Senior Mine Engineer (Mining / Feasibility / Mine Planning / Deswik / UG / Ventilation) – Namibia, Southern Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. CV70

Reference Number: CV70

Job Description:

Our client, an international mining house, is seeking a Senior Mine Engineer who will provide mine engineering and planning support to the underground operation to ensure optimal production and backfilling operations.


  • Design and optimise stopes based on drilling results as well as economic, operational and geotechnical factors for optimum reserve extraction.
  • Design development and auxiliary infrastructure that supports optimum operations.
  • Develop and update ore and waste rock dump designs.
  • Plan, schedule, track, and coordinate long-term production schedules incorporating all related underground mining and support activities, including diamond drilling, blast schedules, advance rates, equipment availability, utilisation, backfill, dewatering, ground support, ventilation and construction.
  • Identify and drive operational efficiencies.
  • Guide contractor to achieve contractual and budget operations and safety targets.
  • Compare actual excavations to design and identify deviations and causes and minimise these through appropriate interventions or design changes.
  • Do weekly and monthly production reconciliations (design vs actual vs Budget) of operations and guide operations to achieve MTP and budget.
  • Assist with the compilation of the operational budget.
  • Comply with the Namibian Mining Act (Labour Act, Ordinance, Minerals Act, Explosives Act) and Regulation’s clauses that apply to designated work areas.
  • Actively participate in implementing and improving the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) Management System.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • 7+ years of experience as a mechanised hard-rock underground mine engineer with at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Minimum Degree in Mining Engineering (B. Eng.) NQF level 7.
  • Strong understanding on technical mine and ventilation design.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in economic assessment / feasibility studies.
  • Proven knowledge and experience contract management or mine planning and scheduling.
  • Excellent knowledge of mine design and scheduling software: MineSight, Deswik, Vulcan, Mine 2-4d, EPS Scheduler, etc.
  • Valid Code BE driver’s licence.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive annual package

If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Christo van der Ham at

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Christo van der Ham

Senior Consultant

CA Mining

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