Mine Engineer- Open Pit

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values – Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork – which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

Check us out - www.oceanagold.com 

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Haile Gold Mine is currently seeking a dynamic and driven Mine Engineer to join our Open Pit Planning Team. As a Mine Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in planning, designing, and optimizing our Open Pit operation, emphasizing long-term goals. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with a talented team of professionals. 

We believe in fostering the growth and development of our employees. While this role will start in the Open Pit Planning Team, there are numerous opportunities for career placements within our organization. Future roles could include Underground and Open Pit positions, such as medium-range planning, short-range scheduling, drill and blast, continuous improvement, geotechnical engineering, ventilation engineering, and more. We are committed to providing our employees with the training and support they need to excel in their careers. 

Key tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the engineering, geology, and mine operations team to develop short-range mine plans that optimize production and aligns with mid-range and LOM plans.
  • Collaborate with engineering, geology, and commercial to generate EOM reconciliation of mining areas.
  • Generate mine and drill pattern designs, drill pattern designs, blast timing, activity sequences, and schedules for the short-range mine plan.
  • Generate and analyze weekly, monthly, and bench plan compliance to identify areas for improvement.
  • Monitor and analyze pit and dump progression to identify areas of for improvement. 

Coordinate with other departments to ensure mine plans align with overall production goals. 



  • Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering or related field. 

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in open pit mine planning and design. 

  • Proficiency with mine planning software such as Vulcan, OPMS, Xeras, and/or Whittle. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

Additional Information

  • Our culture values safety, inclusion, and innovative thinking
  • Opportunity to grow with our highly collaborative team with  supportive leadership and flexible schedule
  • Join a global leader in the Mining and Resources sector\


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website:


Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the US 


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