JOB LOCATION: Maputo, Mozambique

REPORTS TO: Reporting to the Chief Operations and Development Officer 


TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: ± 15 direct reports in core central team


SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Lead and manage a team of technical specialists in ore body knowledge and resource evaluation (e.g. mining engineers, geologists) to support maximizing the value of both new and existing resources.


GROUP BACKGROUND: Join one of the world’s leading resources companies, and help drive growth as part of the leadership team for a newly acquired African mining operation. This role will be based in

Maputo, Mozambique and will lead a team of about 15 technical specialists in ore body knowledge and resource evaluation.

and will lead a team of about 15 technical specialists in ore body knowledge and resource evaluation.


EDUCATION REQUIRED: Tertiary qualifications in mining, processing, geology or related disciplines required. An additional tertiary/post-graduate qualifications in commerce and/or business administration would be well-regarded.




  • Significant experience in general mining operations and mine planning and geology disciplines
  • Significant experience in strategic mine planning
  • Coal experience will be well-regarded but is not a pre-requisite
  • Experience in:
    • Creating, leading and managing technical specialist teams to achieve business results
    • Developing and implementing corporate planning, technical specialist and cost management systems
    • Managing operating and capital costs
    • Dealing directly with customers, partners and stakeholders
    • Managing occupational safety and health activities in a mining environment
    • Managing environmental responsibilities in a mining environment
  • Proven ability to work within a senior management team recognising and understanding the threats and opportunities in the external environment and using this to develop commercially viable strategies


  • Develop the resource strategy and help define the studies that will execute the strategy.
  • Have oversight of long term exploration strategy and field exploration programme.
  • Take ownership of resource and reserve evaluation processes, systems, standards.
  • Lead the Strategic Production Planning project.
  • Establish the long term mine planning and technical support standards, processes, systems and a sustainable in-house capability with a focus on the 5 to 50 year time horizon.
  • Establish and lead the technical team to support the above.