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Senior Mine Rehabilitation & Closure Consultant Job

Date: Nov 16, 2017

Location: Hatfield, ZA

Company: Golder Associates

Senior Mine Rehabilitation & Closure Consultant

Location ZA-Hatfield

Posted Date 3 months ago
Job ID: 2017-13328
Area of Interest: EN - Mine Planning and Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
# of Positions: 1
Education (Minimum): Masters Degree
Experience (Years): 10

Job Responsibilities

Golder Associates is seeking as experienced Senior Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Consultant for its South African operations that would execute work both locally and within the larger region (Africa, Asia, Australasia, Middle East and Europe). The successful candidate will be required to undertake site visits, liaise with clients, conceptualise and document closure measures, compile closure and rehabilitation planning reports and compute and finalise closure costs. The position is based in Pretoria and Midrand.


A key responsibility of the successful candidate would be the development and expansion of the closure and rehabilitation planning and closure costing service offerings, whilst aligning with GN R1147 on financial provisioning as well as other relevant legislative requirements.

* Actively developing new service offerings within land use and closure that is in line with up to date closure related legislation (especially GN R1147) which requires innovative thinking and problem solving abilities, specifically in respect of addressing latent environmental impacts;
* Interpreting site observations to conceptualise closure scenarios and articulating these to be site specific;
* Interpreting aerial imagery, engineering drawings and general arrangement drawings to accurately measure and calculate quantities and capturing these in the closure costing Bills of Quantity in a consistent and accurate manner;
* Utilising a working knowledge of AutoCAD, Google Earth PRO and related software packages to compile reference maps that comply with the relevant regulatory and/or internal Golder standards;
* Consulting and collaborating with other specialists within Golder to develop technical solutions to specific aspects of closure planning, for example devising closure criteria for waste residue facilities and contaminated land, surface rehabilitation or treatment of excess mine water make;
* Conceptualising appropriate, feasible solutions to address complex closure related challenges and clearly articulating these using reports, spread sheets and drawings, and integrating into a final product; and
* Liaison with clients and financial auditors to address queries and finalise reports.

Job Requirements

* Master’s degree in Engineering or Landscape Architecture (full research or 50/50 research and advanced course work);
* Minimum of ten years’ relevant mine closure experience and with an appropriate understanding of the rehabilitation and closure context of various types of mines and industrial sites;
* Advanced use of MS Excel is a prerequisite, as the successful candidate would be required to conduct complex closure costs as part of integrated closure planning; and
* Proficient use of AutoCAD; MS Office suite of programs especially MS Projects; Google Earth Pro and Adobe Acrobat Pro is required.

* Leadership and independence with execution and completion of work.
* Numeracy and the ability to deal with multiple-level costs work sheets.
* Strong technical writing capability.
* Diligence and judgment in decision making that has risk and / or financial consequences.
* Skills to integrate technical input for the completion of multi-disciplinary reports and documents.
* Ability to draw from internal relationships with other specialists to inform/develop solutions for particular applications/problems.
* Ability to devise new/novel ideas towards improving the closure planning and costing service offering.
* Understands and can manage project scope, tasks and budgets to effectively execute the complete project life cycle.
* Ability to develop strong, loyal relationships both internally and externally.

* Ownership attitude.
* Will to succeed.
* Positive client relationship development and actively builds a wide and effective internal and external network.
* Client focused.
* Good communication skills.
* Innovative.
* Adaptable, with ability to prioritise.
* Can work independently and as part of a team.
* High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
* Willingness to travel in Southern Africa.

Additional Information

* Own Vehicle.
* Valid Driver’s License and passport.

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