Long-Term Mine Planner (Open-Pit / Mining / Mining Engineering / Mine Design / Whittle / Datamine / Surpac) – Lesotho

Southern Africa
Posted 3 weeks ago

Reference No. 645 2703 MHU

Reference Number: 645 2703 MHU


Job Description:

Our client operates an open-pit mine in Lesotho and has an exciting opportunity for a Long-Term Mine Planner to join their team, reporting into the Mine Manager. The successful incumbent will be accountable for coordinating and integrating the overall mine planning process within the assigned operational area to ensure that all plans (mine and supporting resources), planning processes and designs are optimized, realistic, relevant and precise, and to produce and optimize strategic mine plans.



  • Long term planning and mine design
  • Long term and medium term planning and scheduling
  • Training and overseeing of junior planners and short term planning
  • Advising management on required fleet and consumables
  • Reporting and presenting plans and schedules to mine management
  • Excellent knowledge of information management systems and processes
  • Knowledge of applicable mine standards and health and safety regulations and requirements
  • Knowledge of mine, labour and other required resources planning practices and principles and planning systems/software packages
  • Knowledge of quality management principles and practices
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in mine planning platforms, mine designs and layouts and associated software.
  • In depth knowledge of MRM and economic practices and systems
  • Be able to update and create new Resource and Reserve Model for planning and geology functions
  • Understand the functions and processes and be able to create the 3D pit designs.
  • Understand the mine budget, how to update it and how to capture all relevant information to be used in mine budget.
  • In-depth knowledge of the functions and processes in the Medium to Long term planning in order to deliver a safe, competent and attractive plan that can be presented to investors
  • In depth knowledge of the geotechnical principles, objectives and their impact in Mine design
  • In depth knowledge of load and haul principles including mine infrastructure, dispatch control, optimisation of mining activities and equipment.
  • Technical understanding of equipment capability, drill and blast principles, costing and optimisation of drilling and blasting


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • B.ENG (Mining Engineering)
  • National Higher Diploma in Mining, or Equivalent as recognized by South African National Qualification Authority- SANQA or similar international qualification
  • Mine Overseer and or manager’s Certificate as issued by the DME or Advanced Planning qualification or a related discipline will be advantageous
  • 10 years’ experience in open pit long term and strategic planning environment
  • Report writing skills
  • Analytical with attention to detail
  • Experience and extensive/advanced use of mine planning software i.e. Whittle, Datamine, Maptek, AutoCAD, Surpac, Microsoft project, or similar essential


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent role
  • Remote working with travel to site maximum of 10 days per month


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to mhuber [at] camining [dot] com



Please visit www.camining.com or www.mining-recruitment-jobs.com for more exciting opportunities.


Mark Huber

Managing Lead – Executive Mining Recruitment

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.



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