Geotech Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Zambia

Mabiza Resources Limited

Mabiza Resources Limited (“Mabiza”) operates the Munali Nickel Mine (“Munali”), which is located in the Mazabuka District, 80kms south of Lusaka, Zambia. Mabiza is a wholly owned entity of Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd.

The Mine is a modern, world class facility with fully mechanized underground operations. To support this vision. Mabiza is seeking the services of an experienced and qualified individual to take up the position of:



Job Purpose: To manage and coordinate all geotechnical engineering service.

To collection and review geotechnical and hydro-geological data to support mining operations and civil engineering projects

2. Responsibilities: –

  • Enforcing safety and health standards as per company approved protocols.
  • Protect equipment, personnel and tools from damage and injury resulting from fall of ground.
  • Reviewing annual and LOM plans and provide relevant geotechnical advice.
  • Developing the short term, medium to long term geotechnical plan;
  • Contributing to, reviewing, auditing, and signing off of geotechnical databases and models.
  • Coordinating and review of geotechnical design.
  • Analysis of sub-surface excavations and underground structures.
  • Provision of strategic geotechnical advice to stakeholders and input to mine designs.
  • Developing ground support systems
  • Evaluate the rock mechanics models, designs and processes to optimise ore extraction
  • Completing performance analysis, using geotechnical engineering software.
  • Identifying and making recommendations in order to mitigate the major risks attributed to geotechnical factors.
  • Reducing risk and losses through ensuring that Geotechnical principles are applied proactively to the selection of appropriate mining Strategies, support designs, layouts and techniques.
  • Managing deformation and monitoring activities to ensure stability of underground and surface infrastructure.
  • Ensuring changes to support, reinforcement and processes are documented, approved and supported by engineering standards, procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Budgeting, cost control and project scheduling within parameters provided.
  • Achieving operating Cost reduction by end of Financial Year.
  • Generation of plans and relevant reports on weekly, monthly, quarterly annually.
  • Preparation of required budgets, forecasts and schedules.
  • Providing coaching, mentorship of supervisors and direct reports.
  • Conducting underground site inspections, ensuring ground control management programmes are in place
  • Institute geotechnical best practice and standards.
  • Overseeing and reviewing the completion of all geotechnical related statutory monitoring and reporting requirements, including for mothballed operations.

3. Skills & Qualifications: –

  • Higher qualification in geotechnical science is added advantage.
  • Degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Geology or equivalent.
  • Member Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
  • First class Strata Control certificate
  • 5 Years’ Experience
  • Civil engineering and geotechnical analysis software.
  • Computer Skills (MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint) Organisation.
  • Reporting and communication.
  • Risk Management
  • Strong Decision-Making abilities
  • Ability to draw up strategic plans

MRL offers equal employment opportunity. If you are ready to take up this opportunity, e-mail your CV with a full application letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please apply to: –

Human Resources Business Partner

Mabiza Resources Limited

P.O. 50799,


Or email your application and C.V. to:

Closing Date:  26th January, 2022.

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