Summary: Maintain a Life of Mine Plan and effectively manage and de-risk the mining operation against adverse mine design and schedule conditions through implementation of best practice mine engineering and a safe mining system. Specifically, plan and manage all design and scheduling for the underground mine to ensure physicals are achieved in line with the budget. Reporting to Engineering Superintendent People and Performance Management:

  • Mentoring and coaching engineers how to design and plan an underground open stoping mine
  • Establish and maintain a productive project culture through effective people management and team building
  • Monitor subordinates in their performance and direct their activities as necessary to ensure project requirements are achieved
  • Communicate regularly with all staff to ensure that goals and priorities are clearly understood and to promote a harmonious working environment
  • Define department succession plans and training requirements Technical:
  • Manage the Deswik Life-of-Mine plan
  • Prepare annual reserve update
  • Implement and develop the operating mine design processes to ensure alignment between the underground mining operations and project strategic objectives
  • Approve level design, drill and blast and mining instructions
  • Implement and manage the EOM reconciliation process
  • Rolling 12-month schedules
  • Approve level design, drill and blast and mining instructions
  • Establish planning, scheduling and reporting systems to effectively communicate performance against plans Schedule:
  • Establish scheduling systems for all activities required to effectively execute the Underground Project
  • Actively manages works under area of control to ensure no impact on the critical path of the schedule
  • Identifies possible upcoming schedule risks within area of control and initiates control measures to mitigate effects on overall project schedule
  • Actively looks for opportunities to accelerate works to provide schedule opportunities in area of control Reporting:
  • Prepare weekly / monthly reports on all projects and communicate to all relevant stakeholders
  • Design and implement value adding reporting systems
  • Deliver project estimates and budgets to the required degree of accuracy within scope of control
  • Actively look for opportunities to implement cost savings without effecting safety, schedule or quality


  • 7+ years’ relevant experience in underground hard rock mining
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in mine planning using DESWIK.SCHED or DATAMINE EPS scheduling software’s (previous experience with DESWIK.SCHED will be highly regarded)
  • Experienced with both start-up projects and operating environments preferable
  • Significant experience in Drill & Blast
  • Experience in Longhole Open Stoping.
  • Experience in Pastefilling advantageous
  • Degree in Mining Engineering
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skill.
  • A motivated self-starter who can operate autonomously and is a natural leader


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