Senior Long Range Mining Engineer


Calgary, AB, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

The successful candidate will be a member of a team that is responsible for strategic planning of the Kearl Oil Sands Project

  • Be a safety leader – support and adhere by all standards and producers and operate with safety as a value.
  • Responsible for long range mine & tailings plans and technical aspects of regulatory applications & reporting
  • Technical guidance and support in continuous improvements studies including integration of mine closure and reclamation with the mine plan
  • Participate in safety, health and environmental assessments
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to junior staff


Key Deliverables

  • Life of Mine Development Plans including:
  • Mine production profiles
  • Mine ore & waste schedules
  • Waste & tailings material balance
  • Haulage plan
  • Mine mobile equipment fleet requirements
  • Pit & structure designs
  • Integration with closure & reclamation plan
  • Economic evaluations
  • Support reserves reporting requirements
  • Support regulatory and commercial submissions & applications
  • Boundary studies and analysis between Imperial and adjacent leases
  • Economic optimization studies in support of continuous improvement studies



  • BSc Mining, Geological, Civil or equivalent Engineering



  • Excellent communication skills
  • 10+ years experience in open pit mine & tailings planning related roles (5+ years considered)
  • Proficient with use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Deswik, AutoCAD and any commercial mine planning software package would be an asset

Start date: August, 2022

Location: Calgary, Alberta 

Your benefits

  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader.  You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve. 
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.
  • Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation as applicable   (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.


Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial invests in new technology to responsibly meet today’s energy challenges, reducing our environmental footprint and remaining committed to high safety standards and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours. Our Kearl oil sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, represents the next generation of oil sands mining, and is positioned to provide exciting career opportunities well into the future.


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: May 22, 2022



Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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