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Rock Mechanics Chief Engineer (Open Pit & Underground) Zambia
through CareerAvenue Global in South Africa

Rock Mechanics Chief Engineer (Open Pit & Underground) Zambia at CareerAvenue Global in South Africa

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Posted on April 18, 2016

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Our client is a major player in the mining industry. Based in Africa, they seek an exceptional individual for this expat contract career opportunity.

Direct Supervisor: Mine Technical Services Manager.

Salary according to qualifications and experience.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: Manage the functions of the Geotechnical department with respect to the open pit and underground mines.


• University degree in Geotechnology or Geology / BSc Honors in Rock Mechanics.

• Over fifteen (15) years of experience (open pit and underground).

• Highly Experienced.

• Valid driver's license.

• Preferably bilingual (English and French).

• Able to use desktop software.

• Able to use basic geotechnical or geological instruments.

• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

• Physically fit to work.


• Applies the science of Rock Mechanics.

• Inspect the pit, instrumentation, take manual measurements and check the slope parameters.

• Keep abreast of the geotechnical development of the mines.

• Send the results of investigations and drafting of reports.

• Ensure the achievement of good wall supporting standards.

• Administer the Geotechnical Department staff and advises on technical problems.

• Carry out any other task as requested by management in relation to his skills.

• Providing rock mechanics (geotechnical) services: excavation design, development and stoping layouts, sequence of mining and scheduling of production to ensure cost effective and safe ore production.

• Investigates potential implications of short and long-term mining recommendations to management on possible changes in planning and support requirements.

• Observes and analyses the mining environment, evaluates findings and advises on safe mining practices.

• Catalogues the required geotechnical data to ensure information is readily available for use by appropriate planning and production officials.

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