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Plan, organise, direct, control and co-ordinate the mineral resources functions, exploration / drilling programmes and resource planning of Swakop Uranium (SU) to ensure the sustainable availability of mineral resources to meet mining plans and business requirements.


Key Performance Areas:

  • Develop the Swakop Uranium (SU) Mineral Resource / Geology Management plan, systems, policies, procedures, control standards, measures and programmes, aligning them to strategic business and mining objectives.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor departmental effectiveness against short-term mine plan.
  • Interpret, apply and ensure compliance to all relevant mineral resource / geology and health, safety and environmental statutory requirements, regulations and standards.
  • Identify and apply best practice mineral resource / geology strategies, standards, system and monitoring mechanisms to support short- and long-term mine production planning.
  • Identify and manage health, safety and environmental risks within the Mineral Resource / Geology Department.
  • Provide guidelines to create the geological and resource model.  Update and refine the model as per life of mine requirements.
  • Manage sampling / mapping programmes.
  • Manage and develop a grade control model for specific areas in the pit.
  • Delineate and sample mineral deposits.
  • Establish ore accounting system, which reconciles with the metallurgical accounting system.
  • Update and validate reserves and resources, including near mine exploration programmes.
  • Identify additional uranium ore resources and potential uranium resources.
  • Monitor and assess the geotechnical and hydrogeological aspects of the mining operation.
  • Establish and manage a slope stability programme of the open pit, dumps and stockpiles.
  • Manage compliance to internal and external reporting requirements (legal and other), including a legal register.

Requirements and experience:

  • BSc Honours degree or similar qualification in geology.
  • MSc qualification an added advantage.
  • 10 years’ experience in an open pit uranium mining environment of which 3 years’ should have been on a Senior Management level.
  • Registration with an accredited professional body e.g. SACNASP, SAIMM, AUSIMM will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Code C Driver’s License.

Closing date: December 22, 2022