Konkola Copper Mines Plc
Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Senior Hydrogeologist

Konkola Copper Mines plc KCM’s rapid growth over the last few years presents exciting opportunities for its employees to work in key positions in Zambia and overseas. The company believes in growth from within, and in offering career progression opportunities on priority to the existing employees. KCM’s vision is to leverage minerals and human resources to enhance stakeholder value and Zambia’s pride.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Employees to fill the position of:

Senior Hydrogeologist –:

  • To plan and manage dewatering of the Konkola Underground Mine.
  • The objective of the dewatering is to provide, and maintain, ahead of mining, dewatered resources equivalent to between two and three years of planned production.

The Following are the Job Accountabilities –

  • Ensure compliance to all relevant safety and environmental practices in all underground and surface mining operations, maintain and achieve zero accidents.
  • Provision of Hydrogeological services which will includes assessment of dewatered resources, designing and modifying dewatering plans for the mine and formulation of water emergency procedures.
  • Manage and supervise the activities of the Hydrogeology section and supervise the dewatering drilling programs ,designing execution interpretation of hydraulic test programme ,conducting hydro geochemical investigations and be able to interpret results.
  • Be able to capture and store the existing hydrogeological data from the cards and reports into the digital database.
  • Install dewatering bores according to the plan and availability of the drilling sites prepared by operations and ensure all the hydrogeological operations are within approved budget.
  • Conducting flow measurements in channels and canals and be able to enforce QA/QC procedures.
  • Should be able to cary out geophysical investigations using various methods, both surface and downhole, and experience in supervision of such investgation programmes.
  • Extensive field experience, on-site mining experience and hands on numerical modelling (basic level).
  • Experience in managing and supervision of various contractors


  • BSc Degree in Hydrogeology.
  • An MSc Degree will be an added advantage.
  • 5 years Experience in a similar job.
  • Expertise in mining hydrogeology, mine dewatering, groundwater control, groundwater supply and design of groundwater monitoring system.
  • Good interpersonal skills allowing successfull interaction with individuals from diverse background accross the mine.
  • Good skills in using MS Office Suite (WP, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and CAD. Knowledge of SURPAC (or Gems) will be an advantage.
  • Ability to create robust conceptual groundwater models and evaluate results of modelling results and understand their limitations.
  • Strong technical capacity and pro-active in originating, developing, updating and enforcing mine dewatering objectives and plans.

How to Apply

We request the potential candidates to apply for the role only if they fulfill the above criteria.

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their detailed CVs, photocopies of their academic/professional qualifications and any other relevant qualifications to: Female professionals are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
23 Nov
Email applications to

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