Senior Drill and Blast Engineer

Job Title: Senior Drill and Blast Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-09-11
Reference: BH-113908-1
Contact Name: Kyleigh Semmens
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 12, 2019 16:11

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base. Our client is currently seeking a Senior Drill and Blast Engineer.

The Senior Drill and Blast Engineer is part of the Engineering department and collaborate with other departments. She/he will perform good engineering practices in terms of leading and furthering development of drill & blast program. The incumbent will ensure that the goals and objectives are achieved, while promoting and respecting the company’s culture, Health & Safety Code of Conduct and the environment.

  • Lead drill and blast optimization including fragmentation studies, drill bit analysis, productivity analysis , caved holes, and misfire root cause analysis
  • Optimize drill, loading, and tie in
  • Ensure compliance with environmental stewardship programs and work with the Environmental department to optimize drill and blast design;
  • Complete drill and blast monthly forecast and annual budget;
  • Liaise with other departments  to create drill and blast schedule and pattern layout
  • Provide mentorship, experience expertise, technical guidance, and training for personnel working with drilling and blasting activities;




  • College’s degree in Mine or Geological Engineering;
  • 7-10 years’ experience within drilling and blasting;
  • Strong understanding of drilling ad blasting operational practices;
  • Professional Engineering registration or equivalent