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Mine Planning Engineer (Underground) – B2GOLD NAMIBIA

 7 January 2022

Position Summary

Remuneration: N/A
EE position: Yes


Compile, schedule, track and coordinate Short and Medium Term production schedules that incorporates all related underground mining activities in order to achieve production and safety targets.

Job description


  • Compile optimised mine designs based on the latest resource models, economic, operational and geotechnical factors
  • Compile, communicate and monitor progress against Short- and Medium-Term production plans
  • Update ore and waste rock dump designs as and when required
  • Update the Mine Planning database to ensure accurate and real time data availability
  • Work with the development/production contractor to optimise designs, priorities, targets and schedules to ensure performance, cost, and safety targets are met
  • Compare actual excavations to design and identify deviations and causes, in order to minimise interruptions through appropriate interventions or design changes
  • Optimise mine design, blasting techniques and scheduling to improve operational efficiencies and productivity
  • Compile budget and ensure cost compliance
  • Ensure compliance to all B2Gold Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Namibian Citizen
  • Degree in Mining Engineering (B. Eng) (NQF Level 7)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a mining engineer in an underground, mechanized hard rock environment
  • Practical experience in Underground mine planning, design and scheduling
  • Previous experience with Longhole Open Stoping
  • Experience with cemented rock fill will be an added advantage
  • Valid Code BE driver’s license
  • Excellent knowledge of mine design and scheduling software, e.g. Deswik or MineSight



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