Medium-Term Planning Engineer

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC)

Position: Medium-Term Planning Engineer

Lumwana Mine, Kalumbila, Zambia.

Reporting to: Coordinator – Medium Term Planning

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the Northwestern region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Medium-Term Planning Engineer

Role Summary

Reporting to the Coordinator – Medium Term Planning you will be responsible for delivery of the medium-term forecast mining plans, bench extraction plans, budgets associated waste dump, stockpiles and supporting infrastructure for the medium-term plans.


  • Create the medium-term forecast mining plans, bench extraction sequences and budgets.
  • Ensure ore recoveries are maximized, equipment is utilized effectively, waste is dumped in a manner which allows waste dumps to be built efficiently and progressive rehabilitation to occur.
  • Ensure the medium-term plans follows logical, practical mining sequences particularly wet and dry season mining strategies requirements.
  • Assist with production of mining reconciliation reports for quarterly and annual periods tracking mine production, spatial compliance mining costs.
  • Design of waste dump sequences for medium term planning horizons including limits, development sequences, tip heads, spine roads and competent material requirements.
  • Assist the departmental superintendents in the development of bench extraction plans and blast maters.
  • Liase with geology and processing superintendent to ensure suitable quantity and quality of ore for processing requirements.
  • Under the guidance of the department superintendent develop pit, dump and other infrastructure designs which are appropriate to suit the needs of the mine planning.
  • Track the performance of the medium-term plans against actual plan performance
  • Assist in the development of standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure the Environmental policies and strategies are incorporated into mining plans
  • Provide support to other mine planning disciplines when required.
  • Promote a culture of safety and productivity.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Should have a minimum 3 years relevant experience in the mining industry
  • Experience in planning large open pit mines
  • Experience in Mine Planning, Design and Production Engineering
  • Experience in Vulcan and/or Deswik desirable but not essential
  • Experience in using scheduling software including but not limited to Mine Shed.
  • Competent with Microsoft office suite of products
  • Ability to present to senior management with good written and oral skills in English
  • Displays initiative and teamwork skills
  • Physically fit and able to pass pre-employment medical
  • Able to drive and holds a valid driver’s license

Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply.  Lumwana Mine does not solicit for payment of any funds towards the recruitment process.

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