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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Job Description

We have a current opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Johannesburg. For further information about this position please apply.


Our client, a well-established, diversified mining company with operations internationally, seeks a Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Open Pit). The role will be based in Johannesburg, but will require the incumbent to travel to Central Africa on a frequent basis.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing geotechnical expertise and support to the client across their operations in Africa.

Minimum Requirements:
* More than 10 years of experience in geotechnical engineering across both base and precious metals.
* Must have a completed tertiary qualification in geotechnical engineering or similar subject matter. Postgraduate qualifications will be considered highly advantageous.
* Must have a strong technical report writing ability.
* Must have significant experience in managing diverse teams across geographies.
* Must have significant open pit mining experience. Some exposure to underground mining would be advantageous.
* Fluent in English but bilingual speaking ability (English / French) is preferred

* The incumbent must be willing and able to travel to Central Africa on a regular basis.
* The incumbent must have a valid passport and have or be willing to have Covid and Yellow Fever vaccinations.

* Attractive Cost to Company
* The package will be taxed as per South African Laws