Senior Underground Mine Engineer (Mechanized / Hard Rock / Design / Mine Planning / Deswik / Optimization) – Namibia

Southern Africa
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reference No. 650 0205 MHU

Reference Number: 650 0205 MHU


Job Description:

Our client is a multinational mining company who require a Senior Underground Mine Engineer. The main purpose is to provide mine engineering and planning support to the underground operation to ensure optimal production and backfilling operations. It reports directly into the Underground Mining Manager.



  • Design and optimise stopes based on drilling results and 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 Mine Planning Engineer on developing Short- and Medium-Term production schedules.
  • Act as an owner’s representative in the management of the underground mine development contractor.
  • Guide contractor to achieve contractual and budget operations and safety targets, including leading and conducting compliance inspections.
  • Compare actual excavations to design and identify deviations and causes and minimise these through appropriate interventions or design changes.
  • Perform weekly and monthly production reconciliations (design vs. actual vs. Budget) 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

  • Grade 12
  • Minimum Degree in Mining Engineering (B. Eng.) NQF level 7
  • A minimum of seven years of experience as a mechanised hard-rock underground mine engineer, with at least three years of supervisory experience
  • Well versed with Long Hole Open Stoping
  • Strong knowledge, expertise and understanding of underground mine design, mine and production optimisation, production planning and ventilation design
  • Must have sound skills and proven experience in all facets of underground mine engineering – short-, medium- and long-term planning, scheduling, ventilation modelling, drill & blast design, stope and development designing.
  • Confidence and capacity to conduct financial analyses, e.g. conduct a trade-off study, calculate the NPV of expansion projects, and determine the break-even cut of grade from first principles.
  • Valid Code BE driver’s license
  • Excellent knowledge of mine design and scheduling software: MineSight, Deswik, Vulcan, Mine 2-4d, EPS Scheduler, etc.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Residential role


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Mark Huber

Managing Lead – Executive Mining Recruitment

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.



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