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Geomatics specialist

Rio Tinto

  • Posted on: April 12, 2019
  • Work with an exceptional team of technical and operations people                                
  • Opportunity to deliver value at a mature mining operation
  • Position based at Diavik Mine site. 18 month contract.

About the role

We are looking for Geomatics specialist responsible for delivering survey and CAD services for the DDMI Projects group.  The role includes survey pickup, design, review and layout of engineering designs, preparation of project status reports, record drawings, project cost estimates, schedules, materials management, and assisting project management staff with safe and effective execution.

Located at Lac de Gras, this is a fly in fly out role, reporting to the Survey Supervisor. Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Ensure the safety of the workplace
  • Participate in risk assessments and actively manage the risks of the projects and the business.
  • Develop and/or implement cost effective and NWT Mines Act compliant  earthworks designs for mine site infrastructure such as roads, laydowns, pipe benches, dam embankments and aggregate stockpiles.
  • Coordinate with external survey resources and engineering consultants for the on-time delivery of accurate as-built record information.
  • Track and report stockpile volumes.
  • Assist with preparation of budgets and schedules.
  • Prepare project survey files, forecasts, schedules, construction sign-offs, record drawings.
  • Coordinate between engineering, construction, survey and QC.
  • Assist with project QA/QC systems and documentation.
  • Monitor project progress against budget and forecasted schedule.
  • Maintain effective and on-going communications with the construction management team and contractor concerning issues and challenges
  • Provide input during the review of contractor progress payments and claims process
  • Assist with project commissioning and turn over.  Ensure commissioning systems are applied on all projects
  • Supervise and provide direction to DDMI staff, including Survey Co-op students, Survey consultants.
  • Perform other related duties

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Diploma in Geomatics, Drafting, Civil, Mining or Forestry Technology
  • 5 or more years of experience in construction, civil earthworks or civil infrastructure design
  • Experience supervising technical staff and contractors
  • Have or be eligible for a Northwest Territories Mine Supervisor Certificate – Level 1 or 2
  • Highly developed skills in GPS survey, Civil3D design and drawing development.
  • Knowledge of engineering design and review
  • Knowledge of construction survey, scheduling and cost control
  • Highly developed skills in the area of leadership, organisation, communication, quality orientation, problem resolution and negotiation.
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental standards and legislation
  • Proficient with programs including, Civil3D, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project and Prism
  • Effective writing skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal and active listening skills

Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories. Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

Where you will be working

Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminum and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.          

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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