Provide Mine Engineering and planning support to the underground operation to ensure optimal production and backfilling operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position will be based at the Otjikoto Mine [Namibia] and will report directly to the Technical Advisor & Mining Projects Manager.

  • Manage the underground development and production contractors, ensuring that production, safety and quality targets are achieved
  • Conduct conceptual mining expansion studies and lead approved projects to execution
  • Conduct economic analyses and trade off studies of different schedules and operating scenarios
  • Oversee and coordinate Short, Medium and Long Term Planning functions
  • Manage underground production and construction related projects
  • Oversee longhole stope designs, stope optimisation and blast ring designs, to ensure efficient and optimal reserve extraction
  • Manage the underground mine planning database
  • Analyse production data to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Reconcile actual excavations with design, identifying deviations and enhancement initiatives
  • Ensure compliance to all B2Gold Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • Degree in Mining Engineering (B. Eng.) (NQF Level 7)
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a mine engineer in a mechanized hard-rock underground mine with at least 3 years supervisory experience
  • Strong knowledge, expertise and understand of underground mining techniques, long hole open stoping and backfill
  • Previous experience with long hole Open Stoping mining methods
  • Experience with cemented rock fill will be an added advantage
  • Valid Code BE driver’s license
  • Excellent knowledge of mine design software: MineSight, Deswik, Vulcan, Mine 2-4d, EPS Scheduler, etc.

Closing Date: 23 February 2022