Principal Mine Planning Engineer required in Ghana

Serial No: 177187
Location: Eastern Region, Ghana - View on map

Skills Provision is currently searching for a suitably skilled Principal Mine Planning Engineer for a respected company in Ghana, West Africa.

Since the company’s inception in the early nineties, they have expanded to a level where they now have four major plants across the country.

This position is located in Osino, eastern region of Ghana.


Title: Principal Mine Planning Engineer

Sector: Mining

Position: Full-time

Location: Osino, Ghana





$8000 – $10,000 p/m (negotiable based on skills and experience)

Additional Benefits:

  • Visa
  • Accommodation
  • Flight ticket (if required)
  • Performance bonus
  • Medical insurance
  • Transportation


The Role

  • Take a lead role in the preparation and review of mine plans.
  • Carry out planned studies, collaborating with technical and support teams.
  • Review previous work, identifying gaps, shortfalls, and problem areas.
  • Carry out high-level strategic planning in a timely fashion.
  • Understand pit optimisation, mine design and the equipment needed.
  • Scheduling of project work.
  • Carry out in-depth cost analysis.
  • Liaise with operational and functional stakeholders.




Bachelors/Degree in Mining Engineering or similar.


  • 10+ years in the mining industry, specifically in open-pit operations.
    • 5 years in technical services/operations.
    • 5 years long-term planning at a site or as a consultant.
    • 3 years in short-term planning or operations.
  • Strong experience in open-pit mining operations.
  • Understand links between mine plans and costs.
  • Well-versed in spreadsheet-based cash flow analysis.
  • Committed to Health & Safety.
  • Understand risk analysis.
  • Experience in resource estimation from drill-hole to block model.
  • Competent with mine designs, plans and using software packages.
  • An effective communicator.
  • Natural leader
  • Strong team player.
  • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally.


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