Tuesday , February 27 2024

CSIR Current Vacancies – Senior Mining Rock Engineer

Website Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Job Description:

The CSIR has a vacancy for a Senior Mining Rock Engineer in the Mining Cluster within the Advanced Production and Security Division. The incumbent will be responsible to drive, derive, plan and execute a strategy to improve rock related safety through the application of existing rock engineering knowledge in open cast and underground, shallow and deep level mining operations. This position is based at the Johannesburg mining campus with the flexibility of working remotely.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain awareness of business development opportunities for CSIR wide customer base, where relevant refer opportunities to relevant Clusters and Divisions;
  • Lead and disseminate technical knowledge and expertise related to the mining value chain, including mentorship of CSIR staff;
  • Development and Innovation projects pipeline/ programme to deliver impact to the industry;
  • Translate mining business challenges into technical solutions;
  • Ensure projects are managed in an integrated way;
  • Re-imagine solutions to support the mining industry using this technology, primarily to solve geophysics problems;
  • Drive multidisciplinary teams to build and implement solutions across various technology readiness scales proof of concept through to commercial product;
  • Develop and implement governance systems to manage and deliver on the rock engineering portfolio of projects;
  • Grow the rock engineering capability within the cluster;
  • Apply sound scientific knowledge in problem solving and synthesising solutions using mining domain knowledge, e.g. Mining rock engineering, rock science, mining processes, mine value chain;
  • Actively scan cutting edge technologies in and outside mining sector to solve critical, primarily mining and rock engineering issues;

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team;
  • Problem-solving and solution-seeking orientation;
  • A Doctoral degree in rock engineering/ mining engineering or related with a COM Rock Engineering certificate would be advantageous;
  • Project management skills;
  • Applied research skills;
  • Ability to lead innovation and technology adoption in the mining industry;
  • Ability to innovate and generate new knowledge;
  • Financial / Business acumen;
  • Good interpersonal and team skills;
  • Must be registered with the SANIRE/ ECSA or qualified to register with SANIRE/ ECSA;
  • Knowledge of Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA);

Job Details:

Company: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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