Senior Mining Engineer - 8649

St Louis, MO

Senior Mining Engineer - 8649

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-Time Senior Mining Engineer for our St. Louis, MO office.  The following location will also be considered:  Denver, CO.  Be involved in projects with our Mine Engineering & Stability Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. Join our community of high performing engineers, scientists, and business that provide high caliber technical solutions for the development of mineral projects in a safe, cost-effective, and responsible manner. #globalmining

Your Impact

  • As the technical lead, perform strategic modeling, design and engineering analyses duties, including interactive mine design and sequencing utilizing various mine modeling software packages
  • Conduct a full range of mine engineering functions, including:
    • Detailed design of open pit and underground mines
    • Engineering trade-off studies
    • Cost estimation and economic analysis of alternatives
    • Preparation of technical documents including public disclosure documents for Mineral Resources and Reserves
  • Support both the engineering and geologic aspects of projects as necessary
  • Apply Golder’s Project Management standards to manage all aspects of projects
  • Work collaboratively with engineers and technical staff to develop the skills and procedures needed to effectively deliver engineering and consulting assignments
  • Serve as an internal technical resource and provide guidance and mentorship to junior-level staff.
  • Identify, develop, and follow through on new business opportunities
  • Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mining engineering or closely related field
  • Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant post education experience in engineering with an emphasis on open pit and/or underground mine planning, design and scheduling
  • Experience as a consulting engineer or with a technical services role within a mining company
  • Strong English technical writing skills with experience writing proposals and technical reports.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and strategic planning skills
  • Experience utilizing mine planning, design and scheduling software packages such as MineScape, MineSight 3D, Vulcan, Surpac, Deswik, Datamine, Gemcom, Mine 2-4D, and EPS
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Works independently to provide guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software, technology, and tools.
  • Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.
  • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
  • Ability to travel internationally and to remote project locations

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Status, or ability to obtain status of Qualified Person for Disclosure Reporting  
  • Fluency in languages other than English (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese)

Compensation and Benefits

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. Expected Salary: $86,500 - $129,750.

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law