Titre du poste

Principal Mining Engineer - Kédougou


Poste proposé : Principal Mining Engineer - Kédougou

We are looking for a Principal Mining Engineer.

  • Short term contract role to optimizes the value of Sabodala’ assets (operating and development) through mine design, mine scheduling, and optimization studies.
  • The Principal Mining Engineer is responsible to provide strategic and operational expertise to the mine technical functions including planning, survey, geology, drill & blast area to ensure that the life of mine plans are prepared in a structured, accurate and timely manner to improve overall productivity of the company.
  • The Principal Mining Engineer will also provide management, leadership and direction to open pit mine planning team to ensure approved mine plans are safely and efficiently achieved or exceeded.
  • A focus on innovation and continuous improvement to achieve and exceed industry best practices in terms of safety, productivity and cost.
  • Engage with all supporting departments to ensure mine plans are achieved and where issues are evident, mitigation plans are in place.
  • Generate plans, schedules, budgets and forecasts (physical/financial) to control all aspects of the open pit mining and earthmoving operations. 
  • Provide back up for Technical Services Manager when required.


  • Review the LOM Plan and ensure that rolling forecasts (5 years to 13 weeks) are accurately developed to meet mining targets.
  • Work with the Geologists, the Planning Engineers and the process team to review geology block models (reserves and Grade Control) and planning inputs parameters (cost models, Geotech, process inputs, etc.) to ensure that all inputs are correctly interpreted  throughout the planning process.
  • Identify and implement business improvement opportunities, including future operations and processes.
  • Review and approve production schedules, operational plans, and medium-term planning for the mine.
  • Investigate and lead effective improvement projects for open pit mining activities by working with other disciplines across site.
  • Drive and promote a positive safety culture onsite through initiatives that include visible felt leadership, SAOs and regular inspections.
  • Review operational safety, production and cost performance against targets and make improvements where required.
  • Contribute to the professional development of the national workforce through mentoring, coaching and training.

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Principal Mining Engineer - Kédougou


  • Minimum Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • At least 10 years of operational experience working in the open pit mining operation with minimum 5 years in strategic planning
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring/developing capacity in a remote location and/or developing country.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and build effective relationships and networks.
  • Fluent in English with excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of mining software (Surpac, Vulcan, Minesched, whittle)
  • Excellent knowledge of Ms Excel
  • Ability to code easily in tcl language
  • Understanding of mine environmental rehabilitation and closure methodologies.
  • Further qualifications in management or mining economics/finance.
  • French language skills.

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Principal Mining Engineer - Kédougou

  • Métier : Production, maintenance, qualité
  • Secteur d´activité : Chimie, pétrochimie, matières premières, mines
  • Type de contrat : CDI
  • Région : Kédougou
  • Ville :
  • Niveau d'expérience : Expérience > 10 ans
  • Niveau d'études : Bac+4 - Bac+5 et plus
  • Nombre de poste(s) :
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Type de poste
Temps plein
Lieu du poste
Kédougou , Sénégal
Date de publication
27 juin 2024
Valide jusqu’au
25 août 2024
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