Senior Mining Engineer Barrick - North Mara Gold Mine Mara, Tanzania
11th April 2024

Position Description

The Barrick North Mara Team is seeking to recruit Senior Mining Engineer to join and grow our team.

Join our exceptional team and embody Barrick's core values as you work with us. We are in search of individuals who can champion Barrick's DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity.
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach.
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose.
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy.
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable.
  • Committing to Zero Harm.
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships.

If you're ready to contribute to our world-class team while embracing these values, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our diverse workforce.


  • Lead a team of mining engineers to deliver integrated mine plans that ensure value creation.
  • Demonstrate visible safety leadership to the team and live the Barrick DNA.
  • Lead a team of mining engineers to deliver integrated mine plans that ensure value creation.
  • Identify opportunities that create value and develop strategic projects aimed at improving mine efficiency and flexibility.
  • Ensure Mining Instructions are aligned with Standard Operating Procedures
  • All possible hazards on route and inside workplaces identified, rectified and/or reported daily when on shift. 
  • Zero involvement in an incident/ accident, those occurred are reported to Leader within the Shift 
  • At least Safety Interactions to be completed each week.
  • Field Level Risk Assessment completed accurately for every task assigned.
  • Team based Job Safety Analysis completed accurately for every task without a Standard Operating Procedure
  • Carry out housekeeping activities before and after every task completed.
  • Compliance to always wearing the correct PPE for the task.
  • Zero complaints/grievances from customers about your Team Membership
  • Leader confirms through evidence that you value team membership & actively participate.
  • Mining Team members confirm on time, accurate & reliable designs & layouts through robust system when required.
  • Haul route analysis
  • Technical Services
  • Drill & Blast patterns, QAQC
  • Blast notifications, & post Blast reports
  • Grade Control, Block Modelling 
  • Cost of mine plans
  • Cut off grades calculation .
  • Reserves & Resources
  • Compliance to the daily tracking and weekly plan
  • Compliance to all related Standard Operating Procedures during mine designs
  • Identify & Apply Industry best practice principles throughout planning process.
  • Compliance to required stope notes for all stopes.
  • To ensure drill design for all production drill activities
  • To ensure blast design for all production blast activities
  • Compliance to all stope reconciliation when required.
  • Compliance to logging and firing of IKON blasts when required.
  • Mine production scheduling in place:
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly
  • Budget Expenditure not exceeded by more than 10% monthly - support reduction of wastage & repair before replacing parts where possible.
  • Handovers conducted accurately every day.
  • Compliance to completing required Logs for Inspection daily, weekly, monthly.
  • To ensure that the system is properly implemented (including testing, training and implementation aspects)
  • To monitor the systems effectiveness
  • To get user feedback on the systems effectiveness and satisfaction levels of user group.

Qualification requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering (BSc) 
  • Project Management 
  • Underground Mining Methods and Systems
  • Mines Health & Safety Act Awareness.

Experience and competencies needed.

  • Minimum of 4 - 5 years in Underground environment 
  • At least 3–5-year experience in underground Mine planning and Drilling and blasting 
  • Mine Planning software experience-Deswik/ Datamine-5D Planner 
  • Experience in the Gold Mining Industry
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact with People of diverse cultures and levels.
  • Strong Safety Background and ability to drive a Safe working environment and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Computer skills –MS Excel, Access, Word, Outlook.
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to safely operate above normal scopes of working ethics.
  • Must have a valid driving license.
  • High professional conduct at all times and the ability to deal with a diverse client base.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.

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