Principal Advisor, Mine Planning - rio tinto, Richards Bay

  • Richards Bay
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Engineering
  • Posted by rio tinto on Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Reference: copy-RITM4234587
  • Apply before Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: rio tinto

Principal Advisor, Mine Planning

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion;
  • Key role in a diverse and global organization;         
  • Previous experience in a technical mine environment
  • Role based in Richards Bay, ZA 

About the role

We are looking for a Principal Advisor, Mine Planning based in Richards Bay, ZA.  The main purpose of the role is to Integrate mine designs and plans of all ore-bodies to maximise their value driven by market conditions. Outputs of this process are the LOM plan, five year, annual production budgets and resource and reserve statements. You will be responsible for the following:

  • Determine and Maintain mine design criteria for all the RBM orebodies
  • Compile monthly updates of production schedules for all plants based on the life of mine plan. 
  • Liaise with operations to ensure that mine designs and production schedules are achievable
  • Ensure that results and lessons learnt from reconciliation are applied in mine designs
  • Maintain design and reserve data in an auditable and easily navigable system
  • Produce mine designs that maximize the value of RBM and strives to meet all business objectives
  • Develop and maintain monthly updates to designs and scheduling parameters and share this with the mining team during forecast meetings
  • Ensure that best practice reconciliation methods are used to generate reconciliation results
  • Carry out the quarterly reserve reconciliation and produce reports.
  • Carry out annual reserve reconciliation and report for addition the Competence Person Report with detailed analysis regarding reserves mined, deviations experienced and impacting factors.
  • Provide technical expertise and analysis on various projects and ensure that scheduling systems and production reporting systems are maintained.
  • Provide input and technical evaluation on related projects and produce professional reports detailing your findings
  • Maintain and improve safety, health and environmental standards and practices.
  • Perform fair and reasonable tasks related to the job and working environment, at the discretion of the supervisor.

Candidate Requirements

About you 

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have: 

  • BSc or B. Eng Mining Engineering  / BTech Mining Engineering
  • 5 years experience in a technical mine environment
  • Financial, Project management background beneficial
  • Drivers License: EB (Code 08)
  • A strong safety mindset
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office Suite).
  • An excellent understanding of the operation of planning software is important.
  • SAP exposure would be highly advantageous. 

Where you will be working 

Owned by Rio Tinto and located in the KwaZulu Natal province, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is an internationally recognized sand mining and mineral processing operations leader and is one of the world's foremost producers of titanium minerals, high purity pig iron and zircon.

About us 

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. 

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce 

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career. 

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions. 

RBM is an equal opportunity employer and preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups in line with the company’s employment equity plan.                                                                      


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