Form Five Selection 2024

Senior Mining Engineer at Barrick February, 2024

Position Description

The Barrick Africa Middle East Team is seeking to recruit Senior Mining Engineer to join and grow our team.

Join our exceptional team and embody Barrick’s core values as you work with us. We are in search of individuals who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity.
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach.
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose.
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy.
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable.
  • Committing to Zero Harm.
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships.

If you’re ready to contribute to our world-class team while embracing these values, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our diverse workforce.



  • Demonstrate visible safety leadership to the team and live the Barrick DNA.
  • Complete safety interactions with mining operations crews at specified intervals and record.
  • Identify hazards in workplaces and rectify and/or report to responsible supervisor.
  • Report all incident/ accident that occur in the workplace.
  • Complete all relevant risk assessments before completing or assigning a task.
  • Compliance to all mine standard operating procedures in design, planning, and execution work.

Design and planning

  • Lead a team of mining engineers to deliver integrated mine plans that ensure value creation.
  • Complete on time, accurate & reliable designs & layouts to enable safe and efficient mining.
  • Completing digging, haulage, and shovel matching analysis for all mining activities as part of design.
  • Design and planning of pit infrastructure such as dewatering, electrical feed and surface run-off.
  • Life of mine planning, scheduling, cost modelling and compilation of mine reserves.
  • Open pit design, dump design, cut-off grade analysis and optimization.

Drill and Blast

  • Drill & Blast design, analysis, and quality control, including blast notifications, and post blast reports.
  • Identify & Apply Industry best practice principles throughout the drilling and blasting process.
  • Bench reconciliation, tracking and remediation planning.
  • Ensure adequate drilling and blasting stock is generated through design for weekly achievement.

Cost management

  • Cut off grade analysis and life of mine cost modelling.
  • Creating and managing operating budget for the open pit operations.
  • Create capital budgets for open pit operations including AFEs and purchase requisitions.
  • Monthly cost analysis, reconciliation, and reporting.


  • Supervise and manage a team of junior engineers in day-to-day activities.
  • Training and development of graduate engineers to attain relevant skills in open pit mining.
  • Supporting mining operations leaders through technical input and operational oversight.
  • Engage and influence others in stakeholder departments to achieve overall team goals.
  • Ensure continuous professional development for self and others in the team.

Qualification requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in mining/mineral engineering.
  • Practical experience and/or qualification in project management
  • Mines Health & Safety Act Awareness.

Experience and competencies needed.

  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years in Open Cast Mining environment
  • At least 3–5-year experience as production drill and blast engineer
  • Experience in the Gold Mining Industry
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong Safety Background and ability to drive a Safe working environment and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Computer skills –MS Excel, Access, Word, Outlook.
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate above normal scopes of working ethics.
  • Must have a valid driving license.
  • High professional conduct at all times and the ability to deal with a diverse client base.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.


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