Geotechnical Superintendent (Gold / Rock Mechanics / Narrow Vein / UG / Geotech) – Tanzania

Eastern Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. 391 04 RR


Job Description:

The Geotechnical Superintendent will oversee underground stability at a gold mine, ensuring compliance with ISO 14001 and 45001 standards. Responsibilities include maintaining and updating the Ground Control Management Plan, designing stope and support structures, managing a 3D geotechnical block model, and analyzing life-of-mine stress to mitigate geotechnical risks. The role requires managing ground support costs, training Geotechnical Engineers, and ensuring regular audits and quality assurance programs. The ideal candidate will analyze and interpret geotechnical data, oversee hydrogeological systems, and ensure adherence to ground support standards.



  • Ensure compliance with ISO 14001 and 45001 standards.
  • Provide geotechnical expertise for mining and mine planning processes.
  • Regularly update and maintain the Mine’s Ground Control Management Plan.
  • Design geotechnical stope structures , develop support systems, including primary supports & cable bolt layouts.
  • Design, implement, evaluate, and analyze underground stability monitoring systems.
  • Manage a 3D Geotechnical block model for assessing stope stability and evaluating ground support requirements.
  • Maintain and utilize a Life of Mine stress model to sequence stope operations, assess seismic risks, and develop mitigation strategies for potential geotechnical hazards.
  • Conduct raisebore stability analyses and pillar design evaluations.
  • Analyze backfill models to ensure structural integrity and support.
  • Perform rock mass and structural logging data analysis, ensuring data accuracy and reliability.
  • Manage ground support project costs, budgeting, and change processes.
  • Train Geotechnical Engineers in current best practices and methodologies.
  • Oversee hydrogeological system design and monitoring, including the analysis of technical reports.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret geotechnical data to support mining operations.
  • Ensure that the production team adheres to approved ground support standards.
  • Conduct regular ground control audits and quality assurance programs, maintaining thorough documentation.
  • Review and update standard ground support profiles as necessary.
  • Manage inventory levels of ground support materials to ensure availability.
  • Provide monthly reports on ground support consumption.
  • Facilitate ground control training programs as required to enhance safety and compliance.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering or Geological Engineering Degree preferably with a specialization in Ground Control, Geotechnical Engineering or Rock Mechanics.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in an underground mining environment.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years post graduate industry underground mining experience preferably in precious metals using narrow vein long hole stoping.
  • Proficiency with geotechnical design software such as FLAC3D, Dips, UnWedge, RS2, RS3, Map3D and Deswik mine design
  • Proficiency with Ticker3D, Trace and mXrap


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive remuneration package 
  • Permanent employment opportunity


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Ruan Roodt

Managing Lead

CA Mining


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