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Job Title: Senior Surveyor
Reports to: Chief Surveyor
Date: 16 September 2018
Apply by: 6 October 2018


Senior Surveyor required for mining company in Sierra Leone.

Role purpose

Reporting to the Chief Surveyor, the Senior Surveyor is responsible for the completion of all Survey tasks throughout all areas of the Marampa site to ensure all spatial activities are either controlled or captured to the acceptable level of accuracy.



  • They will be required to operate a light vehicle and carry survey equipment weighing up to 25 kilograms.

  • Employees must comply with government health and safety regulations, company policies and procedures and the company's environmental compliance policy.

  • Employees will perform other duties as directed and needed by the company to ensure optimal safe operation.

  • Direct the crew through GPS and transfer the drilling design to the ground for blasting.

  • Develop an understanding and working knowledge of the Surpac Software.

  • Competent use of GPS (Leica, Topcon or Trimble) Survey equipment.

  • Open pit surveys as required (Crest &Toe lines, grades, pickups, and end of month measurements). Setting out of blast hole and RC drill holes.

  • Carry out all necessary computations with survey work and report in a timely manner.

  • Maintain a station control register and complete the station control checks.

  • Pegging and picking up of berms, ramps and toes to ensure the mining is to design.

  • Pegging and picking up of waste dumps and stockpiles to ensure they are built to design.

  • Survey of all ROM Pad and ore stockpiles at month end.

  • Pegging of haul roads.

  • Mark out and pickup of exploration drilling.

  • Surveying and updating topographical plans of haul roads, dumps, buildings and other surface features.


Compliance/Quality Control

  • Promote and adhere to appropriate internal methodologies, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Consistently maintain a high quality of work across all allocated functions



  • Assist in developing and preparing the monthly End of Month reports on material movement and all stockpiles quantified.

  • Assist in the preparation of plans and drawings for various regulatory bodies (ie Mine plans, accident investigation plans, etc)


Safety Management:

  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental and Social Responsibility practices.

  • Ensure every person within team is fit for work.

  • Ensure that agreed procedures, safeguards and controls are applied and used.

  • Ensure all activities are conducted safely and in accordance with Company standards and procedures

  • Ensure hazard management plans are observed.

  • Keep statutory and internal reporting as required.

  • Active participation to the Health & Safety Committee.


EDUCATION: Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma in Survey from a recognized tertiary institution


  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience, including 5 years’ in open pit mine surveying

  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Proficient in the use of mine design and survey software including E.G. Spectrum Survey Office, Carlson Surveyor + GPS, Trimble Optron or topcon, Surpac and Civil 3D Autocad

  • Strong communication skills with ability to speak and write English

  • Must possess strong cultural sensitivity and be able to execute work successfully in a different culture

  • Demonstrated record of developing and coaching staff

  • Must be able to demonstrate the values of integrity, respect and collaboration

  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring a safe working environment

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Ability to work as a team with the Mine Engineering and Operations personnel

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to respond to a changing work environment.

  • The ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time.

  • A reputation for integrity and ethics.

To apply, submit CV and cover letter to by 30 September 2018.  Email subject should be 'Senior Surveyor'

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