Chief Mine Engineer – (planning / LOM / openpit / bulk commodities) - West Africa

Reference Number: 9461911NDS
Job Description:
Reporting to the Mining Manager, the Chief Mining Engineer is responsible to provide strategic and operational expertise to the mine technical functions including planning, survey, geology, drill & blast area to ensure that the life of mine plans are prepared in a structured, accurate and timely manner to improve overall productivity of the company.
  • Work with the department manager for the zero base budget preparation for OPEX and CAPEX.
  • Driving of signing off mine contractors payment certificates
  • Ensure definition of the Mine Planning processes, systems, inputs, planning guidelines and outcomes
  • Defining the system support requirements and ensuring their introduction and effective utilisation to deliver timely and accurate mine plans and schedule
  • Development and execution of the processes to enable optimised LOM, 3 year, 1 year and 3 month plans to be developed for the mining operation in order to deliver both short and long term shareholder value
  • Reporting of progress against plan, highlighting variances and action required to address these
  • Evaluation and interpretation of the Geological model and the preparation of an optimised Mine plan and mining sequence
  • Budget outcomes and Maximisation of asset utilisation
  • Mining layouts and schedules, Clearing and Rehabilitation schedules and Survey scheduling
  • Responsible for the evaluation of geological data and resource information and the provision of regular reserve reconciliations to enable accurate reserve depletion status to be determined
  • Responsible for the transfer of knowledge and training of other employees within the Technical Department
Requirements: Qualification and Skill:
  • Degree in Mining Engineering from recognized University
  • Minimum 10 year’s experience in open pit mine planning environment, preferable in bulk commodities such as iron ore and bauxite
  • Use of Mining Software (Including GEMS, Surpac, Minesched, Whittle)
  • Ability to reflect on what is occurring in order to identify trends and diagnose emerging problems, proactively initiating actions to prevent or overcome problems identified
  • Ability to manage a technical department and liaise with peers in other sections
  • Contract Mining Management experience very essential
  • COMPETENCIES: Forward planning; time management; commitment to timeframes; attention to detail; planning and organising; influencing and collaborating, planning, organising and budgeting; driven for results; commercial and contractual acumen; commitment to health and safety protocols
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Permanent positon
  • USD tax free salary
  • Fly in fly out roster: 9 weeks on 3 weeks off
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Nicky Stubbs
Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant
CA Mining: Global Recruitment
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