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Mining Engineer

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Design Jobs, Drill & Blast Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Production Jobs
Open pit
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
FIFO role
Teranga Gold
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Company Overview


Teranga is a Canadian-based gold producer with a pipeline of West African assets in production, development and exploration on more than 5,000 square kilometers of land located on prospective gold belts. Our vision is to become a multi-jurisdictional West African gold producer with a portfolio of assets offering diversified production with strong margins and sustainable free cash flows.


Summary of Role

This is a FIFO role in Senegal, West Africa: 8 weeks on/ 4 weeks off with travel on company time, or 6 weeks on/ 3 weeks off with travel on employee time.


Reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer, the Mining Engineer will be responsible for achieving a wide range of objectives pertaining to mine planning and scheduling, production reporting, drill & blast, mine design, haulage analysis, communication and information.


Key Responsibilities

Mine Planning and Scheduling

·         Responsible for mine planning and scheduling on site using Vulcan and MineSched software to produce practical production schedules to achieve forecast and budgeted targets

Production Reporting

·         Responsible to ensure daily production across all the mining activities is captured and reported in a timely manner. This also includes validating and checking data to ensure its integrity

·         Responsible in collating data for the weekly, monthly and yearly reports

·         Assist in preparing data for generation of forecasts and budgets

Drill & Blast

·         Generate drill and blast designs with the aim to balance the competing needs between the following: Fragmentation and diggability, Powder Factor (i.e. cost), Heave and movement of material (i.e. minimizing ore dilution)

·         Working with production personnel, blasting contractor and geologists to ensure the above is achieved

·         Compiling and interpreting QAQC data to improve drill and blast performance

Mine Design

·         The use of Vulcan mining software to carry out the following as required: Pit Design modifications, Waste Dump Designs, Haul Road Designs, Other Infrastructure Designs (e.g. Dams)

Haulage Analysis

·         Determine and analysis current haul cycles using historic data

·         Generating and optimizing cycle times using Talpac and MineSched Software for scheduling purposes


·         Contribute toward good communication within the Mining Department and other departments by developing and maintaining a team environment, which is conducive to two-way communication

·         Contribute towards the maintenance of the image of a professional Service Department that is available to provide all services/ duties requested by other Departments

·         Assist other members of the Mining Department when requested

·         Propose work practice improvement and quality control


·         Ensure the production of accurate and timely information for the site customers in compliance with instructions/ procedures for assigned tasks


Required Skills & Experience

·         Must hold a Mining Engineering degree with 2 to 5 years’ experience in an operating open pit mine

·         Experience in open pit short to medium term planning and drill and blast design

·         Experience working with coaching and mentoring employees with diverse backgrounds

·         Good computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite, CAD software, etc.

·         Advanced proficiency in Vulcan and Minesched software. Surpac, Talpac and Whittle software considered an asset

·         Experience with blast initiation software considered a plus (JKSimBlast, ShotPlus, etc.)

·         Strong communication skills, ability to speak and write in English. Ability to speak French would be an asset

·         Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively with other internal teams and departments

·         Ability to work effectively in a team environment through collaboration

Company Information:

Since its 2010 IPO, Teranga has produced over 1.2 million ounces of gold from its operating gold mine in Senegal. The Company is currently completing an updated feasibility study for the fully permitted Banfora Gold project in Burkina Faso, with expected completion mid-2017. In 2016, Teranga acquired exploration permits in Ivory Coast. The Company believes these properties – and potential future mining rights that may be acquired – will provide a further pipeline of future growth opportunities.


Concurrent with production and development activities, exploration programs are underway at its most prospective properties to increase its reserve base through resource conversion and new discoveries.  Furthermore, the Company has a solid balance sheet and a strong social license to continue to grow its business.


The Teranga team has extensive experience in exploring, developing and operating successful mines globally. With our focus on growth, we offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities.


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