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Stantec Mining Engineer in Training in VANCOUVER, British Columbia

Mining Engineer in Training - ( 220002S8 )


At our core, we’re a community. Together, we exercise creative thought, developing engineering and designs as individual as the people and projects that we touch. From approval and permitting to design, construction and closure, we put the goals of our clients and their communities at the center of everything that we create. Join us as we assist mining companies in getting mined materials to communities around the globe.

Your Opportunity

Stantec Consulting’s mining team consists of more than 800 engineers and technicians working from offices around the globe. The mining group is composed of Mining, Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineers as well as Geologists providing services primarily to the mining industry. Our western Canadian mining team is based in Calgary and Vancouver and works for mining clients across a wide range of commodities, as well as supporting Stantec’s North American and international offices. Projects range from scoping level mine planning and design through to feasibility studies, permitting and operational support and into reclamation and closure activities. As part of Stantec’s mining team, you will be part of a highly motivated team involved in mine engineering studies, ranging from open pit mine design and scheduling through capital and operating cost estimates. Stantec’s mining team pride ourselves on our ability to develop real-world solutions to mining problems and as part of our team you will develop the skills related to wide variety of areas from feasibility to closure in developing and evaluating mining operations. Your education and work experience will provide you with the ability to work as a productive member of Stantec’s integrated mining team.

Applicants must be prepared to travel and to potentially be in the field for assignment intervals of 1 to 2 weeks if projects require on-site support (subject to Covid restrictions). This role is classified as full-time with benefits. Standard work week is 40 hours but additional time may be required depending upon work load and project requirements (overtime is compensated at straight-time rate for this position).

Your Key Responsibilities

We have an immediate opening for an intermediate level mining engineer to be based out of our Vancouver office. Only candidates who have 2-6 years of work experience will be considered.

Applicants must possess strong computer skills as well as good written and verbal communication skills. Any level of work experience, and/or familiarity with the Hexagon mine design and planning software will be considered an asset. The individual should also be willing to travel for project work as required, although work would primarily be carried out of the individual’s home office.

Responsibilities and essential job tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Data evaluation and interpretation including productivity, costing and resource definition

  • Open pit optimization, planning, scheduling and design

  • Simulation and cost estimation for mining equipment fleets

  • Site operational support for short, mid and long-range planning

  • Support for our environmental and tailings planning groups in the development and design of large mining and closure projects.

  • Comply with and actively participate in Stantec and client safety programs.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both written and oral communication).

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs.

  • Experience with mine planning and design software is an asset (ex. Hexagon Minesight)

  • Work experience in mining or resource industries is an asset.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mining engineering.

  • Preferred minimum of 2 years industry or consulting experience.

  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License and satisfactory Driver's Abstract, per Stantec's Safe Driving Policy.

  • Eligible for registration as an EIT with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) or Alberta Professional Engineers Geoscientists Association (APEGA).

This position may have additional qualification requirements depending on work assignments. Additional qualifications will be defined in Project Specific Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Plans.

Typical office environment working with computers; Stantec offers a flexible work environment (a hybrid model of working in the office and at home).

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

We would like to thank all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Primary Location : Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Job : Mining Engineer - EIT

Organization : BC-1295 Mining-CA Alberta South

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Aug 5, 2022, 2:08:24 PM

Req ID: 220002S8

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