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Engineering Manager

Campbellton, TX 78008

Posted: 01/24/2024 Job Number: 21163036

Job Description

Title: Engineering Manager Location: San Miguel Lignite Mine
(Pay Grade commensurate with experience)

Reports to: General Mine Manager
Department: Engineering

Job Summary:

The engineering manager is responsible for the engineering, geology, and surveying departments. This position is responsible for short-and long-range planning, assisting with budgets, AOP, cost saving studies, directs capital equipment expenditure programs, and directs the Engineering Department.


Essential Duties:
  • Safety Culture Enhancement: Amplify the mine's safety culture by emphasizing proactive safety behaviors, comprehensive training programs, and rigorous safety procedures.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure strict adherence to all safety, health, environmental policies, and governmental regulations.
  • Team Development: Actively coach, mentor, evaluate, and train staff, fostering an environment that encourages professional growth and succession planning.
  • Assisting with plans, budget, and equipment assessment: Regularly evaluate present and future plans, budgets, and equipment requirements for the mine and any related construction needs.
  • Policy Administration: Uphold and administer the Company's policy, reinforcing its principles and guidelines throughout the mine's operations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Oversees the Engineering services provided in support of Client requirements and the needs of the General Mine Manager, along with the departmental needs of Operations, Maintenance, Safety, and Administration.
  • Supervises the Engineering Department technical staff consisting of engineers and surveyor(s),
  • Ensures that the department produces a superior product in terms of timely quantity, quality and accuracy.
  • Responsible for specifications, communication and control related to the successful implementation of the mine permits, ground control plan, mining plan, resource requirements, operating costs, reclamation plan, and the coal reserve characterization, recovery and delivered quality.
  • Responsible for implementation of the Management Services Contract with SMECI.
  • Creates the Annual Mine Plan and Life of Mine Plan for Client approval.
  • Responsible for assisting in evaluation of Capex equipment needs, specifications, and economic impact to efficiently and economically achieve the AMP and LOMP.
  • Performs in-depth analysis and interpretation & recommendations of technical solutions.
  • Measures operational performance and reports results of Key Performance Indicators vs Plan.
  • Provides GPS and survey controls to assist Operations in execution against the Plan.
  • Reviews, provides analysis, and resolves complex field engineering/construction problems and discrepancies.
  • Provides interpretation of plans, detail sheets, and specifications for Operations.
  • Provides work guidance to technical staff within the scope of the SMLM project.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, SurvCadd, Excel, GPS, Vulcan, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Working knowledge of financial and accounting principals
  • Detailed oriented –numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Flexibility –plans and priorities change quickly.
  • Trustworthy –work on projects that are not for public knowledge, confidential employee issues
  • Leadership –direct multiple individuals directly reporting to the engineering manager.
  • Training –Develop others as needed in that the department is cross-trained by job function and receives technical training, as required.
  • Approachable –ensure employees feel comfortable bringing ideas to this position.
  • Ability to manage both up and down the organization.
  • Develop positive relationships with the client.

Education and Training:
  • Engineering degree in Mining, Civil, Geology or related field.
  • Advanced Engineering degree or MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years'mining experience, preferably in coal employing dragline operations.
  • A Professional Engineering License preferred.
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