Geotechnical Engineer

Chililabombwe, Zambia, Full Time -

Lubambe Copper Mine is located within the Greater Konkola Area of the Zambian Copperbelt and consists of a large – scale mining license covering an area of approximately 228 square kilometres.
Completed and commissioned in 2012, Lubambe is an underground operation supported by a shaft and decline access with a 2.5 million tonne per annum capacity ore concentrator. The mine’s current depth is 450 meters producing a high-grade copper concentrate which is then treated at Zambian smelters.
The mine currently employs 1,000 direct employees and a further 1,400 contractors. It places the highest priority on safety with a world class safety system.
Supporting local communities and suppliers is a key business focus of the mine.
EMR Capital owns an 80% controlling interest in Lubambe while ZCCM-IH owns 20%.
The Mine seeks to employ an experienced and qualified individual in the following position:
This position reports to the Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Core Purpose of the Position
The primary purpose of this role is to be responsible for the identification of ground conditions with appropriate support recommendation and ensuring compliance to specification for ground control strategies
Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

Develop and maintain a risk register (Hazard Maps) for all production related activities and enforce requirements
Ensure all ground control management plans, procedures, standards and systems are implemented and maintained to mitigate risk to as low as reasonably practicable
Ensure thorough and prompt incident/accident reporting & maintain involvement in safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment. All fall of ground accidents should be investigated and documented
Coordinate data acquisition programs (core logging, mapping and instrumentation) and update all databases
Actively promote safe production through implementation of best practice methods of operation into design and regular review/audit of existing practices
Understand and ensure compliance with all legislative and statutory responsibilities and environmental standards
Ensure timely geotechnical advice is provided as required, ground support layouts must be made available on time and must be well documented

Academic Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering/BSc Mining obtained from a recognised institution
Strata Control Certificate
Member of Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
Minimum of 5 years work experience in Geotechnical/Rock Mechanics in underground mining operations including mechanised open stoping & jumbo development
Proficient user of relevant Geotechnical software including but not limited to AutoCAD, Gem4D, Map3D, Unwedge, Dips, RS2, RS3, InSAR Monitoring
Strong understanding of ground monitoring and instrumentation
Holder of a current Zambian blasting licence
Holder of valid First Aid Certificate

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae in MS word format to r[email protected] Please indicate the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 27th March, 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.