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Manager, Rock Engineering

Remuneration:R1500000 - R2000000 per year negotiable TCTC 
Benefits:Standard fringe benefits
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Management Snr
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:ASC Group

Job description

Role summary:

Responsible for the consulting engineers of the various mines of the group. The manager provides a rock mechanics service for the mining policy and long-term planning of the mines, as well as solutions of major problems which may arise

  • Coordinate risk assessments, standards, processes, procedures, monitoring of rock stability.
  • Draft and implement the code of practice.
  • Design parameters for open pit operations.
  • Ensure efficient and sufficient data collection.
  • Sound geotechnical data collection and modeling.
  • Slope and support designs.
  • Structural stability monitoring of waste rock dumps and stockpiles
  • Design suitable mining layouts and support, in accordance with Rock Engineering principles.
  • Compile progress and budget reports, compile monthly technical reports, ad hoc project reports as well as memorandums on observations.
  • Research, document and implement best practice rock engineering standards and procedures.
  • Ensure SOP’s are in place and adhered to.
  • Conduct PTO’s and risk assessments.
  • Investigate and conduct feasibility studies to keep abreast with developments within the specialist field.
  • Writing monthly safety reports.
  • Ensure and comply with safety standards guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee housekeeping principles are adhered to within area of control.
  • People management
  • Manage internal and external relations, including the interface with external providers responsible to ensure business needs are met and employees are satisfied.


  • Industry related Degree or Diploma NQF 7
  • Advance Rock Engineering Certificate or COMROCK
  • National Honours Degree / MDP / MBA will be advantageous
  • Medically fit (“Red Ticket”)
Knowledge and Work Experience:
  • 2 years rock engineering management experience
  • 3 years operational strata control / geology / mining experience
  • 6 to 8 years open pit experience
  • 6 to 8 years’ experience in managing waste rock dumps and stockpiles
  • Computer literate

Posted on 11 Apr 16:24

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