Principal Mining Engineer

Posted on :

7 Feb, 2014

Category :

Engineering Jobs in South Africa, Mining Jobs in South Africa

Job No.: 892212
Department: Mine Services

Key responsibilities

Undertake underground and open cast mining studies, including mine designs, schedules, operating and capital cost estimates
Ensure that the methodology and tools used to undertake mining studies, ore reserve estimates and analysis are appropriate to attain the level of accuracy to meet the client requirements.
Ensure all reserve estimate statements undertaken comply with the appropriate code

Maintain and improve technical skills in mining engineering in order to:
-Improve the quality of technical solutions
-Increase clients perception of technical capability
-Reduce rework rates (reduced cost and improved client acceptance)
-Improve efficiency (reduced costs/improved competitiveness)
Take on the project manager role for nominated projects
Identify developments in mining practice and analysis techniques which offer opportunity for improved efficiency and business development.
Must be registered as a competent person to undertake the signing off of competent person’s reports for World Bank type projects.



At least 5 years mining experience
A significant portion of the experience must have been spent in the South African mining environment, covering:
-Open cast – dragline and truck and shovel operations
-Underground – room and pillar, conventional stoping and continuous miner operations
-Other commodities like, copper, gold and platinum.
Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering
Highly literate in mine planning software packages including: Cadsmine, mine 2 4 D, Xpac, Surpac, Datamine, Whittle.
Excellent report writing and communications skills
An ability to maintain and develop professional and technical competencies
Be able to demonstrate effective negotiation and conflict management skills.
Mine Manager’s Certificate of competency; and/or PR Eng
Strong analytic ability
Open pit and or Underground experience is required
Using and understanding design software- advantageous.

Work type: Full time
Location: Tshwane


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Closing date: 15 Feb 2014 11:55pm South Africa Standard Time


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