Superintendent of Engineering & Geology

Posted Date 3 months ago(12/1/2017 5:08 PM)
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Mine Operations - Open Pit
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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.

Currently Baffinland Iron Mines is looking for a Superintendent of Engineering & Geology to lead the technical team on the Mary River Project. We are seeking a dynamic individual who will be responsible to take part in, as well as plan, administer and coordinate the technical team to meet the objectives of the mine while maximizing the economic mining life of the Mines through prudent recovery of existing known resources.


This position is located at site with a 2 week Fly-In, Fly-Out rotation.

Main Accountabilities

  • Manage and mentor team of engineers, geologists, surveyors & technicians.

  • Provide technical/operational input into engineering plans to ensure that the operational scope is met.
  • Meet objectives and comply with; safety plans, incident reporting process, policy/procedure reviews, MOC process, etc.
  • Using practical judgement within the limits set by the Manager, to manage social problems as they occur.
  • Supports development of the Life of Mine production plan.  Ensures preparation of scheduled production forecasts.  Provides mine planning and technical services to the operating team.
  • Support the development of the annual budget and 5-year operating / capital plans.  Monitor the operating and capital expenditures over the life of the complex.      
  • Develop innovative opportunities to improve the efficiency of operations.  Ensure the technical group is delivering the desired service to the operation.  
  • Supports asset integrity reviews and development of action plans to address ‘at risk’ assets.
  • Advise the Manager on improving the capability of the team to meet the future needs through selection and development.
  • Mentor and provide performance feedback to team members.  Coach and counsel employees on the standards of behavior, and take corrective actions as required including discipline.
  • Forecast mine equipment requirements to meet the execution plan.  Ensures equipment capital justifications are created. 
  • Assist with corporate team to assemble MRMR document consistent with NI 43-101 and SEC regulations.
  • Develops and recommends mining plans, ground support systems and development plans.
  • Contributes to the implementation of new systems/processes and provides guidance, auditing, mentoring, and analysis support to the management team.   
  • Support development of the department's annual execution plan and develops area specific, goals and objectives.   
  • Provide input and work collaboratively with peers and other departments to achieve capital, production and/or maintenance projects/schedules.   
  • Fills in for the Mine Manager/Mine Superintendent as required.


  • Environmental/Physical Demands:
  1. Work in extreme low temperatures down to minus 40 Celsius.
  2. Physically able to use all standard hand tools and lifting up to 25 kg.
  3. Operation of equipment for 12 hour long daily shifts for a two week period.

Main Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering. 
  • Professional Engineer registered in Nunavut (or with the capability to register).
  • 8-10 years of open pit mining experience with at least 3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Experience in Iron Ore will be highly regarded
  • Arctic experience would be beneficial.
  • Experience working with aboriginal people and communities would be an asset.
  • Experience working in remote mining camps.


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