Manager: Mining and Environmental Hydrogeology (Mining / SACNASP / Consulting) – Johannesburg

Southern Africa
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reference No. 051 1114 OT

Reference Number: 051 1114 OT

Job Description:

Our client, an environmental consultation group, is seeking a Manager: Mining and Environmental Hydrogeology, who will be responsible for studying the distribution, flow and quality of water underground, making recommendations, providing advice and managing a team of Hydrogeologists. The successful candidate will be required to work in close collaboration with specialists from other disciplines. In addition to this, the individual will be required to grow the business and develop new services for the department.


  • Coordinate field campaigns to collect data relating to the hydrocensus data, hydrogeological setting, aquifer hydraulic properties, groundwater levels/quality data and/or mine dewatering requirements.
  • Interpreting technical data and information from fieldwork and other relevant sources such as historical documents and maps to build conceptual models for groundwater flow and quality.
  • Designing and completing investigations (which may include groundwater measurements/sampling or an ongoing monitoring regime) in order to confirm or further develop hydrogeological models.
  • Using numerical and analytical modelling techniques to make predictions for future trends and impacts on groundwater flows and quality.
  • Delivering ‘best practice’ environmental standards, where needed in consultation with relevant government agencies and/or to the client’s requirements.
  • Work in close collaboration with specialists from other disciplines.
  • Carry out field work under strenuous conditions.
  • Liaise with clients and authorities.
  • Compile and write reports for submission to the client and necessary authorities.
  • Carry out field work under strenuous conditions.
  • Ensure the team maintains a high-quality standard in the services provided and in the deliverables produced.
  • Continuously improve and develop the services offered within the department.
  • Manage the Recruitment and Selection process for the department in line with your workforce plan.
  • Facilitate the appropriate onboarding process for all new employees.
  • Manage the performance management and probation processes for the team.
  • Provide mentorship to and develop of the team.
  • Report on departmental performance at various levels.
  • Manage financial expenditure for the department against the budget.
  • Effective workload and resource management for the department.
  • Ensure that the department achieves revenue targets.
  • Develop a business plan for the department which includes services and selling opportunities.
  • Act as a key account manager where required, identifying business opportunities and ensure that a client centric approach is maintained at all times.
  • Identify leads within the department and organise, plan and track proposals in response.
  • Co-ordinate and submit proposals.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • B.Sc. degree (M.Sc. preferred) in hydrogeology.
  • Eight or more years’ experience in the relevant field, preferably within the consulting environment.
  • At least five years working in the resources industry.
  • Two or more years’ experience managing a small team would be beneficial.
  • Must have a driver’s licence.
  • Professional registration would be beneficial. (e.g. SACNASP).
  • Strong understanding and practical experience with environmental and water legislation.
  • Proven experience in project management of complex water processes.
  • Proven experience in managing a Project team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (build rapport etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills (Both verbal and written).
  • Strong customer orientation

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Olivia Trollope at

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Olivia Trollope

Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining

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