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Principal Strategic Planning Engineer

If you thrive on success and team work in a team culture, Agnico Eagle offers career opportunities on a global scale. We provide rewarding and challenging work that will help you grow your skills and your career. Agnico Eagle is committed to creating meaningful opportunities for our employees and we encourage everyone who works for us to contribute to their full potential. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We provide a safe work environment and seek to ensure all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, free from harassment, discrimination, bullying and retaliation. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Disability-related accommodations during the application and selection process are available upon request. Interested? We hope you are.



At Agnico Eagle, our values never waver. We believe in trust, respect, equality, family and responsibility. Why? Because they express who we are and they have helped us succeed in business for over 60 years.


We value you – your unique set of skills and experience. We value your willingness to build those skills and make a meaningful contribution to our company. And, we value your commitment to treat every person on our team with respect, helping us to operate safely, protect the environment and make a positive contribution to our local communities.


The Macassa Mine is a high-grade gold producer, with grade improving at depth, and a key valuation driver for Agnico Eagle.  Located in the Town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, the Macassa Mine remains one of the highest gold grade mines in the world. Macassa commenced operations in 2002, and with the discovery of the South Mine Complex has been able to increase its level of production significantly over the past five years. The mine is located in an area with well-developed infrastructure, including a provincial highway, a railway system and a private airport. High-grade ore is processed at the Macassa Mill, which currently has available capacity and is located in close proximity to the mine. 

The Principal Strategic Planning Engineer will work as the subject matter expert in mine engineering, planning and design and as part of the technical team, responsible for a two-year project to support Macassa Mine to review, re-evaluate options and improve its grade control, ventilation, geotechnical, mine design and planning. The position is preferably located in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, however flexible arrangements are available for a top tier candidate and may report to any Agnico Eagle office location.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic mine planning, mine budgeting and reporting
  • Gap analysis between current mine planning practices and industry best practices
  • Provide technical support for significant mine planning projects, studies, and reviews
  • Mineral reserve estimation, economic analysis and investment decision making process
  • Elaboration of LOMP, 5-year plans and budget planning


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Degree in Mining Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of mining experience in underground mining within senior technical roles
  • Significant exposure to strategic mine planning, corporate development, and mine operation
  • Experience in underhand cut-fill, long-hole, and mechanized cut-and-fill
  • Experience with Deswik planning software
  • Experience with mine studies, feasibility studies, and trade-offs
  • Experience in gold or other high unit value metals
  • Good understanding of regulatory standards related to mining in Ontario
  • A post-graduate degree specializing in a field related to mining or business/administration is preferred


Together, we are building a world-class gold mine and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team.  All our team members are rewarded with a competitive benefits package and on-the-job perks, including:

•    Competitive salary 
•    Group Benefit package
•    Training and learning opportunities

Should you be the successful candidate for this role, you will be contacted by a member of our Human Resources Department to schedule an interview.

Together, we are Going for Gold in everything that we do and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team.