Senior Mining Engineer (Expat / Mining / Open Pit) – Sierra Leone, Africa

Western Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. LB20

Our client an iron ore producer located in Sierra Leone, is looking for a Senior Mining Engineer. The incumbent will be in charge of technical functions, such as planning, survey, geology, and drill & blast, in order to ensure that the life of mine plans is prepared in a structured, accurate, and timely manner in order to improve the company's overall productivity. This individual will report directly to the Chief of Mining Engineering.


  • Assist the department manager in preparing the zero-base budget for OPEX and CAPEX.
  • Signing off payment certificates for mine contractors
  • Ensures that the Mine Planning processes, systems, inputs, planning guidelines, and outcomes are defined.
  • In charge of developing the system support requirements and ensuring that they are implemented and used effectively in order to generate timely and accurate mine plans and schedules.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of processes that enable the mining operation to develop optimized LOM, 3-year, 1 year, and 3 month plans in order to deliver both short- and long-term shareholder value.
  • In charge of reporting on progress against the plan, identifying any deviations and the actions needed to correct them.
  • In charge of evaluating and interpreting the geological model, as well as preparing an optimized mine plan and mining sequence, ensuring the following: Budget outcomes; guidance for mining and support services; adherence to all legal obligations
  • Achieving the desired results while working within the limitations of the current equipment
  • In charge of evaluating geological data and resource information, as well as providing frequent reserve reconciliations, in order to estimate the reserve depletion status accurately.
  • Oversees the knowledge transfer and training of other personnel in the Mining Technical Department.




  • Minimum of 10 years working in Open Pit Mines
  • Females encouraged to apply in line with the company's diversification targets
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Exceptional knowledge of mining software (Including GEMS, Surpac, Mines Ched, Whittle)
  • Experience in contract mining






  • FIFO
  • Permanent Contract


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Lucia Baeza at


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Lucia Baeza

Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining


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