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Geo-Tech Engineer at SABELA consulting

  • Permanent Senior position

  • Phalaborwa, Limpopo

  • R1,100,000 - R1,300,000 pa basic salary plus benefits

  • Job 2116141

  • Posted 23 Jun 2017 by SABELA consulting


About the Position

  • Identify, develop and introduce best practices regarding mine, undercutting methods, support design and monitoring methods, tools and equipment
  • Design and assist in implementing systems, procedures and techniques that will reduce or eliminate Rock fall hazards
  • Apply collaborative and consultative approach to consistently meet business needs
  • Assist in creating systems (e.g. Strata control standards) which embed safe mining practices
  • Training and enabling functional specialists as well as operating personnel to understand rock mass risks and lead indicators
  • Lead Geotech team and working with other professionals to deliver high quality reports on time
  • Analyse trends of roof falls and accidents/ incidents
  • Consistently deliver solutions which contribute to business results
  • Enable and support line managers on a day to day as well as crisis situation basis to manage risk effectively - facilitate problem solutions by applying sound geotechnical principles and ensuring the correct outcome
  • Select the most suitable ground support by applying geotechnical assessments to ensure that the desired levels of stability will be maintained throughout the required period of operation
  • Establish database of roof conditions, rockfall and accidents/incident investigations. Use this database to identify research projects and serve as basis for improvement
  • Deliver quality cost effective solutions on time and within risk parameters
  • Execute continuous Audit for systems and compliance to Code of Practice and confirming validity of current practices

Desired Skills

  • Technical design and analysis
  • Technical knowledge of undercutting systems
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making

Desired Work Experience

  • More than 10 years Other Architecture & Engineering
  • More than 10 years Business Consulting

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Diploma

About The Employer

  • Advanced Certificate in Rock Engineering / GDE / Post graduate Rock Engineering / Geotechnical
  • Degree/Diploma with a strong mathematical base or Geology/Mining/Geotech Engineering
  • Chamber of Mines Certificate - Rock Mechanics (Will be advantageous)
  • Experience in block cave establishment including undercutting and draw bell construction
  • Extensive knowledge of massive mining methods and relevant geotech monitoring systems
  • 10 years' experience in Geotechnical/Rock Mechanics of which 5 years was on supervisory level
  • Experience in Numerical modelling Software's, (elastic and inelastic)
  • Experience in Seismic and Integrated geotechnical monitoring systems

Employer & Job Benefits

  • Medical aids
  • Provident Fund

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