Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Chirano Gold Mines

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Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Chirano Gold Mines

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Chirano Gold Mines Limited is an underground and open pit gold mine in the Western North Region of Ghana, within the Bibiani gold belt. It is owned by a Canadian-based Company, Asante Gold Corporation.

Job Description

Chirano Gold Mine is looking for a well-organized self-starter with great attention to detail to join our team as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer.

Job Profile

  • Reporting to the Chief Geotechnical Engineer, the role will focus on maintaining and developing strategic geotechnical functions at both Underground & Open Pit Operations to maximize operational efficiencies and profitability.
  • Provide geotechnical advice regarding mine design, schedule, and ground/ wall support for both Underground & Open Pit mining operations.
  • Evaluate and propose optimum geotechnical engineering solutions in achieving the planned objectives and conduct analysis of stope and pillar designs, mining sequencing, and ground support designs



Key Responsibilities

  • Practice and promote Company environmental, health, safety and operational policies and procedures and actively participate in the Company’s Continuous Improvement Programme.
  • Proactively participate in safety meetings and promotes safe working practices.
  • Ensure underground/pit wall stability and quality control of support measures through the supervision of ground control, quality and testing programs;
  • Refine stope designs and extraction sequences to optimize mine longevity and ore recovery.
  • Execute intermediate and long-term strategies that support growth of geotechnical function.
  • Assist in the execution of strategies to enhance current geotechnical practices and performances in achieving the organization’s overall strategy.
  • Contribute to the business' capability to mine safely by actively identifying risks and threats to achieving targets and develop & manage programs to minimize or eliminate those risks
  • Design and develop geotechnical processes, practices and methodologies in engineering and ensure alignment with the organization’s long-term strategy
  • Develop systems & measures that appropriately assess geotechnical performance and review progress to ensure achievement of targets.
  • Inspect underground geotechnical activities at start of shift to ensure correct procedures are being followed.
  • Coordinate the collection of data, its analysis and evaluation of reports in order to ensure sound geotechnical designs.
  • Conduct advanced evaluation and trend assessments and reports the results at daily/weekly production meetings.
  • Work closely with the mine planning engineers and geologists as well as with Operations to ensure robust and safe designs.
  • Build the capabilities of the team to enhance the function’s ability to achieve financial and operating strategy; identifies succession role requirements and high potential talents and actively develops key talent.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by your Supervisor/ Manager.

Required Skills or Experience

  • First degree in Geological, Mining / Civil Engineering, preferably with specialization in Geotechnical Engineering or Rock Mechanics.
  • Post Graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering or a related field will be an asset.
  • Minimum of five (5) years' practical experience in both Surface & Underground mining environment.



  • Demonstrated capability to conduct technical geotechnical work with limited supervision.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of all the aspects of design basis and mechanisms identification and demonstrated ability to address their impact on the designs.
  • Good operating knowledge and interpretation skill of numerical modelling tools such as DIPS, UNWEDGE, MAP3D and PHASE 2
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the Duty of Care Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2012 L.I 2182, and Mining Inspection Act & Regulations.
  • Must have thorough understanding of underground mining operations, and solid safety performance at the personal and professional level.
  • Understanding of Mining Health & Safety Procedures.
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian Driver’s License with good and defensive driving skills.
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