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Projects Scheduler

Department Technical Services Date Posted 2/24/2021

Position Type Full Time Reference No. 2021-041

DivisionCanadian Operations Centre (Timmins, ON) LocationCanadian Operations Centre, Timmins, ON, CA


At Detour Gold we firmly believe that the success of the business is a direct result of our employees. In 2007 we began as a junior exploration company and today, we're one of Canada's leading gold producers, employing approximately 1000 people.

The future at Detour Gold is bright. The Detour Lake Mine has a mine life of 23 years with a gold production profile averaging 660,000 ounces per year, making it the largest gold mine in Canada.

Putting safety first, hard work and determination and working collaboratively are some of the characteristics of our amazing team - exactly what we're looking for in future employees.

Interested?  We hope you are.


Based at the Canadian Operations Centre in Timmins, ON, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Projects Scheduler to join our Projects team.


The Projects Scheduler will be responsible for assisting in the planning, development and coordination of project schedules, including tracking, data analyses and report generation. The scheduler will work closely with the on-site project teams to ensure schedules are available in a timely manner. Schedules accurately will reflect construction resources, time requirements and project completion dates. All scheduled work will be required to minimizes downtime, maximizes productivity and adheres to company business processes, safety policies and procedures.



Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and develop master project schedules in MS Project.
  • Update the master schedule, detailing the sequence of all work to be performed to ensure the schedule is realistic and accurate.
  • Update detailed schedules in conjunction with construction work and supply packages.
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance.
  • Identify critical path tasks/activities and delays that impact a project.
  • Investigate alternatives to assist in minimizing or removing any lost time in the schedules.
  • Analyze critical path and constraints to determine the effects of changes.
  • Generate daily/weekly/monthly performance reports, complete with analyses to monitor performance and take proactive measures to address and mitigate risk in achieving the plan.
  • Review contractors’ schedule status and provide feedback on their performance.
  • Identify areas within the schedule that can be improved or changed.
  • Assist project teams in achieving project strategies and targets.
  • Proactively identify project conflicts and assist the project team in effectively managing a resolution.
  • Other duties as applied from time to time.



Our ideal candidate has:​​​

  • College diploma or university degree.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a scheduler.
  • Experience with MS Project.
  • Self-directed individual with the ability to work efficiently in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Familiar with construction and scheduling terms.
  • Experience with planning.
  • Engineering and construction experience a benefit.
  • Previous work experience in a mining environment.



Together, we are building a world-class gold mine and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team. All of our team members are rewarded with a competitive benefits package and on-the-job perks, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Group Benefit package
  • Training and learning opportunities


Should you be the successful candidate for this role, you will be contacted by a member of our Human Resources Department to schedule an interview.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.

Detour Gold is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity in its workforce, and encourages applications from qualified candidates. We welcome applications from our Indigenous partner communities which will be given priority consideration during the applicant screening process. Where possible, accommodations are made for qualified applicants with self-declared disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and require an accommodation because of a disability, you are encouraged to advise a Human Resources representative, who will consult with you to determine an appropriate accommodation.

Detour Gold thanks all applicants, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The Company reserves the right to conduct relevant testing of shortlisted applicants in an effort to determine the preparedness of candidates to succeed in the roles for which they have applied.