Project Manager, Pitarrilla Underground (12 to 18 Month Contract)
SSR Mining
The Project Manager, Pitarrilla Underground will work closely with the corporate Operations team in Vancouver, as well as the team in Mexico. This role will lead the advancement of the Pitarrilla Underground project, which is estimated to be approximately $7 million. The ultimate goal of the Project Manager role is to complete decline development and support an infill drill program expected to improve the economics of Pitarrilla.

The Pitarrilla project in Durango, Mexico hosts one of the largest undeveloped silver resources in the world. The project has been re-scoped to a smaller scale 3,000 tonne per day higher grade underground mine. The project establishes underground access to complete an underground drill program from completing and extending an existing adit.


Complete Decline contractor selection and drill bidding process.
  • Evaluate the RFP responses and select preferred partner.
  • Develop all technical specification documents.
  • Develop with legal teams and execute project contract documents.
Develop a detailed project scope, cost estimate and schedule for formal Board approval.
  • Work with Mexico team and contractor to develop mobilization plan and project schedule for decline development, incorporating existing site infrastructure.
  • Integrate the drilling contract and decline activities to ensure optimal schedule.
Ensure Health, Safety, Environmental and Community compliance in alignment with local, international and Corporate standards.
  • Develop site safety protocols.
  • Determine permitting parameters and requirements.
  • Meet all internal and external reporting requirements.
Provide project technical review and oversight to ensure compliance of contractors to design standards, safety policies, schedule and contract.
Develop and manage QA/QC program related to development and drilling activities.
This role will work cooperatively with our Mexican and Corporate teams (including coordination with Geology staff) to leverage internal capabilities to support the project scope and plan.

Required Skills

B.A.Sc. in Engineering
Minimum 10 years of experience in Underground project development roles with previous relevant experience in Latin America.
Fluent in Spanish (written & verbal) and English.
Ability to recruit and lead a small, high-performance team with little external guidance
Proven track record of delivering projects safely on time and to budget
Demonstrable experience in effective community issues management and government interaction


Ability and willingness to travel to Mexico and other North American locations as required

Required Experience