Chief Rock Engineer - #366775

Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine

Date: 6 days ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time


1. Purpose of Role
-Providing the mine (3-5 shafts with increasing mining complexity, variable conditions and aging infrastructure) with high level and specialist rock engineering services and expertise.

2. Work of Role
-Develop/contribute to tactics and plans for mining at increasing depth and to combat increased seismicity inferred from multiple observations and measurements in current mining
-Set and assure compliance to rock engineering systems, policies, protocols and standards
-Benchmarking the state of rock engineering practice in relation to established best practice (technology)
-Review and sign off layouts, mandatory codes of practice and rock engineering related systems
-Investigate opportunities to optimize efficiency and cost, driven by rock engineering input
-Conduct and sign-off geotechnical modelling for mine design and layout purposes
-Conduct/contribute to feasibility studies for new on-mine projects
-Responsibility for the rock engineering service at the mine including human resources optimization and talent management
-Business and technical risk analysis
-Cross discipline (mining, ventilation, planning, safety and surface geotechnical) input in mine planning
-Support the overall operational management of the mine
-Custodian of LoM rock engineering strategy

3. Qualifications
-Grade 12
-Chamber of Mines Rock Mechanics Certificate (for Metalliferous Mines)
-Chamber of Mines Advanced Rock Engineering Certificate
-BSc Hons in Engineering Geology / Mining Engineering
-MSc in Mining Engineering – Advantageous
-Member of South African Institute of Rock Engineering - Advantageous

4. Experience
-Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience in rock engineering

5. Knowledge and Skills
-Sound knowledge to integrate with mining, safety and health legislation, ventilation, geology and planning disciplines
-Sound knowledge pertaining to people management
-The understanding of and experience in asset management principles around mining, equipment and associated operational / maintenance standards /philosophies will be required
-Working knowledge of specialist rock engineering computer programs and models
-Valid driver’s licence

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