Chief Mining Engineer (Mining / Openpit / Iron Ore / Bulk Commodity / Planning / Whittle / Surpac) – West Africa

Location: Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone, South Africa
Date Posted: 03-08-2018
Reference Number: 233 0308 MHU
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. Additionally, the Chief Mining Engineer shall provide day-to-day management of its direct reports including performance management and career development.
  • Work with the department manager for the zero base budget preparation for OPEX and CAPEX.
  • Driving of signing off mine contractors payment certificates
  • Responsible for ensuring definition of the Mine Planning processes, systems, inputs, planning guidelines and outcomes
  • Responsible for defining the system support requirements and ensuring their introduction and effective utilisation to deliver timely and accurate mine plans and schedules
  • Responsible for the 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
  • Responsible for the reporting of progress against plan, highlighting variances and action required to address these
  • Responsible for the evaluation and interpretation of the Geological model and the preparation of an optimised Mine plan and mining sequence, ensuring delivery of the following: Budget outcomes; Mining and support services direction; Meeting all legal obligations
  • Delivering the required outcomes within the constraints of the current equipment
  • 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 Mining Technical Department
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Degree in Mining Engineering from recognised University
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in open pit mine planning environment, preferable in bulk commodities such as iron ore and bauxite
  • Strong command 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
  • Must have previous expat experience working in remote locations
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Permanent contract
  • 9/3 roster
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Mark Huber
Executive Recruitment Consultant
CA Mining 
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