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Mining Manager (Iron Ore / Greenfields / Mine Planning / Open pit) – West Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Mine Operation Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs
Iron Ore
Nigeria All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
CA Mining
Job Ref:

Mining Manager (Iron Ore / Greenfields / Mine Planning / Open pit) – West Africa


Reference Number: JAM001


Job Description:

My client is currently seeking a Mining Manager for their Greenfields iron ore project in West Africa. The main purpose of the role will be the managing and implementation of the mine plan, with the target of starting production in 9 months. They ideally need someone with extensive Greenfields experience in mining management and engineering in Africa, preferably with Iron Ore experience.



  • Development and implementation of departmental pre-production system drivers and core activities
  • Establishment of operational readiness systems
  • Complete tactical (short term planning) after confirming geology and geotechnical parameters
  • Develop geotechnical, hydrogeology and grade control protocols
  • Prepare startup execution plan, including development of mining model and digging plan
  • Manage short term mine planning, scheduling and reporting functions
  • Co-ordinate and incorporate inputs from various sections in an integrated, optimized and practical production schedule and cost-effective designs
  • Formulate all long term mine planning functions and ensure an integrated life of mine plan and budget that is as per corporate/ company guidelines
  • Coordinate and manage Mining Contractor, Mining Drill and Blast disciplines to meet production, HSE, costs, budgeting, inventory control and performance KPI objectives
  • Prepare and manage annual mining zero base budget and cash flow forecast through chart of accounts and costs
  • Prepare and present strategic and monthly reports on HSE, AO, production, costs and availability of equipment
  • Compile reports as required by regulatory bodies
  • Ensure all major vendors and contractors. Accounts have been appropriately reconciled to accounts
  • Manage performance management and development program as per AO or similar program
  • Lead asset optimization program of responsible areas
  • Training and development of junior staff, including evaluation and mentoring of junior staff
  • Active input into company’s safety management system


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • BSC Mining Engineering or Equivalent
  • Mine Managers certificate of competency
  • Mine survey certificate of competency
  • Extensive experience as a Mine Manager on Greenfields projects
  • Experience working on Iron ore projects
  • JORC reserve estimation and reporting
  • Extensive Knowledge of mine planning software and ERP packages
  • Must have experience working in Africa


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Residentially based contract
  • Accommodation and 2 flights home provided by the company


If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to James Midlane at


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James Midlane

Senior Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


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