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Mining Engineer

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Date: Jun 20, 2021

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 41408 

Job Category: Engineering 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Mining Engineer to join the Metal team in Johannesburg.


Hatch has been serving the world’s mining and metals industry with studies, design, engineering, development of innovative technologies, and project and construction management through to commissioning and operations for both greenfield and brownfield facilities. 


As the mining industry faces new challenges, our focus is on innovation. Join us in helping our clients create measurable improvements to their operations throughout the entire mining lifecycle value chain.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • bring experience in underground hard rock and/or open pit metal mining to join the Mining and Mineral processing Business Unit in our Johannesburg office.
  • have at least five years of experience on mine sites in either technical or operational roles and/or experience in engineering consulting and hold professional engineer status or be registered as an engineer-in-training with ECSA.  In addition to these technical aspects, successful candidates will have a desire for ongoing professional development, an interest in community involvement and be able to demonstrate demonstrate solid self-motivation and teamwork skills.


You bring to the role:   

  • Successful candidate will participate in teams preparing mining studies from concept level through feasibility level and into project execution, which will include detailed mine design and planning. There will also be a need for participation in due diligence reviews and engineering support for operating mines.
  • Undertaking underground and/or open pit mining studies, including mine designs, fleet sizing, schedules, operating and capital cost estimates,
  • Ensuring that the methodology and tools used to undertake mining studies, mineral reserve estimates, development of life of mine plans, production schedules, and analysis are appropriate to attain the level of accuracy that meets the client’s requirements in a cost-efficient manner while maintaining appropriate engineering review processes,
  • Advising on the scope of mine infrastructure facilities such as ventilation, dewatering, backfilling and ore and waste handling systems,
  • Assisting other discipline engineers’ infrastructure design by providing mining engineering input and assistance,
  • Selecting mine equipment, determining fleet size and replacement schedules,
  • Preparing study or project documentation including memos, notes, and technical reports using the appropriate Hatch template,
  • Interaction with clients and/or external consultants,
  • Taking on the mining discipline work and/or participating in the engineering review process for nominated projects.
  • Identifying developments in mining practice and analysis techniques which offer opportunity for improved efficiency and business development.
  • Qualifications, Skills and Experience required for this role will include:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering or an associated field,
    • Ability to obtain registration as a Pr. Eng.
    • Competency in one or more mine design software packages,
    • Knowledge of current mining practices and equipment productivities,
    • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills,
    • Demonstrated teamwork, negotiation, and conflict management skills,
    • Strong analytic and problem-solving ability,
    • General knowledge of metal industry economics and financial assessment.
    • Willingness to participate in external business development activities. 
    • Willingness to travel to Client locations for short term assignments


Why join us?

  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

  • Long term career development
  • Work with world class experts
  • Flexible work environment.



We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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