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Lead Mining Engineer – Africa Projects

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The Company
Our copper client is located in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and operates on a large-scale copper and cobalt deposits, both open pit and underground, with high-grade mineral reserves. Metals production is conducted using up-to-date metallurgical processing.  They are also engaged in a vast program of socio-economic development of the DRC, through visible and sustainable achievements in the surrounding communities, particularly in the sectors of infrastructure, education, health and agriculture.
The Role
Based in Johannesburg with monthly travel to the DRC, the Lead Mining Engineer – Projects will report to the Manager Projects – Africa and is accountable for project support to define the African resources for development.
The Responsibilities

  • Complete mine designs and conduct mine scheduling and equipment selection exercises
  • Actively collaborate and integrate with design engineering, technical and project planning teams to shape the profile of projects by introducing industry best practice approaches to project design and execution
  • Experience in identifying business integration opportunities and optimizing business operations by reducing complexity.
  • Conduct optimisation exercises in the study stages, incorporating an appreciation of the various factors influencing project related objectives
  • Apply rigorous assessment of project options as a part of a multidisciplinary team to maximise project value
  • Be proficient in Mining software – Deswik
  • Support internal technical and toll gate reviews for operations and projects
  • Support technical evaluations and reviews of investment opportunities
  • Providing mentoring and support to on-site technical professionals across Glencore Copper Africa operations
  • Assist with investigation and implementation of new mining and exploration related technology across our operations

The Requirements

  • An undergraduate qualification (Bachelors / Honours degree or equivalent) in a mining or resource engineering discipline.
  • At least 8 years direct experience in developing mining projects
  • Be proficient in Deswik Mining software
  • 8+ years of experience in mine project development across base and precious metals
  • High level of proficiency in writing technical reports and communication
  • Ability to influence people across all levels of the business
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, technical competence, diplomacy and resilience will also be essential attributes to the role
  • English language skills (preferably bilingual French/English/Spanish)
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