Our client is seeking a Senior Minerals Processing Engineer to join their Mining team in the South West. The team is currently working on a diverse selection of mining projects including scoping studies, technical due diligence, Pre- and Full Feasibility Studies as well as property valuations, mostly for private sector clients and banks, and often as part of a fund-raising exercise. This work is truly global, and as a company, they have now operated in more than 70 countries.
The successful applicant will primarily be involved with the metallurgical assessment of developing projects, including overseas consultancy projects, as well as laboratory testing and pilot plant testing in the Laboratories in the South West. However, as consultants, work areas can be very broad, and thus many of their projects have a strong team focus.
They expect all staff to play an active role in the functioning and development of their business and encourage ideas, innovation and initiative. However, a particular role for this post is to develop the minerals processing consultancy to satisfy an expanding business area within the Company.
Responsibilities will include subject to your individual skills and experience demonstrated:
• Manage laboratory and pilot test programmes on a range of minerals and commodities
• Undertake mineral processing plant audits and “trouble-shooting” type projects
• Assist in the development and promotion of their Minerals Processing consultancy business
• Undertake Due Diligence Studies, Competent Person Reports (CPR) and 43-101 Reports
• Participate in Scoping Studies, Pre Feasibility Studies and Bankable Feasibility Studies.
• Utilise basic financial models to assess projects;
• Contribute to the management, activities and development of the mineral processing team and the company as a whole, and assist with achieving our business objectives and developing future strategies,
• Ensure work safety standards at all times throughout projects.
• Regular travel overseas will be required, mainly for short duration missions (5 to 15 days) though longer missions may be required from time to time. Missions usually involve longer working hours and weekend working, sometimes in difficult circumstances and with basic amenities and facilities as such you will need to be resourceful, able to work unsupervised, able to manage risks and take decisions on your own initiative.
Candidates should have at least a degree in Minerals Engineering or similar technical area and have 10-20 years experience in the mining industry; specific knowledge of or interest in the metalliferous mining sector is essential.
You should also demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and a depth and breadth of experience in the mining industry appropriate to the demands of the grade as outlined above. Technical experience will be necessary in resource evaluation and the development of mining projects; experience with geological modelling will be essential. Excellent communication and report writing skills are also key. For a Senior appointment, project management and team management skills are also highly desirable.