Senior Mine Planner
Africa 05-05-2006

Multinational gold mining company, with assets in Africa, Australia and South America is seeking to fill the "Load and Haul Superintendent" position at its successful, large open pit gold mine in Africa.  Prior experience in a high volume, selective mining environment utilizing large equipment is preferred.  Camp facilities are extensive.  Single or married (family) status contract.  Business class flights.


  • Medium and long-term planning of pits and stockpiles
  • Strategic planning, budgeting and Life of Mine planning
  • Review production targets monthly against long term goals
  • Design open pits and prepare optimisations
  • Ensure environmental plans are respected
  • Ensure that all mine engineers are trained and meeting their duties
  • Communicate with operations people
  • Report to the Chief Mining Engineer
  • Respect safety on site and encourage teamwork
  • Train local nationals in mine planning activities



  •  5 - 7 years experience minimum, preferably open pit
  •  Advanced degree (bachelors or higher) in Mine Engineering
  •  Excellent computer literacy in the use of Pit Optimization, Mine Planning and Scheduling Software (preferably Whittle, Surpac and Xpac respectively) and Microsoft Office software packages.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and management


Contract benefits include:

  • Competitive tax-free Salary & discretionary bonus
  • Married (family) or Single status contract
  • Business class flights
  • Extensive camp facilities:  golf, pool, tennis, etc.

If you are interested in this offer, please send your CV to the e-mail with the vacancy name as the subject: 

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