Reference Number: 9441311NDS


Job Description:

Our client has an opencast operation, producing mainly Nickel, Copper and Chrome for the export market. The mining operation is outsourced to a mining contractor with approximately 900 employees, whilst the owner employs approximately 600 employees. Situated in Mpumalanga, they are currently seeking an experienced General Manager to lead their mine operation



  • Reporting to the Steering Committee of the Joint Venture, your responsibilities will include the following:
  • Ensuring competence of teams responsible for signing off of Resources, Reserves & legal requirements.
  • Manage and co-ordinate safety and wellness initiatives.
  • Achieve production, safety and costs within the boundaries of the relevant Rules and Regulations.
  • Provide overall strategic direction for all disciplines in line with the Company’s values and mission.
  • Ensure that the agreed business strategic objectives are met timeously.
  • Develop, present and manage the agreed business plan for the business.
  • Ensure that relevant corporate governance and appropriate management systems are in place and continuously updated.
  • Communicate, motivate and build relationships at all levels within the organisation and all stakeholders such as the surrounding communities.
  • Optimize the business plan to ensure the overall success of the company.
  • Optimal utilization of resources.
  • Identify and manage risks and opportunities for the business.
  • Knowledge of all relevant legal requirements and compliance thereof.
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives, projects and processes towards ensuring focused business growth and alignment with international standards and practices.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill:

  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in Mining Engineering or equivalent.
  • Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency.
  • Fifteen years operational exposure to the Mining Industry with at least 5yrs Senior Management level.
  • Hard rock Open Pit mining experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Open Pit Mining process and Life of Mining Cycle.
  • Ability to manage mining execution against approved plans.
  • Proven management skills across the entire value chain.
  • Have knowledge and experience of Nickel and Base Metal commodities
  • Knowledge and understanding of SAMREC resource and reserves declaration requirements.
  • Ability to liaise with all stakeholders, including the local communities
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness (“Red Ticket”)
  • Valid driver’s licence

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent position
  • Market Related ZAR package on offer
  • Open to all South African citizens and foreigners with work permits /residency in country