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Job description

The role primarily focuses developing, communicating and implementing the in-pit production portions of the daily and weekly mine plans. Acting as the central point for multiple departments the work is dynamic and fast paced, involving exposure to both Operations and Mine Technical.

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Imperial Oil is currently looking for Mining Engineers to support the Kearl Asset as part of the site based Short Range Mine Technical Team. The position of “ Mine Planner” will be based at the Kearl Mine Site working a 14 days on and 14 days off fly in-fly out schedule. Responsibilities include:

  • Producing and communicating the daily and weekly mine plans using inputs from Mine Operations, the 2-week Schedulers and the 3 Month Plan. 
  • Regular pit tours with Mine Operations to problem solve, gain alignment and drive successful execution of the Mine Plan.   
  • Ensuring that plans meet Alberta Mines Act and Imperial Oil Safety Standards. 
  • Collaborating with Geotechnical Engineers to identify and address areas of concern for stability, including pit highwalls, dig faces, and stockpiles.
  • Providing consistent ore feed at the correct volumes and grades to the processing plants.
  • Collaborating with the Civil Engineer/Dewatering Planner to coordinate road construction, dewatering, and other mine progression activities. 
  • Optimizing shovel bench designs and developing strategies for mining challenging geology.
  • Optimizing pit and bench accesses to maximize haulage productivity.
  • Collaborating with Waste Planners and Geologists to support the construction of In-Pit Structures and material balancing for the dumps.
  • Ensuring that the required data is created and uploaded into the mine dispatch systems.
  • Managing survey requests and work priorities.




  • Bachelor Degree in Mining Engineering or related fields. Other accountabilities involve continuous improvement to current work practices and ensuring alignment across functions through appropriate change management and communication processes. As well as producing high standard technical deliverables and providing recommendations in various functions across the organization.  A successful candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to prioritize work. The ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines within both Mine Technical and Mine Operations is required. Prior knowledge of Deswik will be an asset.  




  • Minimum of 5 years surface mine experience is required, including but not limited to; mine operations support and execution planning, modeling and design, material balances and mine scheduling, haulage optimization, civil projects, dewatering and tailings. 
  • Must demonstrate safety leadership.
  • Previous field experience in active mine operations is an asset. 
  • Must be willing to work remotely on rotation in a fly in/out operations (14 days on shift and 14 days off shift); camp provided, air travel provided from Calgary or Edmonton or bus transportation from Fort McMurray.
  • Ability to use or learn Deswik or other Mine Planning Software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • If you are a candidate who wishes to self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations or Métis) for eligibility in our preferential Indigenous recruitment program, you must attach a proof of membership letter from your association/settlement/band office to your application. This information will be used solely for the purpose of confirming your eligibility for the preferential recruitment process. Please do not attach a copy of your membership card. Proof of membership must come from one of the following communities: Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort Chipewyan Metis Association, Fort McKay First Nation, Fort McMurray 468 First Nation, Fort McKay Metis Nation/Community Association, Mikisew Cree First Nation, & McMurray Metis


Start date: Q1, 2023


Location: Kearl Site, AB

Your benefits

  • Imperial offers a very competitive benefits package including salary, health care and savings plan contributions. 
  • Imperial provides comprehensive training and supports employees in continuing their learning including a commitment to continuous professional development. Successful candidate will leverage their functional knowledge and skill to provide technical leadership and influence the development of the Kearl oil sands mining project.
  • This position will be a full time fly-in, fly-out camp based role to the Kearl site with a 14 days on/14 days off work schedule. Bussing is available from Fort McMurray, and flights are available from either Calgary or Edmonton. Relocation assistance to Fort McMurray, Calgary or Edmonton is available if required. Bus transportation is also available to Kearl site from Fort McMurray at the beginning and end of each shift rotation for Fort McMurray residents
  • Kearl operations will provide safe, secure and quiet accommodation near to the worksite for employees working on rotating work schedules. Facilities include a private room/washroom for each employee.

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial invests in new technology to responsibly meet today’s energy challenges, reducing our environmental footprint and remaining committed to high safety standards and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours. Our Kearl oil sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, represents the next generation of oil sands mining, and is positioned to provide exciting career opportunities well into the future. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.

Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at Imperial.recruiting@esso.ca


Other considerations:

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required. 
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Certain preferences in the recruitment process will be provided to candidates that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations or Metis) from one of the communities mentioned above. A proof of membership letter from your association/settlement/band office will need to be attached to your application.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.




Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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