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Mine Engineer


SodaSprings, ID, US Gillette, WY, US

Requisition ID: 99042 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Mining 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Mine Engineer, you will be a key contributor to the success of Kiewit managed mining properties. You will be expected to be a job-site leader in health and safety, ensuring quality of reporting and workmanship, and that all engineering work is completed in a professional and ethical manner. 

District Overview

Kiewit Mining Group has grown steadily to become one of North America’s leading producers of high-quality, high-energy coal and is ranked as one of the top 10 coal producers in the nation. We are built on a solid foundation of safety, quality, production and integrity.  


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


  • Understand and comply with all federal, state, and company health, safety, and environmental requirements.
  • Perform long/short range equipment planning, scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Establish and maintain communications between all levels of supervision and management.
  • Perform engineering tasks requiring standard techniques and handling minor problems of a technical nature arising   during mining operation.
  • Short-range mine planning involving dragline design, truck-shovel design, regrade design and estimating.
  • Integrate plans with short and mid-range mine plans.
  • Develop and assist in annual budgets including cost and financial analysis.
  • Assist in regulatory permitting.
  • Investigate problems and/or reported incidents; identify and recommend solutions/alternatives as appropriate.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Undergraduate degree in Mining, Civil Engineering, or equivalent degree.
  • Three or more years’ post-graduate field experience in mining or similar environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Participative experience in mining operations safety.
  • Understanding of process improvement and change initiatives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to or relocate, long term, to job sites.
Working Conditions
  • Fast-paced working mine environment; must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management, staff and craft personnel while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; occasionally lift and move up objects up to 50 pounds. Work in potentially wide ranging climates and environment in uneven terrain.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.