Victoria Gold Corporation is developing the Eagle Gold
Project; an open pit gold mine located 85 km by road from the town of Mayo,
central Yukon Territory, Canada. The mine will deliver ore to a 29,500 metric
tons per day heap leach processing facility that includes three stage crushing
and agglomeration. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2013 with
commissioning in 2015. These dates are contingent on achieving regulatory
approvals, expected to be in hand to allow construction in April/May 2013.
Additionally the Company will improve some 43 km of access
road to the site and construct a 44 km, 69 kV power line from a new tap point
on the existing Yukon Energy transmission line between Mayo / Keno and the mine
site. Mine life is approximately 10 years with additional years anticipated for
This will be the first operating mine for Victoria which, to
date, has been exclusively an exploration company. Victoria has several other
active exploration projects in the Yukon. It’s anticipated other mine projects
will follow the Eagle development.
REPORTING AND PROJECT TEAM
The Company has just completed a feasibility study,
confirming the viability of the project has just received conditional
permission to proceed without the need for an Environment Review from the Yukon
Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board. Victoria is in the process
of selecting engineering and vendor resources to commence detailed engineering
and purchase long-lead capital equipment. As part of the owner’s team, the
Chief Engineer will report to the VP Development.
- The individual will be accountable for mine planning
functions, ore control, and mine surveying.
- Accountabilities also include
departmental safety and environmental compliance.
The Chief Engineer will be responsible for:
design and staff the assay laboratory, and helping to determine whether some degree
of automation is cost-effective and implementation is
in the training of personnel as and when required;
in plant commissioning; and
develop operating principles for the mill and heap leach operations.
- The individual will hold a degree in mining, civil or
geological engineering and be familiar with Vulcan mine planning software or be
prepared to convert to Vulcan software.
- Experience in modeling and planning in
precious or base metals in an open pit environment is mandatory.
- The position
requires the individual to have excellent interpersonal and mentoring skills,
to help build a successful mine engineering department.
- The successful
candidate is likely to have a minimum of 5-10 years experience, including experience in a
Victoria Gold offers a competitive salary, commensurate with
this position and an individual’s experience and qualifications. A performance
bonus will be offered together with long-term incentives such as stock options.