Engineer, Mining – Optimisation

Solwezi, Zambia, Full Time -

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.
Job description:
Responsible for effective management of fleet, high precision mining and other support services.

Managing continuous improvement projects from planning and budgeting to implementation
Data analytics using SQL and Power BI
Optimization of high precision mining and drilling operations
Leading Business Improvement initiatives
Preparation and justification of capital expenditure to sustain or improve business performance
Mentoring and coaching Mining engineer graduates
Preparation of performance reports to management
Screening and monitoring of contractors while minimizing costs and upholding quality of work and organizational ethics
Ensuring that site safety and regulatory compliance standards are met


Full Grade 12 Certificate
Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering
Member of EIZ
Valid First Aid Certificate
Valid Driver’s Licence


3 years post University graduation working as Mining Engineer in Open pit operations
Data Analytics through Power BI