Manager – Technical Services Jobs in De Beers Group Musina, Limpopo, South Africa

Full Time

Website De Beers Group

This Job Listing is about De Beers Group in Musina, Limpopo, South Africa 2022

About the job

You want to challenge the status quo. That’s why we want you.

Mining may be a centuries-old activity, but at Anglo American we are pushing the boundaries to make positive change towards truly modern, safe and productive mines.

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives”, delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.

How do we do this? By questioning the way things have always been done and actively developing solutions to find new ways of working. Our innovation-led approach to sustainable mining – FutureSmart Mining TM – applies novel thinking and technological advances to address mining’s major challenges. Digital technology, such as spatial data visualisation, geographic information systems, artificial intelligence and automated drones, is transforming the way we work, helping us to lead an industry shift towards greater safety, efficiency and enhanced sustainability.

Here’s an exciting opportunity to join us.

Job Description

Venetia Mine is a Tier 1 asset in the Anglo American and De Beers Group of Companies portfolio. The Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is a key replacement project to the Venetia Open Pit (VOP). VUP is a complex modern underground mechanised development, shaft and mine construction project to deliver an operational Sub Level Cave mine operation.

This role will ensure that safe and optimised mine designs, budgets, mining technical inputs and short-medium range forecasts are planned, reviewed and risks controlled to support efficient mine operations and execution compliant with the plan.

The Underground Technical Services Manager will establish technical and planning systems, standards and processes to support delivery of best practice mechanised mining in South Africa, with use of supporting new mine technologies and modern best in industry practices. They will also be responsible for establishing a framework of quality standards and systems of measures and reporting to ensure operational execution meets design standard tolerances set by mining technical standards.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Safety by Design – create the foundation for Safe and efficient mine design to support operational systems of work. Apply extensive knowledge and experience of Underground Mining systems and processes to lead the Mining Technical team and influence Mining Operations ensuring integrated and enabling solutions from design through to execution. Seek opportunities to systematically support efforts in leading and improving safety in all areas of the underground mine and integrated business.
  • Provide leadership, direction and co-ordination of Underground Mine Engineering Team and support underground technical functions to Venetia Underground Mine. Primarily – Mine Ventilation, Underground Geotechnical, Underground Survey, Underground Mine Planning/scheduling. Including Underground Operational Geology function integration into mining technical and operational mine processes.
  • Review, set and finalise annual budgets and technical mine plans, cascading through to business tactics and short-range plans and actions. Develop first principle mining budgets from mine plans for equipment, consumables, labor, mining costs. Provide key review input and guidance to Long Term Planning teams, Life of Mine and RDP work requirements.
  • Develop systems, management processes and routines for effective work management and medium-short range execution planning of mining technical department work, integrating into aligned, achievable and challenging operational tactics and work plans and schedules for Mining Operations Teams.
  • Establish a detailed and integrated suite of Underground quality control and performance measures reporting and reviewing compliance ensuring high technical and operating mine performance culture. Ensure effective management control and understanding of all key and critical underground mining parameters.
  • Drive improvement and innovation in underground mining technical and design & operating processes through engagement with external stakeholders, key suppliers and OEM’s and internal business stakeholders.
  • Work within and across multi stakeholder BU & T/S Mining Teams, supporting other Heads, Leads and Principles in delivering departmental and BU objectives in support of BU and Business Goals. Ensure effective team collaboration to combine our strengths, support each other to deliver targeted outcomes.


  • Formal qualification in Mine Engineering, with a minimum requirement of a Bachelor Engineering Mining Degree.

Role specific knowledge and experience:

  • Extensive underground hard rock mining engineering site and home office based operational, technical and management experience that demonstrates successful application of underground mining engineering fundamentals, Safety, Technical Leadership and Operational mining systems.
  • Extensive experience at multiple large scale modern mechanised mines – operating, supervisory and operational leadership experience specific to effective management of safe and efficient best practice underground mechanised mining operations.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and management experience in operational and technical mining roles within a best practice underground mechanised mining project or operation.
  • Risk and Crisis management training and practical experience.
  • Proven ability of successfully leading technical Systems establishment (technical, operations, maintenance, cost), performance improvement and management in UG mechanised mines. Safety Leadership, site planning and budgeting processes, risk control and management, emergency planning and management.
  • Proven experience at mines considered global ‘’best practice’’ for underground mechanised mines – ability to introduce systems, standards and practices into VUP to support achieving company Breakthrough and P101 performance targets.

Who we are: The Beers Group

De Beers Group is a company with a rich history and a sparkling future. Since 1888 our experts have searched the world for nature’s most precious gem. Our diamonds bring beauty to the world. But we think they can do so much more. We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers, and the world around us.


Safety first is a way of life for us. We are unconditional about the safety, health, and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others’ actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential

COVID-19 vaccination intent

Since safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have become widely available this year, we have strongly encouraged employees to get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity. However, as vaccines have been proven to be a very effective and safe way of protecting people and reducing Covid-19 transmission, we have now announced our intent to introduce a policy that requires Covid-19 vaccination for access to all sites and offices. This policy would apply to all new joiners to the company as well as existing employees and contractors.

We are in the process of undertaking a comprehensive engagement process with all our stakeholders about our intent. This is so we can tailor our approach in each country, including ensuring what we do is lawful. Once this is complete, we will look to implement the policy. There may be differences in how and when it is implemented due to local context and legal requirements.

Closing date: 22 April 2022

Company: De Beers Group

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location: Musina, Limpopo, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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