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Job Description

1.0 Geotechnical and Hydrological functional activities
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for slope development and failures management using available analytical and numerical techniques
  • Install slope monitoring systems like prisms, radars, extensometers, clinometers, piezometers, and the like.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data from these monitoring systems and present the result parameters for use in current and future pit, waste dumps and other facilities on the mine.
  • Provide Geotechnical and Hydrological inputs for planning and operational purposes
  • Model structures and geotechnical domains using 3D mining softwares such as Surpac or micromine
  • Lead construction of quality control and quality assurance activities (QA/QC) for the construction of key Geotechnical and Hydrological infrastructural aspects on the mine.
  • Monitor and advice on compliance with mine design parameters on an ongoing basis to achieve highly profitable mining practices.
  • Provide Geotechnical and Hydrological analysis on various structural facilities in the mining area such as stockpiles, rompad, tailings dam and so on
  • Conduct geotechnical drilling & logging, pit wall mapping campaigns, and laboratory tests to anticipate any changes which may affect the geotechnical features of the mining area.
  2.0 Geotech operational supervision and execution
  • Be responsible for establishing and maintaining systems and processes to ensure compliance with the GMC Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP), Ground Control Standards, and the Fatality Risk management processes.
  • Establish, implement, document, and maintain standards, systems, and processes to ensure ongoing updates to an integrated mine geotechnical model, containing interpretations of the geotechnical, hydrogeological, rock mass properties and behaviour data.
  • Establish, implement, document, and maintain standards, systems and procedures for data collection, data management, data analysis, excavation design and mine design validation.
  3.0 Health, Safety and Environment
  • Ensure compliance to the Health, Safety and Environmental standards on the mine site and government regulatory body
  • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his / her supervision.
  • Comply with all H&S, Loss Prevention, Asset Management, Environment and Social Responsibility requirements under GMC’s Integrated Management System or as applicable and GMC vision and values.
  • Conduct and complete incident / accident investigations and take corrective action to prevent injury and / or re-occurrence.
  • Oversee implementation of job and safety training programs for junior
  4.0 Reporting
  • Ensure all required daily, weekly, monthly, bi-annual and annual reports are completed and distributed on time.
  • Assist in generating the sectional operating and capital budgets for annual business planning.
  • Assist in generating capital requests such as Applications for Expenditure (AFE’s) and justification documentation.
  • Document all geotechnical and hydrological modelling parameters relevant to the generation of reserves and resources and annual business plans.

Qualification & Experience

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
  • Minimum requirement of First Bachelors’ Degree in Geotechnical/Mining/Geological Engineering.
Additional  Knowledge
  • Knowledge of mining software packages such as Surpac or similar GMPs
  • Valid driver’s license at least class B required
  • Advanced knowledge of work management process
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in the mining industry which includes large scale open pit operations required or equivalent combination of training and experience are necessary.
  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience – leading teams and having direct reports
Technical Skills:
  • Knowledge and ability to use geotechnical and hydrological softwares such as RocScience (Dips, Slides, Phase, Rocfall)
  • Relevant experience in slope management and ground water
  • Strong geotechnical data collection skills and understanding of principles of geotechnical monitoring tools and systems such as total station robotics and alert monitoring system
  • Good geotechnical design and analytical abilities
  • Proficient user of industry-standard geotechnical, rock mechanics and mining software
  • Knowledge of geotechnical and Hydrological Modeling and Interpretation.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to conduct three-dimensional (3D) visualizations.
  Behavioral Attributes:
  • Problem solver
  • Goal Oriented.
  • Critical thinking
  • Pro-Active.
  • Safety Conscious.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work well under pressure
Deadline: 25TH AUGUST, 2023

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