30 Apr 2024

Full Time Senior Mine Engineer at B2GOLD NAMIBIA

B2GOLD NAMIBIA – Posted by o4na@ Otjiwarongo

Job Description

Senior Mine Engineer (Underground)

Listing reference: b2gld_000177
Listing status: Online
Apply by: 17 May 2024
Position summary
Industry: Mining & Quarrying
Job category: Mining
Location: Otjiwarongo
Contract: Permanent
Remuneration: Marketed Related
EE position: No
General Scope of Duty: Provide mine engineering and planning support to the underground operation to ensure optimal production and backfilling operations.
Job description


Location and reporting structure
This position will be based at the Otjikoto Mine and will report directly to the Underground Mining Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design and optimise stopes based on drilling results, economic, operational, and geotechnical factors, for optimum reserve extraction.
  • Design development and auxiliary infrastructure that supports optimum operations.
  • Develop and update ore and waste rock dump designs.
  • Plan, schedule, track, and coordinate long-term production schedules incorporating all related underground mining and support activities, including diamond drilling, blast schedules, advance rates, equipment availability, utilisation, backfill, dewatering, ground support, ventilation, and construction.
  • Identify and drive operational efficiencies.
  • Guide Mine Planning Engineer on developing Short- and Medium-Term production schedules.
  • Act as an owner’s representative in the management of the underground mine development contractor.
  • Guide contractor to achieve contractual and budget operations and safety targets, including leading and conducting compliance inspections.
  • Compare actual excavations to design and identify deviations and causes and minimise these through appropriate interventions or design changes.
  • Perform weekly and monthly production reconciliations (design vs. actual vs. Budget) and guide operations to achieve MTP and budget.
  • Assist with the compilation of the operational budget.
Safety, Health and Environment
  • Compliance with the B2Gold Golden Rules, Code of Conduct and all Policies.
  • Ensure compliance with all B2Gold Safety, Health and Environmental policies and procedures.
  • Comply with the Namibian Mining Act (Labour Act, Ordinance, Minerals Act, Explosives Act) and Regulation’s clauses that apply to designated work areas.
  • Actively participate in implementing and improving the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) Management System.


Minimum requirements


  • Grade 12
  • Minimum Degree in Mining Engineering (B. Eng.) NQF level 7
  • A minimum of seven years of experience as a mechanised hard-rock underground mine engineer, with at least three years of supervisory experience
  • Strong knowledge, expertise and understanding of underground mine design, mine and production optimisation, production planning and ventilation design
  • Valid Code BE driver’s license
  • Excellent knowledge of mine design and scheduling software: MineSight, Deswik, Vulcan, Mine 2-4d, EPS Scheduler, etc.
  • Women and persons from marginalised communities are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

  Closing date: May 17, 2024  


Job Categories: Engineering Jobs. Job Types: Full Time.


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