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Senior Mining Engineer

Job Location

On site

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Type of Job

Полно работно време

Published Date

12 November 2022 at 23:00:00

About the job


Life-of-Mine Planning and Reserves:

  • Preparing long term designs, schedules and sensitivity analysis

  • Calculating Cut Off Grade (COG) and Net Smelter Return (NSR) Cut-Offs

  • Estimating long term equipment requirements 

  • Preparing financial models 

  • Coordinating with various stakeholders on strategic timelines (permits, licenses etc)

  • Preparing technical reports and presentations 

  • Collaborating with Technical Services, Mining, Processing and Finance departments to determine optimal production and costing assumptions for annual budget planning

  • Working with Technical Services to prepare annual Mining & Processing physicals

  • Identifying risks & opportunities and preparing relevant analysis

Transition and other Capital Projects, including but not limited to:

  • Liaising with the Technical Services team regarding scheduling, commissioning and integrating the Backfill Plant and underground reticulation system within existing operations

  • Developing practical solutions for the optimal extraction of Mineral Resources with the use and implementation of multiple mining methods (eg. Sub Level Caving, Cut & Fill and Long Hole Stoping) 

  • Assisting the Maintenance department with development of engineering designs and plans for underground pumping and reticulation systems

  • Involvement and leadership as required to deliver Cut & Fill change management 

  • Support development of a Backfill Management Plan

  • Support Mining and Technical Services teams to ensure safe execution of the 910 level cave void filling project

  • Assist with drill and blast, ventilation and other operational improvement projects 

  • Review suitability of UG equipment electrification options

  • Review suitability of UG crushing, screening and ore sorting options

  • Provide Deswik training to Sasa Mining Engineers, supporting implementation of Monthly and Weekly planning


  • Ethics and Values - Adheres to an effective set of core values and beliefs and acts in accordance. Rewards the right values and disapproves of others

  • Action-Oriented - Full of energy, willing to act

  • Composure - Cool under pressure, not knocked off balance by the unexpected, is a settling influence

  • Values Diversity - Supports fair and equal treatment for all

  • Approachability - Easy to talk to, able to put others at ease

  • Directing Others - Sets direction, distributes work, lays out clear plans, is organized

  • Motivating Others - Empowers others, creates a climate in which people want to do their best,shares ownership and visibility

  • Building Effective Teams - Knows when and how to use teams and uses them effectively

  • Managerial Courage - Takes appropriate action when necessary; faces up to problem people situations

  • Drive for Results - Reliable performer who can be counted on to achieve consistent results

  • Process Management - Understands and uses an efficient workflow to get more out of fewer resources

  • Innovation Management - Able to manage the creative process of self and others


  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering with relevant industry experience

  • 7-10+ years in underground mining, preferably with exposure to capital projects

  • Strong mine design and planning experience

  • Production engineering experience including having been responsible for production reporting, drill and blast, ventilation and short to medium term planning

  • Highly competent Deswik CAD, SCHED, IS and SO user 

  • Previous expatriate experience preferred

  • Demonstrated communication skills, including an ability to build relationships with both internal stakeholders and external consultancies

  • Possesses a high understanding of project management, project development, and engineering work methodology

  • Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and an ability to problem-solve

  • Demonstrated commercial insight, strategic thinking, and business acumen

  • Proven ability to effectively present and communicate key technical, financial, safety, environmental and social matters to the board and other stakeholders

  • Have proven experience in the development and management of mine operations

  • Demonstrated track record of establishing and maintaining safe work environments and fostering a strong safety culture

  • Experience and knowledge to ensure compliance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and associated permits

  • Ability to assist with budgeting, set priorities, meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy, and to develop, support, and promote safety, environmental awareness and grow the technical talent of direct reports

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with strong time management skill


  • Strong Deswik CAD, Scheduler (SCHED), Integrated Scheduler (IS) and Stope Optimiser (SO) user with proven experience in mine design and planning of underground mines

  • Strong Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Teams)

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