Website New Gold

Requisition ID 5408 – Posted 08/04/2022 – 7000 New Gold – Rainy River Mine – Emo, Ontario

Make an impact at Canada’s premier mining company.

When you advance your career at New Gold, you are joining a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the operation, development and exploration of mineral properties. Our mission is be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable value for our employee, shareholders, the communities in which we live and work and our environment.  New Gold would like to acknowledge the lands and resources of the Treaty 3 Territory and respect the traditional values of our First Nation partners.  To learn more about New Gold, visit our website at To learn more about our culture and people practices, visit the Career page.

New Gold attracts and hires highly skilled individuals. By joining our team, you can look forward to:

  •     A stimulating values-based work environment
  •     A culture of collaboration and inclusion
  •     Inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  •     Career development opportunities
  •     A deeply rooted commitment to responsible mining, health and safety and community engagement
  •     A competitive total compensation program
  •     A comprehensive benefits package including a retirement savings plan

Rainy River Mine
Situated in beautiful northwestern Ontario, 65 km northwest of Fort Frances, the Rainy River Mine is an open pit, gold and silver producing, residential mine site.
The Rainy River Mine, located adjacent to the Ontario / Minnesota border is 65 Kilometers northwest of Fort Frances, Ontario and is situated half way between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Thunder Bay, Ontario  The area is home to more than 130 species of birds and large populations of moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, winter sports and lake country then this is an area you will love to live and work in.

About the Role:
Schedule: 5/2 & 4/3 or rotation
Position Reports To: Chief Engineer
Position Overview:
The Senior Min Engineer will provide clarity and focus for the engineering group to achieve and surpass the mine’s safety and production targets and to add value to the operation. They will develop high confidence mine plans based on historical performance and improve mine recovery. The successful candidate will also support the growth of members in the engineering group through performance review, training, guidance, and mentoring to reach their maximum potential.

Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Chief Mine Engineer, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Promote innovation and continuous improvement in safety by reviewing existing engineering designs and new designs
  • Review plans and designs for regulatory compliance and compliance to Company policies, procedures and standards
  • Promote and adhere to Company environmental and sustainability policies
  • Lead underground mine engineering team in a safe and efficient manner to achieve departmental and corporate business objective
  • Be accountable for monthly Engineering department deliverable
    • Month Plan/Weekly Plan
    • Month End Reporting
    • Compliance to plan Tracking and Reporting
    • Improvement project reporting
    • Stope reconciliation
  • Support yearly budget and company business planning exercise
  • Optimize grade control and minimize dilution through effective incorporation of geologic data and task in mine plan
  • Liaise with Geotech team and incorporate guidance into mine plan
  • Provide guidance to operating departments to maximize production, plan their activities and accurately measure key mining parameters
  • Manage consultants and contractors on engineering projects
  • Contribute to the preparation of engineering studies
  • Mentor and coach Engineers in Training and Junior Engineers


  • A Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering or equivalent engineering degree
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and in good standing order with PEO and or eligible for membership with the PEO
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of mine operation and engineering experience in underground mine
  • Strong experience in underground mine planning, design, scheduling, production and project management
  • Be technically competent and have a good understanding of key business drivers for gold mining
  • Deswik/MineSight software skill is regarded as an essential asset
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Strong team and leadership skills
  • Strong leadership ability is essential

Why New Gold?

  • Highly competitive base salary, compensation programs and a quarterly incentive program
  • Extended Health & Dental Benefit
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance benefit
  • Defined match contribution to group registered retirement savings account
  • Relocation Package

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process. New Gold does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a forma contractual arrangement with the Company.  Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by New Gold will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.

Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, Accessibility

New Gold is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Indigenous status or any other legally protected factors.  Disability-related accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request.

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