Ingénieur en ventilation minière / Mine ventilation Engineer’s
Montreal, Canada
1d ago

Main purpose of job

The candidate will report to the Ventilation Engineering Director. The mine ventilation Engineer's main job is to ensure a controlled steady supply of fresh and clean air for the underground workers throughout the different mining activities.

The mine ventilation Engineer has to evaluate the different airflow requirements throughout the life of the mine in order to complete a Life of Mine Ventilation Plan (LOMVP).

Using the LOMVP, the mine design and mining method used, the Engineer has to design the ventilation system in the most advantageous economically manner while maintaining a safe working environment.

Using simulation software’s and the theory on fluid dynamics, the mine ventilation Engineer shall size the different fans required to ventilate the working places.

The mine ventilation Engineer is to perform quantity and quality surveys of the mine ventilation network to evaluate if the ventilation is compliant with the regulations in place.

Ventilation performance analysis and mine ventilation designs shall be accomplished through known commercial software and through the Howden proprietary SmartEXEC mine ventilation design, control and optimization tool.

The mine ventilation Engineer shall perform feasibility studies of the implementation of Ventilation-On-Demand (VOD) and ventilation controls optimization systems including data collection, data analysis and report writing.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in mine ventilation as well as the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion.


  • Expected to travel to other Howden & customer locations up to 40% of the time
  • At the start of the projet, the Engineer will have to spend several Months in the Montreal offices of Howden-Simsmart prior to perform onsite support in Saskatchewan.
  • Accountabilities

  • Apply theories and techniques of mining ventilation and safety engineering
  • Design mine ventilation and related controls to comply with regulations, safety and production requirements
  • Study and advise on underground mine ventilation systems compliance to requirements
  • Test air quality in mines for compliance with regulations and standards
  • Perform airflow surveys with anemometers for compliance with regulations and standards
  • Recommend alteration or installation of mine ventilation works
  • Work in underground mines, conducting experiments, which can often be hot, tiring, dirty and dusty.
  • Be prepared to travel and fly in and out to on-site work.
  • Essential skills, knowledge & behaviours

  • A bachelor degree in mining engineering with a specialty in mine ventilation or a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering with underground mine ventilation experience.
  • Good business English communication skills, both written and verbal. Same in the Spanish and French languages would be a plus.
  • A minimum of 3-4 years of experience in a similar position is required.
  • Desirable skills, knowledge & behaviours

  • Experience in monitoring and control systems
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