I must specifically acknowledge Kenya’s efforts to boost investment – government and Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu are determined to put the country on the right trajectory towards growing its mining sector and in doing so improving the economy.
- Laura Cornish, Editor
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22 February 2017

Senior Mine Engineer (opencast / surpac / minesched /contract)

Responsibilities:CA Mining Mining Review Africa

  • Daily management of planning activities considering monthly, annual and long-term production plans
  • Assist in the planning and budgeting of the open pit mine and minimise production costs
  • Review deadlines and implement contingency plans necessary to meet production targets
  • Perform the technical planning through Surpac and MineSched for the Mining department
  • Ensure the modeling of the mine is up to date, and plan all the vital points for the operation of the mine
  • Produce, review, and approve operating schedules, plans and designs
  • Liaise with the management team and mining contractor to ensure daily, weekly and monthly production and quality conforms to plan
  • Responsible for the compilation of short & long term mine plans and other such plans as required
  • Compile, review, report and present reconciliation against plan
  • Provide leadership and support to the technical services team
  • Liaise with consultants on Geotechnical, Hydrology and Hydro-Geology issues
  • Assist with Business Improvement project initiatives
  • Identify the appropriate skills, competencies and experience required within the department, and implement strategies to address any gaps
  • Drive a culture of regular coaching and mentoring with direct reports through facilitation of regular meetings and one-on-one engagement

Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years’ open pit mining experience
  • Mine optimisation, mine design and strategic and tactical mine planning and scheduling capability and experience
  • Experience with Surpac and MineSched software and strong computer skills across the Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent communication, organisational and problem solving ability
  • Strong understanding of the development & implementation of Safety Management Systems
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of relevant costs and the ability to analyse data to achieve optimal outcomes
  • Experience in a greenfields mining environment, and a high degree of cultural awareness

Contractual information:

  • Expatriate contract
  • 13month duration (due to permit restrictions)
  • USD tax free salary
  • 6/3 roster

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