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Principal Mining Consultant - Underground - South Africa

Principal Mining Consultant - Underground

Johannesburg, South Africa (flexible location maybe possible)


·       Are you ready for your next challenge?

·       Would you prefer to work for a company who truly values its staff?

·       Would you like to work with some of the industry’s best engineers enjoying diverse and autonomous projects globally?

Mining Plus is currently seeking a Principal Mining Consultant to join our Europe, Middle East and Africa team. You will apply your Underground Mining Engineering experience to provide recommendations to Mining Plus clients and projects across a variety of commodities. 

It is essential that the applicant has operational mining experience in underground mines, and in the consulting environment.  This position will help build and lead the underground mining engineering team in South Africa.

The role is full-time, based out of Johannesburg, South Africa primarily covering the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Domestic and international travel is a requirement of this role.

Please apply directly HERE  - or click on "Apply Now" which will direct you to the same application page.


Duties Include:

·       Provide ongoing involvement in mining studies (Scoping, Pre-feasibility & Feasibility)

·       Conduct mine asset due diligence and evaluations

·       Conduct mine planning, optimization projects and mine economics modelling

·       Lead Mine Design activities and Mine Services Engineering

·       Write and review technical engineering reports (NI 43-101 or equivalent)

·       Support mining engineers on, or lead yourself, projects requiring technical solutions within our ‘Define-Plan-Operate’ pillars

·       Oversight of technical quality, and delivery of projects including design, review and project management according to client-approved scopes of work

·       Be a champion for practical mining solutions for projects and operations, leveraging our existing foundation of global best practices (fit for project).

·       Lead and manage multi-disciplinary project teams, work with professionals to deliver high quality projects on time and within budget

·       Actively mentor and develop staff in your team, in the interests of their long-term career objectives and operational needs

·       Manage contractors and sub-consultants on projects (as required)


Desired Skills and Experiences:

·       15+ years of mining-technical experience

·       Minimum 5 years operational mining experience required

·       Must be able to use Mine Planning software competently (Deswik or Datamine preferred)

·       Must be a Chartered Engineer or equivalent

·       Experience as a CP/QP under JORC/NI43-101 respectively

·       Ability to lead a technical team

·       Desire to lead business development activities

·       Strong technical and project management skills

·       Excellent workplace safety practices (advocate for global best practices)

·       Practically minded and a passion for technical excellence

·       Exceptional communication, report writing, interpersonal and presentation skills

·       Superior time management, planning and ability to interact with clients

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in writing proposals, technical reports and general project correspondence


At Mining Plus, we think that Mining is Awesome! We have a passion for our great industry, the inspiring people within it and the amazing projects we get to work on. Our Vision is to develop a high-performance culture and be known as the best professional mining experts on the planet! 

We are a global team of over 160 expert mining professionals working from 10 different offices, across multiple continents all operating as One Team. Corporately we are a part of the Byrnecut Group who are renown specialist underground mining contractors employing more than 4,000 people globally. Our customers range from services, exploration and mining companies on a global scale. Our core capability centres around Geology, Geotechnical Engineering and Mining Engineering, covering all hard rock mineral commodities across the project value chain which are enhanced by strategic alliances in other core disciplines.

The perfect scenario is for us to go from project conceptual stage (Define - Corporate), right through feasibility study work (Plan – Consulting) to project delivery (Operate – Contracting). We have a unique ability to integrate seamlessly with customer’s project teams to deliver results with the flexibility of working remotely or mobilising to site.

Although we work by our Company values of:

·       Action

·       Accountability

·       Diligence

We live by our internal values of:

·       Get it right the first time

·       Own it as if it is our own

·       Go the extra mile

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