Mechanical Engineer

Toronto - Ontario - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Mining - Engineering & Design - Professional Bachelor

We’re hiring a Mechanical Engineer for our client, a mining company, to oversee their Bulk Material Handling design development. This is a 1 year contract position with the option to move to a permanent position.

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Megan Pavan, Account manager

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About this role


  • Level of effort scale: Underground Mine 80%, Surface Process Plant 10% and Port Facility 10%.
  • Evaluates key learnings, industry leading practice and innovations in discipline engineering to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Provides custodianship of all vendor data, test work, models and benchmarking
  • Coordinates execution of risk and quality management plans
  • Assure effective management the project’s discipline engineering scope of work.
  • Leads the implementation and monitors effectiveness of improvement initiatives with support from Analysis & Improvement.
  • Identifies and implements capital efficiency and productivity improvements for the project\program of major capital projects.
  • Captures lessons learnt from development & delivery of other Major Capital Projects for incorporation into continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Provides discipline engineering input to value improvement practices.
  • Monitors adoption of Operational Readiness’s technical and discipline engineering standards into the program scope.
  • Collaborates with the Manager Project Engineering to provide discipline engineering expertise to support the project’s integrated scope, cost & schedule requirements.
  • Works directly with EPCM to develop, review approve Functional specifications and Selection criteria for each procurement package.
  • Work with EPCM and the Operational Readiness team to ensure Master Data requirements are included in the equipment procurement packages. Evaluate bids accordingly.
  • During Project Bridging Phase, oversee development of equipment specifications and the materials handling design.
  • Ensure project requirements (safely / timely / budget / people / quality) are consistently conveyed
  • Accountable for adhering to the process of costing, budgeting and forecasting in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Compliance with business level processes.
  • Good working relationship with the EPCM, Suppliers and Equipment manufacturers.
  • Good working relationship with Ops Readiness and Area engineers;
  • Standardization through the development of specifications, with good understanding of risk /value/effort/cost proposition in standardization decisions.
  • Documented implementation of the Prevention Through Design program.
  • Integration of satellite engineering design teams in to a larger working group.

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience in underground mining operations is required; particularly in bulk material handling, underground Potash or other mineral / soft rock mining operations is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Design life cycle of equipment such as Specification development, Procurement, Vendor engineering and design approval cycles.
  • Familiarity with Strategic Procurement elements such as standardization, equipment and spares consolidation, and Vendor management.

  • A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience and advanced knowledge of multidiscipline engineering and industry standard practices.
  • Previous experience with large operational development projects
  • Superior interpersonal skills to interact and influence consultants and stakeholders.
  • Experience in utilizing data-centric, 3D model, and digital project delivery tools.
  • Experience/understanding of Bulk Materials Handling design software to interpret and understand the fundamentals of conveyor design.
  • Experience with oversight, due diligence review, managing or supervising EPCM work in site/construction conditions as well in as in office environments.
  • Previous experience designing, manufacturing, integrating, construction and commissioning of bulk material handling equipment for underground potash or soft-rock mining, surface and port applications.
  • Knowledgeable of the assembly, commissioning, and maintenance of bulk material handling equipment for underground mining, surface and port applications.

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB211067
  • Location: Toronto
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Mining
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Closing date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Feel free to contact


Megan Pavan

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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