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Senior Underground Mine Planning Engineer (gold / underground /3D software /planning / stoping) – East Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Mining Engineer Jobs
East Africa
East Africa All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
Market Related Salary
CA Mining
Job Ref:

My client is seeking a strong underground Mine Planning Engineer for their operating gold mine in East Africa. Purpose of the role is to be involved in all the underground planning processes, to support the mining operation, including the assessment of alternatives to improve the operation and play an integral role in the consolidation of the final mine plans.

  • Participate in the annual site-wide BP process by delivering designs, schedules and all other planning related aspect for the underground mines.
  • Provide detailed key inputs for the budgeting process and assist production team in achieving annual targets, by providing technical inputs and guidance in accordance to the budget plan.
  • Produce detailed 3 monthly schedules and update up to end of life on a quarterly basis.
  • Review and approve the 7/21 schedule prepared by the UG contractors.
  • Monitor and report deviance from 3 monthly and 7/21 schedules.
  • Overview month end reporting process for underground production statistics.
  • Coordinate all relevant production engineering work including stope and ring designs.
  • Ensure all designs, memo’s and instructions are issues in time and to standard.
  • Coordinate monthly stope reconciliations.
  • Establish and maintain a mine planning system, using suitable fit for purpose software, to integrate geological resource models, survey data, optimized designs, productivity trends, process recoveries to accurately and timely plan mining sequences, development phases and required production targets.
  • Maintain compliance with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001
  • Ensure all design and planning work complies with environmental policies.
  • Develop an annual plan for monthly safety inspections and task observations.
  • Coordinate monthly safety inspections and task observations.
  • Complete weekly RAR sessions with Manager as well as with direct reports.
  • Monitor effectiveness of getting the work done within the department with respect to continuous improvement, reduce process variation and in a trust inducing manner.
  • Manage team of underground planning and production engineers, conducting performance management sessions twice per year


  • Bachelor Degree in Mine Engineering.
  • At least seven years’ experience in the planning, design and operation of underground mines of which at least 5 years are in the planning domain
  • Experience in various underground mechanized mining methods essential.
  • Advanced (expert) skills in 3D mine design and scheduling software (Datamine, Studio 5D, EP, Vulcan, Mine2-4D)
  • Solid computer skills Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability at a remote site and/or developing country.

Contractual information:

  • Expatriate contract (2 years – renewable)
  • 90 days annual leave
  • 4 -5 return flights home per annum dependent on individual or family status
  • Market related USD salary


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