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Mine Planning Engineer (Bilingual - Spanish & English)

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Mine Operations Jobs
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First Quantum Minerals
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We are currently searching for a bilingual (Spanish & English) Mine Planning Engineer.

Main responsibilities

* Responsible for final, interim and staged designs from 10-yearly to monthly production, designs of waste dumps, ore pads, haul roads, drainage and dewatering schemes.
* Assist the corporate engineers on the formation of the corporate long term and life of mine plans. Compile optimisation parameters, design criteria, cost data. Act as a QC on long term plans and ensure their compatibility with site mine planning.
* Development of bench plans showing pit design, ramps, levels and faces; provision of overlays for ore distribution and blending, haulage, dewatering, electrification and so on.
* Oversee the mine designs done by the mine design engineer either computerised or hand drawn designs.
* Designs and plans must incorporate mining techniques and methodologies for large scale bulk mining for ultra class trucks (approx. 400 tonne) and electric rope shovels.
* Integrity and quality of existing designs, plans and topographical data.
* Bench plans showing the distribution or ore grade, waste, lithologies, metalliferous and recovery boundaries and any other input that can affect productivity and ore grade.
* Produce detailed five year mining budgets on financials and physicals to meet deadlines, including the capital expenditure planning.
* Scheduling of ore, waste, process feed, stockpiles, backfill and blending if required, up to a 5-year period.
* Lead planning for mining, crusher feed, ore stockpiling and waste dumping using the mine planning scheduling and design tools.
* Close liaison with corporate planning, production engineers, geologists and metallurgists to provide accurate designs, base plans, production schedules and mining costs.
* Support annual reserve/resource estimation and reporting. This includes maintenance of relevant cost models.
* Co-ordinate inputs from geology, processing, mining, business and management as required for budgets, re forecasts and strategic scenarios.
* The primary requirement is an excellent knowledge of Surpac for mine planning.
* Ensure compliance with all site procedures, policies and site environmental requirements to ensure work is conducted a safe manner so that there are zero lost time injuries.
* Provide day to day supervision, acting as a technical reference point and mentor for staff to ensure work outputs are in line with daily and weekly business plans.
* Training and mentoring of Panamanian staff and people on the international graduate program.

Qualifications and technical competencies

* A minimum of 5 years as a mining engineer working at a specialist level in a metalliferous open-pit.
* Excellent knowledge of open-pit mine planning, preferably with large scale ultra equipment. The job would suit coal, iron ore and metalliferous as well as other planners with ultra experience.
* A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline.
* Excellent knowledge of the Surpac mine software package. We have little capacity or time to train people who know other packages.
* Good verbal and written skills to facilitate information transfer both upwards and downwards in direction.

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