Senior Mining and Resources Planning Manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
December 13, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06659

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Senior Mining and Resources Planning Manager

Job Summary

Job Summary:

We are looking for a self-driven geoscience professional willing to further develop his/her career in mining and industrial minerals. He/She will need a solid background in mining and geology and display excellent communication skills.

The purpose of the Role is to set and monitor standards, facilitate improvement and support the business in areas of Mining, Resource Estimation and Mine Planning. In this role you will work supporting various IMERYS PM EMEA sites on the geological and mine planning with direct responsibilities for some of them.

Scope :

European site of IMERYS EMEA.

Travel :

Up to 50% with potentially extended site based projects as needed

Roles & Responsabilities:

As Sr Mining and Resources Planning Manager you will be a leader demonstrating leadership in Health & Safety through all your  interactions. 

Your primary focus will be technical projects, that could include (not limited to):

  • Field work – geological mapping, drilling, core logging, sampling, laboratory work

  • Geological interpretation, modelling and estimation – data analysis, 3D modelling, block modelling and estimation

  • Develop and demonstrate expertise and knowledge required as CP for Resource and/or Reserve reporting. (Technical report, PERC code knowledge)

  • Mine production support – mapping, grade control sampling, data analysis, Reconciliation, mining Budget preparation, CER writing

  • Mine Planning – The Geology and mining Engineer will deliver mining and mine planning elements of projects, such as pit design, waste dump design, mine scheduling, cashflow modelling, equipment studies etc.

  • Assist in preparation of budgets and stripping planning / capital requests / Heavy mobile equipment

  • Support evaluation of deposit and mineral properties, acquisitions, due diligence and exploration/greenfield project

In this role you will be responsible for the management of these projects, which at times may include the management and supervision of other team members.

To deliver on these projects, you will need to develop familiarity with Imerys’ policies, protocols and best practices.  

Profile :


  • Degree in a Geological Science with a strong mining related component; BS degree - preferably in engineering, mining, or geological engineering



  • 10 years experience as a geology professional in a mining, preferable industrial minerals, context.  Experience and exposure should address all elements of mining related geoscience – exploration, modelling, estimation, production, reconciliation etc.  Geotechnical and mine planning experience is also desirable.

  • In-depth resource estimation experience is desirable

  • Development of Mine plan

  • Operational experience is a plus


Technical skills: 

  • Practical knowledge of geological and mining principles, theories, concepts & techniques

  • Proficiency and flexibility with geological modelling, mine planning and GIS software (leapfrog, surpac, Xpac ..), survey software and geostatistics is a plus

  • Knowledge of the PERC norm and technical reporting



  • Fluent in English


Soft Skills:

  • Good communication skills – both technical and non-technical

  • Adaptable and organised

  • Analytical, rigorous and systematic approach to problem solving

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Autonomous but also able work well in a team environment

  • Communication skills – especially to non-technical audiences

  • Demonstrated self-starter who is self-motivated 


Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.