Section Leader Medium / Long Term Planning-076496



Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Section Leader – Medium/ Long Term Planning at our North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the Technical Services Manager and the role holder will be accountable to provide leadership to the site Life of Mine (LOM) planning process to ensure optimal exploitation of the mineral resources.

This is a permanent/ fixed term contract role, with the work roster being six weeks on and three weeks off.

• Demonstrate visible safety leadership to the team and live the Acacia desired behaviours
• Lead a team of mining engineers to deliver integrated mine plans that ensure value creation
• Maintain the essential link between long-term mine plans and the short-term planning for both open pit and underground
• Identify opportunities that create value and develop strategic projects aimed at improving mine efficiency and flexibility
• Lead the site cut-off grade calculation and prepare the Ore Reserves statement accurately and on time
• Lead the delivery of medium-term and LOM designs and schedules for both open pit and underground
• Lead the production of the yearly budget; 5year and LOM plans for financial evaluation
• Ensure all mine plans reflect all the audited inputs (e.g. geotechnical slope criteria, cost, revenues, earthmoving productivities, etc.)
• Run mine optimizations for both open pit and underground that will help outline the optimum growth path of the mine and most importantly increase NPV of the mine
• Use the LOM planning process to drive the culture of business improvement on the mine ( e.g. driving cost reduction initiatives)
• Create a working environment that ensures that team members gain new skills and achieve their full potential by developing and implementing effective training and mentoring/coaching programmes

Qualification Requirements:

• Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering
• Post-Graduate qualification in Mineral Economics or Management will be an added advantage

Experience Requirements:

• A minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in both open pit and underground mining operations with strong long-term mine planning experience
• A registered member of a professional engineering institution will be an added advantage
• Proven ability to utilise modern mine planning systems to achieve best practice in integrated mine planning
• Ability to use mine planning software (e.g. Surpac, Mine 2-4D/ Studio5D Planner, EPS, XPAC) and optimization packages (e.g. Whittle, MSO)



 Planning - Open Pit

Primary Location

Tanzania-Mara Region-North Mara Gold Mine
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