The incumbent in this position has responsibility for mine planning, permitting (local, state & federal), construction projects, site engineering, and assisting mine management in solving, in the soundest and economic way possible, a wide variety of engineering and mine planning issues as they arise, while ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies.
Coordinate mine-related engineering projects, including managing internal project employees, external contractors and support.
Support management in assigned mine planning and processes and additional engineering projects as they arise; including but not limited to site issues, safety issues and structural - geological troubleshooting.
Work in conjunction with Operations Coordinator and Mine Foreman to design MSHA approved roof control plans, ventilation plans, emergency response plans, and coordinate mine planning to comply with plans.
Inspect mining areas for unsafe structures, equipment and working conditions.
While working in conjunction with Mine Foreman and Operations Coordinator direct surveyor on daily site duties, check surveys, volumetrics, planning layouts and channel samples & roof scoping.
Support management in planning and executing successful mine planning, ventilation, roof control, mining advancements (power center, ventilation, & belts), specifying processes and equipment, advancing miner tracking system, shooting sights, and maintaining mine/quarry map.
Work with Operations Manager in preparing schedules, reports, and estimates of the costs involved in developing and operating the mine(s).
Prepare technical reports for use by management and outside engineering.
Design, develop and implement computer applications using programs such as AutoCad, Carlson software and Trimble for use in mining operations such as mine design, modeling or mapping or for monitoring mine conditions
Support safety and “Safety as a Value” by assisting the GCCE management team in the deployment and sustaining of the GCCE Master Safety Plan; timely review of plan and assisting in necessary updates, monitoring, and training.
Conduct studies of methods to reduce mining and site costs by utilizing engineering techniques involving design modifications, energy applications, conservation, and best practices management.
Assist in long-term capital expenditure planning for mine, quarries, etc.
Support maintenance department by monitoring maintenance costs and works with Maintenance Manager to control undesirable cost impacts.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (BS) from four-year college in engineering with a minimum five years of experience in mining or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum three years’ experience with permitting, submittals, compliance and negotiations with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of current AutoCad and Carlson software as well as other industry applicable software.
PE or E.I.T. Certification, or ability to obtain within 1 year.
3+ years project management experience
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to coordinate, lead, and organize high cost and impact projects.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals and reports, and professional journals.
Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of employees.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are mandatory. Must be able to present complex information in a clear and concise manner. Position requires ability to successfully interact and build relationships with personnel, as well as representatives of government and regulatory agencies.
Additional Salary Information: salary commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 3733
About GCC Energy
GCC (GCC.com) is a rapidly growing multi-national vertically integrated company mainly devoted to the manufacture and sale of Portland cement and related products. Operations include GCC Energy an underground coal mine (King II) in Hesperus, CO. GCC Energy is currently recruiting for an experienced mining engineer to join our team. Duties to include mine planning, MSHA plans, construction projects, surveying and permitting among other engineering and operational projects. Producing coal for use in the manufacturing of cement we serve a niche market with a bright future. High quality coal in strong demand, long term reserves and excellent working conditions. Competitive salary and full benefits. Located in beautiful Southern Colorado the mine is in close proximity to Durango, Farmington, Cortez and Mancos. Durango, CO was voted #3 in Livability.com’s list of 100 best small towns to live in and is an outdoor lover’s paradise.