Project Engineer (Contract)

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Denver, Colorado

Job Description

Project Engineer (Contract)
This contractor position will be located in Denver, Co. Some remote work may be possible.
Under general supervision, provides technical expertise, guidance and leadership for a variety of designated engineering projects and programs at assigned project.
This position will support the Tailing Storage Facility (TSF) Engineering manager to manage the consultant developing the TSF detailed engineering phase, and the field support.
Essential Functions:
  • Reviews, investigates and develops appropriate recommendations regarding assigned engineering projects.
  • Serves as Project Manager or technical expert, on a wide range of small to medium site engineering, construction, expansion or modification projects.
  • Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable , practices and engineering.
  • May contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas.
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams, such as PDMC Mill Operations etc.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Job Scope:
  • Nature of work: Works on moderately complex issues, implements solutions through individual effort but may delegate more routine tasks to others.
  • Level of interaction: Collaborates mostly with peers in the same functional area, and/or department and has moderate external interaction. Main function is to support the TSF Engineering manager.
  • Autonomy/decision making: Works under frequent supervision and has limited latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines impacting the individual assigned area of work.
  • Budgetary responsibility: Assists with budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Managerial responsibility: Does not manage people, function, projects or programs.

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) to five (5) years engineering experience in an area or areas relevant to assignment (civil and geotechnical engineering preferred), including project management experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and project engineering and project management.
  • Demonstrate technical competence through engineering and/or operations experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office and other engineering tools (CAD, analytical, mapping)
Language Skills, Certifications and/or Training:
  • Fluency in English.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering.
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions.
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, including the ability to actively listen and to adapt behavior and communication style based upon the audience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in following safety practices, and recognizing, controlling and/or eliminating hazards.
  • Ability to build trust and credibility with employees/peers and establish common goals and expectations.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Experience with metal mining operations, especially with regards to geotechnical, structural, earth and concrete works.
  • Skilled in related engineering software (AutoCAD/Civil 3D, ArcGIS, GoldSim), programming languages

Work Environment:

Rotation is 4 weeks on, 1 week off

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