Engineering Manager
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 5/12/2017

Job Description

Summary Description:                                                                    

Responsible for engineering, permitting, environmental compliance, and reclamation planning for site.  This includes development of accurate and functional long-range mine plans, annual budget plans and forecasts, accurate and functional monthly short-range plans, monthly mining statistical reporting/analysis, engineering studies for capital acquisitions, surveying support for operations, and negotiation with regulatory authorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:             

  • Participate and promote safety processes, systems, programs, and mine engineering designs which provide the safest possible work environment.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop junior employees, preparing subordinates for career growth and building succession within the company/corporation.
  • Coordinate and prepare annual budget mine plans and present them to the customer
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly forecasts and present them to corporate
  • Manage the monthly closing and forecasts for each mine area and coordinate variance analysis
  • Provide engineering support for strategic company projects
  • Oversee development, submittal and approval of mine operating permits and other regulatory permits.
  • Coordinate permits and regulatory reporting for all mining areas
  • Coordinate compliance with permits and regulations
  • Maintain good working relationships with state and federal regulators
  • Survey tons mined by lease for royalty calculations

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Environmental field
  • Eight to ten years of mining and regulatory related experience 
  • Previous supervisory experience is required 
  • Must have good organizational skills
  • PE certification desirable
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and systems
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills

Job Snapshot

About Us

Westmoreland Coal Company began mining in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854 as a Pennsylvania corporation. In 1910, we incorporated in Delaware and continued our focus on underground coal operations in Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Basin. We moved our headquarters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Colorado in 1995. Today, we are an energy company with 13 coal mines in the western U.S. and Canada, a stake in an activated carbon plant and char production facility and two coal-fired power generation units. Our headquarters are located in Englewood, Colorado and we have approximately 2,900 employees.

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