Mine Manager (Mining / Underground / Backfill / Gold / Strategy) – East Africa

Southern Africa#Eastern Africa#Central Africa
Posted 10 months ago

Reference No. 267 11 RR


Job Description:

Our client, an international mining group is seeking a UG Mine Manager who will build, develop, and lead an effective team capable to deliver the strategy to transition their mine to a major underground operation, to be executed in line with specific instructions from Senior Manager – Underground Mining and requirements of relevant Mining Legislation.



  • Understands key underground production and development processes in large scale trackless mining environments.
  • Understanding of safe and effective underground production practices, management, support systems.
  • Establishing Paste and Backfill  infrastructure in Underground environment.
  • Able to manage performance based on interpretation of data and can initiate and drive the operational improvements as required.
  • Demonstrated ability of delivering to production and cost targets.
  • Ability to effectively lead and communicate to all levels of the team.
  • Training and developing new and inexperienced workers to become safe and effective underground.
  • Strong understanding of mining cost drivers and their impact to the overall financial results of the operation.
  • Ability to develop operational budgets
  • Ability to drive the establishment of required planning systems and approaches.
  • Strong knowledge in underground contract management practices and demonstrated ability in managing underground mining contracts.
  • Understands company project management standards and has applied them in a minor project to conceptual level.
  • Ability to lead a minor project and interact with test work and engineering consultant service providers.
  • Generates innovative solutions, which continuously improve the performance of existing assets, products, services or processes.
  • Build, develop and lead the mining team in line with instructions given by the Senior Underground Manager.
  • Establish and maintain processes to ensure the development of optimised short-term, and medium-term plans that ensure delivery of the budget requirements and the operations strategy.
  • Ensure that the use of all resources is optimised to ensure delivery of the plan.
  • Identify areas for improvement in operational blueprints (systems, processes, procedures and tasks)
  • Establish and maintain systems for identifying opportunities to drive operational excellence.
  • Ensure collaboration with all departments to achieve streamlined delivery to plan.
  • Identify and interpret safety risks and resolve emerging issues; and ensuring that appropriate focus and resources are available to achieve safety objectives.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • 10+ years' proven experience in mine production in underground mining environment
  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering (BEng) or an equivalent tertiary qualification.
  • Underground Mine Managers Certificate.
  • Advanced understanding of project management standards and has applied them in a minor – medium project to conceptual level.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent opportunity
  • Competitive annual package


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Ruan Roodt

Senior Consultant

CA Mining


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