Specialist – Operational Readiness & Transition Vacancies in De Beers Group Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Full Time

Website De Beers Group

This Job Listing is about De Beers Group in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 2022

About the job

You’ll make it happen

You’re comfortable working with diverse teams and can communicate easily and manage effectively.

You enjoy the planning and oversight of a project and know that keeping it on track does not just happen – a great deal of care is taken to ensure that standards, commitments, budgets and schedules are adhered to.

We have a global business with a fascinating product and an innovative mindset. Come and join our team.

We’re the world’s leading diamond company – a unique luxury business that thrives on the creativity, passion and knowledge of our people.

To push our company forwards, we always need to think differently. We welcome diverse perspectives, people who spark fresh thinking and aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.

In return, we provide you with the space and support to grow and achieve your ambitions.

Job Description

The Specialist Operational Readiness & Transition is required to support the OR&T Manager to implement the strategies and plans for quality management, technical services, mine design and production planning, and set up the required interfaces to achieve the business case.

Pursue and drive a culture of zero harm and ensure all aspects of the work are completed in adherence to the De Beers’ Safety, Health, Security and Environmental standards and systems.

Ensures compliance with all legal, environmental, occupational health and safety and risk management standards and best practices.

Support the OR&T Manager to develop and coordinate the implementation of an integrated, cross-functional Operational Readiness & Transition Plan, including:

  • Analysis and definition of the scope of quality management, technical services, mine design and production planning.
  • Coordination of business processes, people / skills requirements and technologies to support the transition process (including governance, permits, legislation related to all of these).
  • Integration / alignment with relevant stakeholders to ensure seamless execution of change management processes, and records, data and document hand-over

Ensure the standards are met for technical quality, safety, integrity and adequacy of mining development too reduce operational risks.

Assist in the development and set-up of relevant operational requirements, systems and technical documentation.

Provide inputs for the development of relevant policies, procedures, standards and training strategy in accordance with legislative, mining, organisational and quality requirements to ensure mining operational readiness.

Provides inputs to facilitate alignment of OR&T plan with OPEX.

Provide an interface with all VOP departments that remain stable in OR&T such as OP and BI.


Formal qualifications:

  • Degree or B Tech in Engineering.
  • Relevant Project Management experience
  • Contractor Management experience
  • Professional registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) (advantageous)
  • Valid EB/Code 08 Drivers License

Role-specific knowledge:

Minimum 5 years years solid knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Operating Underground Mines
  • Project management skills from conceptual to construction / commissioning phase
  • Operational readiness and transition skills
  • Contractor management
  • Computer Literacy and proficiency in relevant software packages


  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide a role model in safety by consistently demonstrating required behaviours and championing safety values.

How To Apply

  • To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Who We Are:

Venetia Mine – South Africa

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.

Venetia Mine is part of De Beers Group Managed Operations Business which integrates mines, operations and support functions in the De Beers Group producer countries of Canada and South Africa to shape a safe, sustainable future for De Beers Group’s people, shareholders, communities and partners.


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.

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Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can 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: 17 April 2022

Company: De Beers Group

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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