September 16, 2022

Mining Engineer/Estimator

Kamloops BC - Full-time Permanent

Full Job Description

Rock Construction & Mining Inc. is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced Mining Engineer/Estimator to work with our technical team on mining and construction projects across Canada. This position will be based out of our head office in Kamloops, with occasional out-of-town work and comes with industry best wages and benefits.

About Us: 

Join one of Canada’s largest rock excavation contractors specializing in drilling and blasting operations. Scope of works include construction and mining projects of every size and complexity in locations across Canada.

Since 2002, ROCK has secured its reputation as a trusted partner in drilling and blasting applications such as road and highway construction, quarry and mine production, infrastructure foundations and hydroelectric development. Founded with the philosophy of providing a safe, efficient, and guaranteed service, in meeting all client expectations. ROCK believes that people are the greatest asset and utilizes the valuable resources gained through worker engagement.


The role will have the following responsibilities:


  • Review tender documents and blueprints
  • Perform take-offs to determine the volume/area/quantity of material included in RFQ’s
  • Understand project quantities, logistics and scheduling
  • Understand equipment requirements, manpower and materials needed
  • Obtain and review quotes from outside services and suppliers
  • Attend pre-tender site meetings
  • Prepare and submit the final tender package
  • Attend pre-job start-up meetings
  • Submit pre-job document requirements
  • Liaison between the project owner, management, and project team


  • Establishing site control/localization for GPS
  • Topographical surveys (Topcon GPS and drone)
  • Staking of boreholes from blast design
  • As-built survey for drilled boreholes

Project Coordination: 

  • Attend pre-job start-up meetings
  • Submit pre-job document requirements
  • Liaison between the project owner, management, and project team
  • Reporting on quantities for billing

Personal Attributes: 

  • Highly organized, detail orientated able to prioritize
  • Work accurately and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills with Word, Excel, Outlook, and AutoCAD
  • Ability to work with others as a team
  • Good rapport with customers and service-oriented
  • Knowledge of OHS and Mining Regulations is considered an asset
  • The position is local to Kamloops, but travel will be required to specific projects outside of the area within Canada
  • Valid Drivers License

Desired education: 

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Technology or Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Preferred areas of study: Mining, Civil, Geotechnical, Mechanical or Geomatics
  • AutoCAD
  • PMI training is considered an asset

Desired experience: 

  • Civil3d Drafting
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Mining
  • Civil Construction – earthworks/infrastructure

The above experience is considered valuable, but training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A competitive salary and benefit package is offered for this position, and is negotiable based on knowledge and experience.

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications and queries are welcomed via email or via the chat function. Please do not call the office.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)


  • Estimating/Project Management: 3 years (preferred)
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