UG Mine Planner (Mining / Cut & Fill / Base Metals / Engineering) – Namibia, Southern Africa

Southern Africa
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Reference No. 1910 30 SS

Reference Number:  1910 30 SS

Job Description:

Our client is seeking an UG Mine Planner to join their team in Namibia. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and optimizing underground mining plans in accordance with Namibian mining laws and regulations.


  • Develop detailed underground mining plans, including stope designs, access layouts, development sequences, and production schedules.
  • Utilize appropriate mine planning software and tools to optimize mining designs and ensure efficient extraction of ore reserves.
  • Conduct geological and geotechnical assessments to identify potential risks, assess rock stability, and develop appropriate support strategies.
  • Collaborate with the engineering and operations teams to ensure seamless execution of mining plans and timely delivery of production targets.
  • Monitor and analyze mining performance, providing recommendations for continuous improvement and productivity enhancements.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports on mine planning activities, including progress updates, cost analysis, and resource allocation.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant mining laws, regulations, and safety standards in Namibia.
  • Participate in mine planning meetings, providing technical expertise and contributing to strategic decision-making processes.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, advancements in mining technology, and best practices in underground mine planning.
  • Mentor and train junior mine planning staff, fostering their professional growth and knowledge development.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 – 8 years of experience in underground mine planning, with a strong focus on Cut and Fill mining method.
  • In-depth knowledge of Namibian mining laws, regulations, and safety standards.
  • Proficiency in mine planning software, such as Datamine, Surpac, or similar tools.
  • Strong understanding of geological and geotechnical principles related to underground mining operations.
  • Experience in base metals mining (copper/zinc/lead) will be considered a bonus.
  • Professional certifications and memberships relevant to mine planning and engineering will be advantageous.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive annual package
  • Permanent employment opportunity

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Sheree Scheepers at

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Sheree Scheepers

Recruitment Consultant

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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