Manager of Engineering
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 3/27/2017

Job Description

This position is responsible for the development of long and short term mine plans, mine plans designs, geological services in accordance with overall company objectives. The position is responsible for developing budgets and forecasts for mine engineering projects and engineering department. The position is responsible for the mentoring and development of department personnel.  The incumbent will work closely with Mine Management to ensure engineering plans support the safe and cost efficient operation of the mine.  The incumbent will assume other duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Specific Accountabilities

Job Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for short range mine plans for the purpose of government reports, budgets, forecasts, cost comparisons and mine objectives.
  •  Ensure geological model, pit design, equipment selection, production scheduling and reclamation plan meet the mine objectives.
  •  Prepare and review relevant Acquisition for Expenditures (AFE) and feasibility studies.
  •  Prepare engineering annual capital and operating budgets.
  •  Ensure the changes in environment and safety legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines are reviewed and updated at the mine site.
  •  Ensure the mines meet the criteria set out by the (AEP) in the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act Approval.
  •  Ensure the mines meet the criteria set out by the Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) in the Mine License Approval.
  •  Ensure the engineering department is aware of all the relevant sections and responsibilities within the Safety Health and Environment guidelines.
  •  Prepare permits and mine license applications.
  •  Manager customer relations within the Coal Supply Agreements.
  •  Assist in land management, special projects and economic evaluations.
  •  Ensure all personnel are properly trained in all aspects of safety and engineering functions within the department.
  •  Assume other duties and/or responsibilities as required in response to changing circumstances and the economic and physical environment of the Mine or Company.

Job Requirements

  • Ideally the incumbent should have a degree in Mine Engineering with 8 to 10 years related experience.  
  • The incumbent should also be registered in a professional organization, such as APEGA and be registered as a Professional Engineer.

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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