We are looking for applicants with long term planning and mine design experience to join our mining team.
The role will involve:
Providing mine planning input in mine design and operational improvement studies;
Assisting with operational improvement studies through collecting data, analysing information, and liaising with site personnel to identify and implement changes to operational practices;
SRK Consulting is an international consulting practice, providing globally integrated consulting services to the mining industry. The SRK Group employs over 1300 professional consultants internationally and has 47 offices on 6 continents.
SRK Consulting (Russia) is one of the largest international consultants in Russia. Since the office opened in 2006, it has grown to a team of 38 staff.
The job will expose the successful candidate to a wide range of projects and it will be common to be working on several projects concurrently. This will be exciting for those candidates who enjoy diversity and challenges.
Whilst SRK aims to provide a strongly supportive technical atmosphere, the nature of consulting can sometimes require extra effort (out of hours work) from team members to meet deadlines or to accommodate travel requirements. This is balanced by the opportunity for a more flexible working environment.
This position will involve working effectively as a member of the mining team. This position requires strong networking and communication skills, and sound interpersonal capabilities.
The role involves:
Developing mine designs and production schedules, and estimating equipment requirements;
Analysing production information to identify opportunities to improve productivity, and then have discussions with mine site personnel to identify obstacles or barriers which may be one of the factors behind the sub-optimal performance;
Representing SRK professionally, to SRK’s clients and interfacing at all levels with the client’s management and operations (and those of their other consultants).
This list is not exhaustive and further reasonable duties may be requested from time to time as may be deemed in keeping with the job designation.
Degree or equivalent in a mining related subject with the majority of experience gained in an international (non-UK) environment;
Operational experience with open pits and ideally with some underground mining experience;
Experience on several sites;
Experience in long term planning and mine design;
Knowledge of an international mine planning software;
Good communication skills in both verbal and written English;
Effective organisation and time management skills;
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
The successful candidate is likely to have 5-12 years post-graduate experience.
Primarily in the office based in Moscow.
Travel will frequently involve flying in-country using internal airlines. Extensive road travel to site locations when overseas is also usually necessary and road conditions can often be poor, especially outside the major cities.
The visiting of mining operations will be done in accordance with the client’s health and safety policies with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and following the appropriate risk assessments.
Much of the work includes site visits and field programmes, and thus can be quite physical involving long periods of walking and standing, possibly some climbing and carrying of equipment and supplies.
Continuing Professional Development
It is the policy of SRK to provide employees with access to training. SRK regards Professional Registration for engineers, geologists and scientists as being fundamental to the advancement of both the company and the individual. Individuals are encouraged to attend relevant courses and conferences, and coaching and mentorship will be provided as required. This will include ongoing training to improve performance and service to clients and to ensure ongoing development of the individual. In addition SRK will provide specialist training in First Aid and dealing with situations that may be encountered during travel overseas, especially to remote areas.
Location: Central Moscow, Russia
Candidates may be required to work at other locations as required and overseas travel will form a part of the role.
Hours of Work: The normal working week is 40 hours, Monday to Friday 10:00 to 18:30 with half hour lunch. However, there will be the need for working flexible hours to meet deadlines.
Responsible To: Mining Department Head
Annual Salary: We offer a competitive salary package including accommodation allowance, discretionary bonus and employee share participation.
Holidays: 28 calendar days per annum exclusive of bank and public holidays.
Associated Benefits Following Successful Completion of Probationary Period:
Option to purchase Shares in SRK Consulting (Russia) Limited and SRK Global Limited.
Assistance with relocation will be provided if required.
Executive / senior industry position
Moscow , Russia