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Chief Rock Engineer

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Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Rock Mechanics Jobs
Open pit
Zambia All
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First Quantum Minerals
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* Develop the Rock Engineering function to support the KMP business strategy.

Safety and Environment
* Identify critical strata control-related safety issues and develop remediation measure to minimise the risk associated with these hazards.
* Identify potential instability related to waste rock dumps and stockpiles and develop remediation measure to minimise the risk associated with these hazards.
* Provide and facilitate appropriate technical training to the Rock Engineering team.
* Maintain the currency of the KMP Rock Fall Code of Practice.
* Develop and execute geotechnical data collection programs to evaluate and optimise slope designs for the open pits, waste rock dumps and stockpiles.
* Facilitate the development of the Geotechnical Data database.
Rock Engineering Design
* Evaluate the stability of the pit walls, waste rock dumps and stockpiles.
* Conduct pit slope optimization studies.
* Design the layout and support for underground excavations.
* Determine the stability of, and design the support for, planned raisebored shafts.
* Evaluate the methodology followed by persons conducting embankment designs for the TSFs and earthen dams.

Geotechnical Monitoring and Audits
* Identify, evaluate and implement pit slope stability monitoring requirements.
* Evaluate and amend, if required, current geotechnical data collection and slope design evaluation methods.
* Assist with the geotechnical input into scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies (when requested by the Mine Manager).
* Facilitate weekly Rock Engineering feedback presentations to the operation and technical sections.
* Ensure that technical memoranda and reports are compiled following the investigation into areas of concern pertaining to strata control issues and stability monitoring critical alarms.
Capacity Building
* Evaluate and identify the Rock Engineering service requirements of the operation, and in consultation with the Mine Manager, develop the Rock Engineering section to fulfil these requirements.
* Provide mentorship and relevant technical training to the Rock Engineering personnel.

* Tertiary qualification preferably in the Mining/Geotechnical Engineering or Geology field.
* MSc or MEng in Mining Rock Mechanics.
* Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng./Pr.Eng), Professional Geologist/Geoscientist (P.Geo) or similar professional registration (e.g. Pr. Sci. Nat.) through a professional entity

* Minimum 10 years experience in the mining rock mechanics discipline.
* Minimum 5 years surface mining rock engineering experience; either operational or a combination of operational and consulting.
* Previous experience in leading and managing multinational/ multicultural Rock Engineering teams.
* Good understanding of Rock Engineering numerical modelling codes.

Operational Requirements:
* Medically Fit.
* In Possession of a valid drivers license.
* Registered professional with Engineers in Zambia (EIZ).
* In Possession of a valid Zambian Work Permit.

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