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Globe 24-7 Pty Ltd


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Chief Geotechnical Engineer - Underground Mine


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Ghana, Accra 

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Job Description:

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chief Geotechnical Engineer to join a gold mine development in Ghana.

The Company:

Our client is a well-known gold producer in Africa. The company's current focus is on the development of their underground gold mine. This is an exciting time to join the operation and Globe 24-7 has been selected as the recruitment partner to assist with the sourcing process for this position.

The Role:

We are seeking an Chief Geotechnical Engineer with underground experience, responsible for managing geotechnical teams, systems and engineering integrity of mining infrastructure development plans. Delivering a safe working environment, so that the underground and surface development plans can achieve their project goals

Skill Requirements:

  • 10 - 15 years of relevant rock mechanics/geotechnical engineering experience in underground mining environment with some exposure in surface mining

  • +8 years' experience in the chief geotechnical engineering role

  • Analyse and interpret geotechnical data and the requisite rock mass classification and characterisation methods

  • Analyse and interpret mining stress data

  • Develop geotechnical design criteria to support safe and optimal mine operations.

  • Develop Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP)

  • Carry out geotechnical numerical modelling and interpret results

  • Excellent computer literacy with specialised geotechnical and mining software such as Rocscience, AutoCAD

  • Strong technical, leadership and problem-solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and report writing skills

  • Proven experience mentoring and training junior engineers

Certificate/ Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mining/Geological Engineering

  • Master of Science in Engineering (Rock Mechanics/Geotechnical Engineering)

  • A post graduate in Management/Management practice would be considered a strong asset

  • Blasting certificate

  • Mine Rescue certificate

  • Shift boss certificate

  • Mine Captain

The Rewards

This position offers a competitive remuneration package and an excellent opportunity for a professional to further their career within a fast-growing organisation. You would be working on a Residential basis (5/2) and have the option for family status.

Contact Us

Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.