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Strata Control Officer ( Mining / Residential / Rock / Geotechnical / SHE ) – Northern Cape, South Africa

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Geotechnical Engineer Jobs
South Africa
South Africa All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
Market Related
CA Mining
Job Ref:

Reference Number: GAS0085


Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Chief Geologist the incumbent is responsible for implementing the Strata Control function

in their respective areas to provide assistance to the operations within his/her responsibility with regards to

geotechnical engineering design layouts and support systems that meet Operational requirement.



  • Support
    • Assist the Geotechnical Engineer to ensure sufficient and appropriate geotechnical data is collected, captured and validated to facilitate geotechnical designs that conform to international best practices.
      • Geotechnical drilling
      • Material testing
      • Validated database
      • Compliance to GTS assessment        
  • Compliance
    • Provide input into the layout design models of new operations and input into the formulation of support
    • standards.
    • Interact with Service departments such as Mine Planning, Geology and Survey.
    • Ensure that mine plans, geotechnical engineering standards and Mine Code of Practices related to
    • Geotechnical Engineering are signed off.
    • Oversee the design layouts and supports systems developed by Strata Control Officer and ensure integrity
    • and laboratory testing on rock samples through performing rock or stress testing.
    • Ensure and monitor legal and Code of Practise (COP) compliance for Geotechnical Engineering and rock
    • related codes of Practices, standards and procedures are updated and implemented.
    • Communicate changes to legal requirements and provide input into risk assessment regarding
    • Geotechnical Engineering requirements
    • Ensure provisions of regulations related to Geotechnical Engineering are fully complied with as well as
    • perform fatality and fall of ground investigations.
    • Conduct routine or ad-hoc visits to all sections on the operation and audits of sections to ensure
    • compliance to Geotechnical Engineering standards.
    • AFRS understanding & keeping up with all documentation.
      • Compliance to SIO COP to combat rock falls
      • Contribution to mine layout and design
      • Improvements found for reserve utilisation
      • Research and Development completed
      • Accuracy of rock and stress testing reports
      • Integrity of design
      • Developing geotechnical engineering design parameters
      • Policies, standards and procedures signed off and implemented
      • Percentage compliance of COP with DMR guidelines
      • Required Risk Assessments in place
      • Legal Compliance
      • No or Minor findings during external and internal audits
      • Implement geotechnical engineering action plans
      • No uncontrollable falls of ground injuries
      • Effective monthly geotechnical engineering SHE
  • Inspections
    • Conduct daily visual stability assessments
    • Conduct daily loading point inspections
    • Ensure that daily quality checks on drill blocks are done
    • Conduct daily operator hazard awareness training
    • Conduct over inspections as required
      • Daily reports
      • Monthly reports
  • Pit Boundaries
    • Implement and monitor Final Pit Boundary Mine to design process.
    • Ensure that all final pit boundaries are mapped and post excavation analysis conducted.
      • Monthly OPCO report.
      • Post excavation analysis done
      • Final pit boundary mapped
  • Slope Stability
    • Ensure an appropriate level of slope stability monitoring is undertaken.
    • Oversee the integrity of data collected and determine impact / effectiveness of mine designs based on stability monitoring.
    • Test effectiveness of systems by conducting routine evacuation drills
      • Compile and revise slope stability monitoring strategy
      • Routine pit evacuation drills
  • Initiate and implement continuous improvement efforts
    • Implements CI initiatives by keeping abreast of developments and introducing change in work processes where appropriate (cost reductions and cost avoidances).
      • Effective/appropriate new ideas identified and implemented
  • Carry out Administrative duties
    • Review and update relevant policies and procedures in line with governance principles and changes.
    • Maintain records and filing (computer and hard copies)
    • Attend production meetings as and when required.
    • Generate reports as and when required by various parties.
      • Monitor expenditure on monthly basis
      • Available, neat and reliable record keeping
  • Manage and control budget/costs
    • Estimate annual financial requirements for the department.
    • Prepare and submit annual budget.
    • Monitor expenditure on monthly basis.
      • Estimates done on time.
      • Budgets submitted on time.
      • Costs managed within budget parameters.
  • Ensure and oversee efficient and effective people management
    • Manage training activities in the department.
    • Set annual and monthly goals, objectives and targets with and for subordinates.
    • Do regular performance/development reviews.
    • Conduct regular briefing sessions to employees on company/section issues, behaviour and performance expectation.
    • Induction of new employees to section: safety, health and environmental awareness, local rules, operations and procedures.
    • Promote the company Affirmative Action policies.
      • Goals, objectives set.
      • Performance/development reviewed.
      • Induction held.
      • Briefing held.
      • AAC policy promoted.
      • Training targets/objectives met.
  • Personal development
    • Take responsibility for self and career development by setting and achieving personal goals.
      • Goals set and achieved.
      • Development plan in place and up to date.
  • Risk (SHE) management
    • Keep up to date on SHE issues.
    • Promote the company SHE policies.
    • Keep abreast with the SHE legislations.
    • Manage implementation of SHE policies, objectives and targets.
    • Active participation in SHE meetings, audits, incident reporting and investigations.
    • Ensure compliance to SHE legal requirements.
      • Evidence of knowledge of SHE policies.
      • Area safe, health and environmental friendly.
      • Suggested improvements to SHE.
      • Participating in emergency evacuation drills.
      • Evidence of knowledge of SHE communication (posters, newsletter and meetings.)
      • Work safely/healthy and report unsafe conditions and unhealthy environments.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Chamber of Mines Strata Control Certificate
  • AA plc Safety & Risk Management
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Geotechnical Engineering / Rock Engineering field in the Mining Industry
  • Experience in production Environment in the mining
  • Knowledge specific to the position
    • In Depth understanding of relevant safety and mining legislation including
    • The Mine Health & Safety Act
    • Good Knowledge of safety and sustainable development policies, procedures and standards
    • Knowledge of Operations and Geotechnical Engineering codes of practices, policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of geotechnical engineering practices, principles and processes
    • Basic understanding of the risk assessment process
    • Understanding of Geotechnical Engineering best practices and new technologies
    • Knowledge of mine planning principles
  • Skills specific to the position
    • Communications skills (written & verbal)
    • Report writing skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Planning and organisational skills
    • Influencing and negotiating skills
    • Project management skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Presentation skills
    • People management skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Computer literacy (MS office and relevant Rock engineering packages


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent position
  • Residential position
  • Relocation assistance


Closing Date:

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