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Reference Number: 303 1005 MHU

Job Description:

A mining contractor has a vacancy for a Mine Planning Engineer to be based at either their operations in the DRC or in Zambia.


  • Identify shortcomings and suggest improvements to existing processes, systems and procedures
  • Optimise mine plan / schedule, by using relevant software
  • Recommend ways to improve support for operations by changing policies, processes, standards and practices
  • Ensure the mine plan complies with Company health policies
  • Provide technical guidance on developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding policies and procedures, aligning to organisational strategies and objectives, when required
  • Organise and prepare complex documents by using multiple computer applications (such as Microsoft Office), while also gathering and summarising data for monthly mining reports
  • Develop and/or deliver elements of a strategic planning system, with guidance from Senior colleagues
  • Plan the medium-term mine plans, according to targets discussed
  • Analyse specified problems and issues to find the best technical and/or professional solutions, as and when required
  • Use comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently, while providing guidance and training to others on planning, organising, prioritising and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives
  • Track budgets and bring variances to the attention of Senior colleagues, while working within established budgeting systems
  • Deliver specified outcomes and/or provide support services within a designated area of audit control by working within established systems

Requirements:Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in mining or geology
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a mine planning environment
  • Must have previous expat experience
  • Surpac experience essential
  • Feasibility study / Greenfields experience advantageous but not essential
  • Good proficiency in English and cross-cultural communication skills

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Expat roster of 9/3
  • 1-year renewable contract

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