Mine Planning Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Website Mabiza Resources Limited

Only The Best is Good Enough For Munali Nickel Mine


Mabiza Resources Limited (“Mabiza”) operates the Munali Nickel Mine (“Munali”), which is located in the Mazabuka District, 75kms south of Lusaka, Zambia. Mabiza is a wholly owned entity of Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd.

The Mine is a modern, world class facility with fully mechanized underground operations. To support this vision. Mabiza is seeking the services of an experienced and qualified individual to take up the position of:

Role: Mine Planning Engineer

Reporting: Mine Technical Manager

Job Purpose: To oversee all the planning aspects of the Underground Mine.


  • To generate mine designs, plans and schedules for safe and productive development, stope production and mine back filling operations.
  • To liaise with all other Service Departments when generating layouts to ensure compliance to Mining Regulations
  • To co-ordinate all mining consumables and explosives usage.
  • Co-ordinating all manpower planning activities
  • Head and direct the mine planning section
  • Providing a safe working environment to all mine employees by designing safe and effective mining layouts
  • Ensuring that all designs, plans and schedules generated conform to safety, health and environmental legislation and mine procedures.
  • Coordinate the preparation of short, medium, and long-term development and stope production plans in order to maintain safe, economical and efficient underground operations.
  • Co-ordinating all mine planning activities in compliance with mining regulations and standards
  • Provision for adequate planning and scheduling back filling operations
  • Coordinate all materials, manpower and equipment required for all mining operations.
  • Facilitate for accurate budgetary input for the department.
  • Monitoring manpower and materials costs for the department
  • Ensuring all costs are within budget.
  • Ensuring utilisation of all company resources are maximized.
  • Maintain a record of departmental expenditure.
  • Interpreting, reviewing, and implementing company policies and procedures.
  • Preparing weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for managements use and decision making.
  • Enforcing statutory Mining Regulations and mine procedures

Skills & Qualifications: –

  • Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering or related discipline
  • Member of EIZ
  • Conversant with the Mining Regulations as applicable in Zambia
  • Knowledge of mining planning software such as Deswik, Surpac 3D and other mining software
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD will be an added advantage.
  • Exceptionally high computer skills
  • Exposure to backfill mining operations is an absolute advantage.

MRL offers equal employment opportunities. If you are ready to take up this opportunity, e-mail or post your CV with a full application letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please apply to;

Human Resources Business Partner

Mabiza Resources Limited

P.O. 50799 LUSAKA

Or email your application and C.V. to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 20th May 2023.

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