CSIR Careers South Africa – Senior Mining Rock Engineer

Website Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job Description:

The CSIR has a vacancy for a Senior Mining Rock Engineer in the Mining Cluster within the Advanced Production and Security Division. The incumbent will be responsible to drive, derive, plan and execute a strategy to improve rock related safety through the application of existing rock engineering knowledge in open cast and underground, shallow and deep level mining operations. This position is based at the Johannesburg mining campus with the flexibility of working remotely.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply sound scientific knowledge in problem solving and synthesising solutions using mining domain knowledge, e.g. Mining rock engineering, rock science, mining processes, mine value chain;
  • Actively scan cutting edge technologies in and outside mining sector to solve critical, primarily mining and rock engineering issues;
  • Maintain awareness of business development opportunities for CSIR wide customer base, where relevant refer opportunities to relevant Clusters and Divisions;
  • Ensure projects are managed in an integrated way;
  • Develop and implement governance systems to manage and deliver on the rock engineering portfolio of projects;
  • Translate mining business challenges into technical solutions;
  • Development and Innovation projects pipeline/ programme to deliver impact to the industry;
  • Re-imagine solutions to support the mining industry using this technology, primarily to solve geophysics problems;
  • Define program, scope and objectives, deliverables, schedule, financial risk, resource, interdependency, and integration management;
  • Drive multidisciplinary teams to build and implement solutions across various technology readiness scales proof of concept through to commercial product;

Job Requirements:

  • A Doctoral degree in rock engineering/ mining engineering or related with a COM Rock Engineering certificate would be advantageous;
  • Financial / Business acumen;
  • Knowledge of Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA);
  • Project management skills;
  • Good interpersonal and team skills;
  • Problem-solving and solution-seeking orientation;
  • Ability to innovate and generate new knowledge;
  • Ability to lead innovation and technology adoption in the mining industry;
  • Must be registered with the SANIRE/ ECSA or qualified to register with SANIRE/ ECSA;

Qualification & Experience:

A Master’s degree in specializing in rock engineering with at least eight years’ experience in underground mining operations with one of the following commodities, gold , or platinum, as a rock engineer;

Job Details:

Company: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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