Head of Geotechnical Division
KAZ Minerals
Almaty, KZ
1 день назад


  • Regular reviews of mine operational plans to identify geotechnical risks that may impact Group business plans.
  • Implementation of geotechnical best practices at mining operations to improve safety, productivity and ensure sustainable mine production.
  • Technical advice & support to mining operations on and as needed basis.
  • Guide budgeting process and inputs into LOM planning each year
  • Custody of geotechnical component of growth projects :
  • Peer-review of mining studies carried out by external consultants
  • Management advisory on geotechnical aspect of strategic mining options for long-term business planning.
  • Support and maintain the training and development of the capability of geotechnical teams at mine sites.
  • Development, maintain and custodian of the Group Ground Control Management Plan and ensure site implementation of site specific ground control management standards.
  • Custodian of the underground mines roadmap to eliminate rock falls as well as the behavioral based SLAM-NOC system to combat hazardous rock mass conditions at the face and prevent related incidents.
  • Ensure the site development and optimization of geotechnical and hydrogeological domain models, calibrate the models on real data to ensure long term pit stability
  • Over inspect via reconciliation to ensure mining practices and planning comply with geotechnical design recommendation and flag deviations
  • Ensure 3rd party external peer reviews are done to ensure international best practice and local compliance
  • Continuous monitoring of production site’s geotechnical performance via the review of monthly geotechnical and hydrogeological site reports

  • University Degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Mining Engineering or Geology, graduate level degree preferred.
  • Experience in mine geotechnical engineering no less than 10+ years operational experience, with at least 3 years as lead or superintendent geotechnical engineer.
  • Exposure to open pit and underground hard rock mining .

  • Expert level knowledge of rock engineering and simulation based design using specialized geotechnical software (Rocscience, Itasca and etc.).
  • Good knowledge of engineering geology and hydrogeology.
  • Good knowledge of RoK subsoil and industrial safety legislation.
  • English and Russian (will be added benefit) language skill required as this position consult and network frequently with international suppliers and consultants
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