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Technical Services Manager – (gold / opencast / underground / 3D software) – East Africa

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

My client is currently seeking the services of a strong Technical Services Manager for their operating mine in East Africa. Purpose of the role would be to build, develop, and lead an effective team capable of delivering industry leading practices within the mine planning & technical support functions in order to achieve business objectives


·        Identifying and interpreting safety risks and resolve emerging issues; and ensuring that appropriate focus and resources are available to achieve safety objectives.
·         Understanding key mining processes and demonstrating the ability to apply it in optimising performance.
·         Demonstrate knowledge in production management, tracking, mining dispatch systems, surveying, geology, contract management, drilling & blasting techniques;
·         Able to manage performance based on interpretation of data, and can initiate and drive the operational improvements as required.
·         Effectively lead and communicate to all levels of the team.
·         Use cost-benefit thinking to set priorities and identify cost-effective approaches
·         Understand financial reports and comprehends the relevance/impact to the total operation, actively look for ways to manage costs without impacting on planned outcomes
·         Demonstrate advanced level of knowledge of planning systems and practices from long term to short term mine planning.
·         Understands advanced principles of mine design including optimisation.
·         Generate annual mine reserves statements.
·         Demonstrated ability in managing contracted technical consultants and operational mining contracts.
·         Understand project management standards and apply them in a minor project to conceptual level.
·         Lead a minor project and interact with test work and engineering consultant service providers
·         Establish and maintain processes to ensure the technical aspects of the operations which include mine planning, survey, fleet management, drill & blast, and have the required resources in place to support the mining operations. 
·         Identify areas for improvement  in operational blueprints (systems, processes, procedures & tasks) to ensure adherence to plan, reduce variation and maximise cost effective utilisation
·         Develop and implement systems to collect and manage operational data and to monitor performance
·         Establish and maintain systems for identifying opportunities to drive operational excellence
·         Ensure collaboration with all departments to achieve streamlined delivery to plan


  • ·         BSc Mining / Engineering Degree or equivalent;
  • ·         5 - 8 years' proven experience in mine planning in both underground or open pit mining environment of which at least 3 years is at senior supervisory level within a planning/technical department;
  • ·         Preferably applicable business qualification (e.g. MBA);
  • ·         Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations / screening;
  • ·         Excellent Communication Skills.
  • ·         Very high skill level with mine planning software
  • ·         Ability to create and manage budgets for own team but also the entire site
  • ·         Ability to sign off ore reserves as the competent person for the site

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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