• Title
    Principal Mining Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Mining & Minerals
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood serves many of the world leaders in the mining industry. The company maintains mining offices across Canada, the USA and Australia, as well as in Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; Johannesburg, South Africa; and London, England.

     Wood currently has a senior leadership opportunity for a Principal Mining Engineer in the WOOD EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) office in Bryanston. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Mining Consulting and working closely with the Consulting Manager – Mining & Minerals, based in London, this position has overall responsibility to manage the growth of the African Geology and Mining Consulting Group. This position requires strong technical, managerial and business leadership skills. We expect that the successful candidate will maintain and expand our reputation of a high - quality service provider. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast - paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.



    • Providing technical leadership for a diverse mining engineering team ranging from junior to principal level staff
    • Ability to secure consulting work for the Wood EMEA office by establishing and maintaining client relationships and developing business leads and work opportunities
    • Soliciting work and preparing proposals and bids for all levels of study and engineering projects
    • Supporting continuous development of company cost and design databases
    • Collaborating with other consulting management, Technical Directors and the VP, Global Consulting in allocating technical resources to company projects
    • Managing a local budget
    • Providing specialist technical input, leadership and management on multi - disciplinary studies and projects including as mining lead on consulting studies
    • Act as senior peer review on consulting studies performed by others
    • Ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget and in accordance with Wood standards
    • Managing interactions between consulting, engineering and client teams
    • Assisting in the identification and recruitment of high - quality staff in order to grow and expand the technical capabilities of the group
    • Ensuring professional development of technical and administrative staff
    • Ensuring superior performance on projects through the appropriate assignment of technical staff and personal participation in projects
    • Actively supporting business development activities through participation in conferences, direct business development activities and strategic client relationship management
    • Ensuring quality in Wood consulting products by enforcement of a peer review policy and involvement of senior specialists as project advisors
    • Ensuring compliance with company health and safety policies, project management and commercial procedures


    Skills / Qualifications

    • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mining Engineering
    • Professional Engineers Membership and recognized Qualified Person (QP) for NI43 - 101 disclosures.
    • A minimum of 15 years’ experience of combined mining industry experience in operations and engineering consulting industry, specifically in underground mining
    • Experience in an operations environment as mine or technical services superintendent or manager level, or in a management role with a mining consulting firm
    • Familiarity with mine planning software systems such as Mine Sight, Gemcom, Surpac, Datamine, Vulcan and Whittle, and capable of utilizing industry knowledge to develop mine designs and production plans
    • Knowledge of industry standards in mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation (such as JORC, CIM or SME guidelines) and compliance with public disclosure regulations
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership skills in the management of technical people and advanced projects
    • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally, for varying durations and at times to remote locations
    • Strong network with mining clients in the Southern African is considered a strong asset


    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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