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Project Planner (Mining / planning / project management)


Job Description:  CA Mining Mining Review Africa

Our client is seeking a Project Planner to join their team. The successful incumbent will be accountable for developing and maintaining the project master schedule in accordance with the strategy established for the Project.


  • Supervise the planning of all activities in the project scope, through close liaison with area managers and technical specialists.
  • Maintain the master schedule for the project, consistent with the project execution strategy.
  • Making sure an internal detailed schedule of project team activities is maintained.
  • Update guidelines and procedures for all planning activities.
  • Tackle risk assessments on schedule and recommend risk mitigation strategies.
  • Supply advice on potential impacts to project schedule on a daily basis.
  • Evaluate and report on S-curves and progress reports as required.
  • Maintain a formal management reporting system that incorporates performance statistics, any applicable statutory requirements and business improvement initiatives.
  • Help aid the Departmental Manager with implementation of change management initiatives and other business improvement projects.
  • Making sure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Being visible in the workplace.
  • Develop and maintain project standards for contractors and supervise contractors in the execution of planning and scheduling.
  • Create monthly reports relating to scheduling.
  • Supply input to the prioritization process with trends analysis reports.
  • Report variances to schedule and recommend corrective actions to Project Manager and area managers.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of up to date job procedures for all tasks performed within the function.
  • Carry out processing, training and projects to agreed cost, quality, quantity and schedule.
  • Construct and manage the budget for the function.
  • Contribute towards project goals and objectives as may be required from time to time.
  • Construct objectives for sharing common infrastructure and support services across the organisations and cascade this throughout the function.
  • Become actively involved in the organisations aims and objectives of engaging with the local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local pupil. Promote the integration between this engagement and the success of the business.


  • Core competencies: Decision making, change management, teamwork, stakeholder orientation
  • Transversal competencies: Strategic planning, project management, risk management,
  • Technical competencies: Project cost management systems

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Crucial would be a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering, or a Bachelor of Science in either Mining or Metallurgy.
  • Desirable would be either a Project Management or Management Qualification.
  • Proven working experience as a Project Cost Controller or Project Cost Engineer.
  • Relevant experience working on large mining industry project of +50 million US dollar value.
  • More than 5 years project management experience.
  • Skills; Computer and Communication
  • Previous experience in a similar role in Africa or developing nations, with demonstrated positive outcomes.