Senior Mine Engineer, Underground

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  • Namibia

Job details

B2Gold is a low-cost international senior gold producer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has three operating gold mines and numerous development and exploration projects in various countries including Canada, Mali, the Philippines, Namibia, Colombia, Finland and Uzbekistan. This year, B2Gold forecasts gold production to be 1,000,000 – 1,080,000 ounces.


Senior Mine Engineer, Underground (Namibia)

Location and Reporting Structure

Reporting to the Otjikoto Underground Mining Manager, this position will be an 8/4 fly in-fly out rotation, based at the B2Gold Namibia Otjikoto mine.


  • Design and optimise stopes based on drilling results as well as economic, operational and geotechnical factors for optimum reserve extraction.
  • Design development and auxiliary infrastructure that supports optimum operations.
  • Develop and update ore and waste rock dump designs.
  • Plan, schedule, track, and coordinate long-term production schedules incorporating all related underground mining and support activities, including diamond drilling, blast schedules, advance rates, equipment availability, utilisation, backfill, dewatering, ground support, ventilation and construction.
  • Identify and drive operational efficiencies.
  • Guide contractor to achieve contractual and budget operations and safety targets.
  • Compare actual excavations to design and identify deviations and causes and minimise these through appropriate interventions or design changes.
  • Do weekly and monthly production reconciliations (design vs actual vs Budget) of operations and guide operations to achieve MTP and budget.
  • Assist with the compilation of the operational budget.
  • Compliance with the B2Gold Golden Rules, Code of Conduct and all Policies
  • Comply with the Namibian Mining Act (Labour Act, Ordinance, Minerals Act, Explosives Act) and Regulation’s clauses that apply to designated work areas.
  • Actively participate in implementing and improving the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) Management System.




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