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Job Title: Chief Mining Engineer
Reports to: Mining Manager
Date: 18 July 2018
Apply by: 30 September 2018


Chief Mining Engineer required for mining company in Sierra Leone.

Role purpose

Reporting to the Mining Manager, the Chief Mining Engineer is responsible to provide strategic and operational expertise to the mine technical functions including planning, survey, geology, drill & blast area to ensure that the life of mine plans are prepared in a structured, accurate and timely manner to improve overall productivity of the company. Additionally, the Chief Mining Engineer shall provide day-to-day management of its direct reports including performance management and career development.


  • Work with the department manager for the zero base budget preparation for OPEX and CAPEX.

  • Driving of signing off mine contractors payment certificates

  • Responsible for ensuring definition of the Mine Planning processes, systems, inputs, planning guidelines and outcomes

  • Responsible for defining the system support requirements and ensuring their introduction and effective utilisation to deliver timely and accurate mine plans and schedules

  • Responsible for the development and execution of the processes to enable optimised LOM, 3 year, 1 year and 3 month plans to be developed for the mining operation in order to deliver both short and long term shareholder value

  • Responsible for the reporting of progress against plan, highlighting variances and action required to address these

  • Responsible for the evaluation and interpretation of the Geological model and the preparation of an optimised Mine plan and mining sequence, ensuring delivery of the following

    • Budget outcomes

      • Balancing short and long term business performance and economic requirements

      • Delivery of agreed cost outcomes

      • Maximisation of asset utilisation

    • Mining and support services direction

      • Mining layouts and schedules

      • Support infrastructure requirements

      • Clearing and Rehabilitation schedules

      • Survey scheduling

    • Meeting all legal obligations

      • EHS

      • Employment conditions

      • Rehabilitation

    • Delivering the required outcomes within the constraints of the current equipment


  • Responsible for the evaluation of geological data and resource information and the provision of regular reserve reconciliations to enable accurate reserve depletion status to be determined

  • Responsible for the transfer of knowledge and training of other employees within the Mining Technical Department.


EDUCATION: Degree in Mining Engineering from recognized University

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 10 years' experience in open pit mine planning environment, preferable in bulk commodities such as iron ore and bauxite

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE: Use of Mining Software (Including GEMS, Surpac, Minesched, Whittle)



  1. Ability to reflect on what is occurring in order to identify trends and diagnose emerging problems, proactively initiating actions to prevent or overcome problems identified

  2. Ability to manage a technical department and liaise with peers in other sections

  3. Contract Mining Management experience very essential


COMPETENCIES: Forward planning; time management; commitment to time frames; attention to detail; planning and organising; influencing and collaborating, planning, organising and budgeting; driven for results; commercial and contractual acumen; commitment to health and safety protocols

To apply, submit CV and cover letter to by 30 September 2018.  Email subject should be 'Chief Mining Engineer'

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