Deputy HOD: MRM

Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium is recruiting a Deputy HOD: MRM, in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and co-ordinate the mineral resources functions, exploration/drilling programmes and resource planning of Swakop Uranium (SU) to ensure the sustainable availability of mineral resources to meet mining plans and business requirements
Key Performance Areas:
  • Develop the Swakop Uranium (SU) Mineral Resource/Geology Management plan, systems, policies, procedures, control standards, measures and programmes, aligning them to strategic business and mining objectives
  • Co-ordinate and monitor departmental effectiveness against short-term mine plan
  • Interpret, apply and ensure compliance to all relevant mineral resource/geology and health, safety and environmental statutory requirements, regulations and standards
  • Identify and apply best practice mineral resource/geology strategies, standards, system and monitoring mechanisms to support short- and long-term mine production planning
  • Identify and manage health, safety and environmental risks within the Mineral Resource/Geology Department
  • Provide guidelines to create the geological and resource model. Update and refine the model as per life of mine requirements
  • Manage sampling/mapping programmes
  • Manage and develop a grade control model for specific areas in the pit.
  • Delineate and sample mineral deposits
  • Establish ore accounting system, which reconciles with the metallurgical accounting system
  • Update and validate reserves and resources, including near mine exploration programmes
  • Identify additional uranium ore resources and potential uranium resources
  • Monitor and assess the geotechnical and hydrogeological aspects of the mining operation
  • Establish and manage a slope stability programme of the open pit, dumps and stockpiles
  • Manage compliance to internal and external reporting requirements (legal and other), including a legal register
  • BSc Honours degree or similar qualification in geology
  • MSc qualification an added advantage
  • 10 years’ experience in an open pit uranium mining environment of which 3 years’ should have been on a Senior Management level
  • Registration with an accredited professional body e.g. SACNASP, SAIMM, AUSIMM will be an added advantage
  • Valid Code C Driver’s License
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


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  • Published 20.01.2023
  • Expires 05.02.2023
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