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Senior Geotechnical Engineer (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 Senior Geotechnical Engineer will report to the Lead Mining Engineer and is accountable for the geotechnical support and service functions aimed defining the African resources for project development. 
The Responsibilities

  • Provide effective management to gather information related to the definition of project resources through drilling design, mapping and management of contractors
  • Proposes geotechnical and hydrological drilling programmes
  • Provide effective management of drilling programmes to ensure both technical and economical success
  • Provide geotechnical input into pit slope designs including interim and final pit designs
  • Provides appropriate geotechnical and hydrological inputs into the mine plans
  • Develop 3D models for potential pit designs
  • Support collaboration between operational, regional and project teams across the region ensuring the sharing of successful innovation and practice initiatives
  • Support internal technical and toll gate reviews for operations and projects
  • Support technical evaluations and reviews of investment opportunities
  • Providing mentoring and support to mine technical services across the African operations

The Requirements

  • Degree qualifications in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or similar field.
  • Minimum 8 years experience working as a geotechnical engineer on large scale, civil engineering or infrastructure projects
  • Prior experience working within diverse teams.
  • English language skills (preferably bilingual with French/Spanish)
  • Routine regular travel to African sites will be required
  • Ability to influence people across all levels of the business
  • Demonstrated team work
  • Routine regular travel to African sites will be required
  • High level of proficiency in writing technical reports
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