Gemcanton Investments Holdings Ltd
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Mine Planning Engineer

Reporting to the Assistant Mine Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of the short to medium-term forecast mining plans, bench extraction plans and budgets with associated waste dump, stockpiles and supporting infrastructure for the short to medium-term plans. Your duties will include but not limited to the following:


  • With input from the Mine Manager, Assistant Mine Manager and Superintendents, create the medium-term forecast mining plans, bench extraction sequences and budgets. These revisions will ensure ore recoveries are maximized and equipment is utilized effectively, and waste is dumped in a manner which allows waste dumps to be built efficiently and progressive rehabilitation to occur
  • Ensure the medium-term plans follow logical and practical mining sequences particularly wet and dry season mining strategies and requirements
  • Assist with production of mine reconciliation reports for quarterly and annual periods tracking mine production, spatial compliance and mining costs.
  • Design of waste dump sequences for medium term planning horizons including limits, development sequences, tip heads, spine roads and competent material requirements
  • Assist the Superintendents in the development of bench extraction plans and blast masters.
  • Under the guidance of Mine Manager and Assistant Mine Manager develop pit, dump and other infrastructure designs which are appropriate to suit the needs of the mine planning team
  • Track the performance of the medium-term plans against actual plan performance.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the short-term mine planning team.
  • Assist in the development of standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that environmental policies and strategies are incorporated into mining plans.
  • Provide support to other mine planning disciplines when required.
  • Accountable for completion of all tasks identified to the specified quality and timelines as assigned to this role.

Experience & Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Mining Engineering.
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia.
  • Minimum experience of 3 years mining engineering
  • Experience in large multi pit operations utilizing large-scale mining equipment i.e. drill rigs and blasting experience essential.
  • Experience in Mine Planning and Design, Scheduling and production.
  • Able to clearly demonstrate the aptitude to drive a light vehicle and hold a current
  • Zambian driver license or be able to obtain one.
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and show a commitment to impart technical knowledge to the mine operations personnel.
  • Competent in incident/accident investigation
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • Understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry

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