Senior Mining Engineer (US or Canada Offices)


Norwest is seeking a full-time Senior Mining Engineer. This position will be responsible for developing mine models, mine development plans, and selecting equipment for engineering studies. Potential assignments include supporting surface or underground mine development activities through equipment selection, haulage and mine simulations, and timing sequences. The successful candidate will contribute to a wide variety of multi-disciplinary projects related to the energy and mining industries from due diligence and feasibility studies to operational on-site assistance.


  • Using mining software to assess and develop mineral deposits, including developing 2D and 3D mining models.
  • Developing mine plans and mining schedules for surface mines and underground mines including production schedules, haulage simulations, pit designs, ramp designs, underground mine layouts, and underground mine development timing sequences.
  • Preparing mining cost estimates for both surface mines and underground mines.
  • Writing technical reports and providing internal peer review.
  • Presenting mine planning results to clients.
  • Providing consulting expertise to Norwest’s global clients.
  • Developing proposals.
  • Maintaining and fostering client relationships.
  • Providing senior-level oversight and peer review of concepts, designs, and reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience with large surface mining dragline or truck/shovel operations and underground mine development through operational and engineering roles. 
  • Advanced computer skills focusing on Microsoft products, CarlsonTM, SurvCADDTM planning and utility packages, with 3D block modeling software experience, as well as MinexTM, MineSightTM and AutoCAD® systems developed through mining operational work (or similar). 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates with coal, trona, potash, and phosphate industry experience will be given priority consideration.
  • Strong English verbal and technical writing skills, including experience in writing proposals and technical reports.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to support projects, marketing activities, and client needs.
  • Ability to speak a second language will be given priority consideration.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mining, Civil, or Geotechnical Engineering or a related engineering degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ post university experience working in the mining industry, with experience in technical and/or management roles.
  • Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E. or P.Eng.).

Location of Employment

This position will be based in one of our United States offices – Salt Lake City, UT; Charleston, WV; or Denver, CO. There may also be an option for this position to be based in our Vancouver or Calgary offices.

To Apply

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Norwest would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Calls regarding this position will not be accepted, as all recruiting activities are managed via our Recruitment Management System. Only submittals sent via email will be considered for this opportunity. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Norwest Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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