Assistant Mine Surveyor


To acquire and interpret spatial information for effective service delivery in line with the Mine Survey code of practice and relevant international best practice standards


  • BSc (Hons) relevant Survey degree
  • 4 years post qualification experience
  • Valid Botswana driver’s license


  • Recommends working cost saving initiatives into budgets within approved parameters.
  • Drafts the drilling pattern as per parameters provided by the mining engineer.
  • Conducts audits of drill patterns to determine compliance to design and recommends corrective action.
  • Set out drill pattern as per drilling plan for drilling to commence.
  • Carries out calibration measurements of drilling equipment to ensure drilling accuracy
  • Reconciles actual blast evaluation parameters (tons and carats) with the designed parameters and recommends corrective action to the tactical planner if deviations are identified.
  • Sets out mining limits to guide mining to comply to design and recommend loading patterns to Mining Engineer for consideration.
  • Establish and install grade control tools for compliance on loading to required elevation.
  • Carries out calibration of drilling and loading equipment to ensure drilling accuracy and loading to correct grade.
  • Carry out survey measurements for the purpose of analysing movements of original ground, pit slope walls and structural deformation behavior.
  • Ensures availability of structural and pit slope stability monitoring systems.
  • Acquires and analyses spatial data from the system for integrity, movements of original ground, pit slope walls and structural deformation behavior and informs the relevant stakeholder.
  • Measures pit and stockpiles, and updates plans accordingly. Calculates pit and stockpile volumes using the appropriate methodology to inform the ore accounting process.
  • Provides demarcations on stockpiles and recommends tipping and loading plan to relevant Mining Engineer and Geologist.
  • Manages spatial data in terms of data capture and updating of existing spatial datasets as per legal requirement
  • Analyses, interprets and validates spatial data from different sources to create and maintain the geographical model to be used as a basis for all present and future locations of the mine services and structures
  • Implements and ensures compliance to best practice survey standards in data collection, analysis and presentation.
  • Implements quality control and assurance systems for all suppliers and contractors providing survey service.
  • Conducts audits of the pit to determine compliance to design and advise on deviation to relevant stakeholder
  • Undertakes survey technical investigations and research studies aimed at improving the survey service delivery
  • Identifies and manages the implementation of and adherence to legal and corporate governance principles/requirements
  • Updates and maintains legal plans as per statutory requirements
  • Initiates, monitors and controls short term sectional projects to ensure attainment of desired results
  • Implements the Safety, Health and Environmental programme in area of responsibility
  • Manages subordinates’ key effectiveness areas by setting, monitoring and reviewing performance and taking remedial action as necessary
  • Implements the departmental talent management initiatives by ensuring the right competence and effectiveness of manpower (capacity building) through developing and implementing career, localisation/succession, training and development plans
  • Implements knowledge management principles through application of tools and methodologies to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas to continuously improve and sustain business performance.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all key stakeholders and partners to ensure achievement of business objectives


  • Financial Effectiveness
  • Drilling and Blasting Control Information
  • Loading and Hauling Control Information
  • Deformation Monitoring
  • Weekly Pit and Production & Intra-Plant Stockpile Measurements
  • Spatial Information Management
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Corporate Governance
  • Projects and Technical Investigations
  • Subordinate Effectiveness
  • Safety, Heath & Environment
  • Talent Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Client Relationships

Closing date and application instructions

Only candidates who meet the above requirements need apply, enclosing a current Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of certificates.

Please indicate the reference number of the position in the subject line on both the email and application letter.

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Closing date: 16 February 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be responded to.




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  • Honours
  • Mining
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