Mine Planner - EMILI Project

Job location:
Échassières, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Created moment:
April 4, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07095

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Mine Planner - EMILI Project

Job Summary

Part of the Business Area Performance Minerals EMEA Project EMILI team. PM EMEA industrial footprint: 80 sites in 24 countries - 3700 employees - €1.2b revenue. PM EMEA mining footprint: 35 extractive sites in 11 countries.

The project is located at Imerys’ Beauvoir site in France (Allier).  The role will be based on site.



  • Design the Project’s mining operations including:

  • Current kaolin operations, open pit and stockpiles

  • Infrastructure, roads and site access, water management

  • Assist with the development of the planned underground operations, including: 

  • Exploration galleries and stockpiles

  • Main project: capital and operational development, production, and ventilation

  • Elaborate, schedule, challenge and mitigate mine plans based on technical and financial parameters (1 to 5 years)

  • Implement, survey and audit planned scenarios. Track performance and propose corrective action plans for identified deviations

  • Define and maintain industry best practices in underground mining including geotechnical and hydrogeological aspects

  • Work with consultants to ensure technically robust solutions

  • Management of data and technical reporting

  • Interface with other workstreams, notably process, engineering, permitting and environment; Presentations to and liaising with other project stakeholders



Key competencies

  • Health and Safety - commitment and leadership

  • Mine Planning - development of mine plans, designs, schedules, etc., for underground and open pit mines.  UG stope optimization practices, open pit optimization. Waste dump design and scheduling.

  • Mining Studies - Integration and technical awareness of other mining technical disciplines, notably: geology & resource modelling, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, tailings and mining waste management.

  • Technical Reporting - competence in writing technical reports in support of Mineral Reserves

  • Communication & relationships - both technical and non-technical subjects to a wide range of stakeholders, both verbally and written.  Able to establish relationships and facilitate work through peers, superiors, and colleagues.

  • Consultant Management - being able to work with external consultants to deliver on-time and on specification deliverables

  • Self-motivating - driven, organised, ability to take personal responsibility whilst being able to receive feedback and strive for improvement and development

  • English - at operational level

  • French – at operational level

  • Analytical and rigorous - specifically in areas of data collection and management

  • Software - functional ability with at least one mine planning software package alongside standard business packages


Ideal background/ experience

Experienced mining professional, working as a mine planner with experience in survey and designing. Preference for significant open pit experience, some knowledge of underground (bulk mining) would be considered beneficial.


Typical profile

  • Mining engineer or mine geologist

  • 10 years’ experience with high levels of exposure to industry best practices within the metals sector

Position Type

Full time



Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

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.