or to apply, contact Stephanie Warneke at

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