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Planning Engineer - Surpac


* Responsible for final, interim and staged designs from 5-yearly to monthly production, designs of waste dumps, ore pads, haul roads, drainage and dewatering schemes.
* Development of bench plans showing pit design, ramps, levels and faces; provision of overlays for ore distribution and blending, haulage, dewatering, electrification and so on.
* Designs and plans must incorporate mining techniques and methodologies for large scale bulk mining for ultra class trucks (approx. 400 tonne) and electric rope shovels.
* Integrity and quality of existing designs, plans and topographical data.
* Scheduling of ore, waste, process feed, stockpiles, backfill and blending if required, up to a 5-year period.
* Close liaison with corporate planning, production engineers, geologists and metallurgists to provide accurate designs, base plans, production schedules and mining costs.
* The primary requirement is an excellent knowledge of Surpac for mine planning.

Qualification & Experience:

* Excellent knowledge of Surpac is the primary requirement.
* A minimum of 3 years as a mining professional working at a specialist level in an open-pit; mining engineers, geologists, computer professionals and any other with a good mining background will be considered, provided the demonstrable Surpac skills are there.
* Training will be given in mine planning.
* A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline.
* Knowledge of MS Office especially Word and Excel.


* Analytical
* Solution driven
* Able to work with minimal supervision and to take ownership of their area, being prepared to work unsocial hours as required.
* Good verbal and written skills to facilitate information transfer both upwards and downwards in direction.
* Leadership capabilities and able to work with local teams, ability to train, teach and mentor national staff.
* Able to work effectively in a multinational and multicultural environment.
* Spanish is advantage

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