11 Aug 2022

Engineer 2 – UG Geotech at Geita Gold Mining Ltd

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Job Description


Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML) is Tanzania’s leading gold producer with a single operation in Geita Region. The company is a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, an international gold producer headquartered in South Africa, with operations in more than ten countries, in four continents. The mine is situated in the Lake Victoria Gold fields of Northwestern Tanzania, only about 85 km’s from Mwanza City and 20 km’s Southeast of the nearest point of Lake Victoria. The company has its head office in Geita, only 5 Km’s west of the fast-growing town of Geita, and also a supporting office in Dar es Salaam. Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:


Position:                                      Engineer 2 – UG Geotech

Contract type & Duration:           Unspecified time contract       

Department:                               Technical Services

R       Reporting to:                              Superintendent 2 – UG Geotech

Number of Positions:                  One (1)



To undertake collection of relevant geotechnical data and assist in providing stope and development geotechnical design recommendations for the assigned underground mine(s). Assist in reflective use of relevant geotechnical data to undertake short to medium term stope and ore development evaluations and resolve mining related geotechnical problems for the assigned underground mine(s). Assist in implementing applicable risk management systems to ensure short to medium term safe operation for the assigned underground mine(s).



  • An undergraduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Geology, or equivalent  is essential. Post graduate diploma or degree in geotechnical engineering if first degree is not in geotechnical or engineering geology field.
  • GGML is an equal opportunity employer: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.



  • 3-5 years of experience in geotechnical or engineering geology, or experience in underground environments.
  • The incumbent must have knowledge of geotechnical data gathering, analysis, interpretation, modeling, design, and quality assurance techniques and must be able to perform tasks with minimal supervision. A good understanding of hydrogeology and ground stability mitigation is essential.




            1. Underground Geotechnical Data Collection.

  • Undertake timely collection of underground geotechnical data from various sources and ensuring that collected data meets the required quality standards.
  • Assist in ensuring data collection for investigating ground conditions and underground workings is current.


2. Geotechnical Modelling.

  •  Undertake data validation on all collected geotechnical data prior to use in analysis. Assist in the undertaking of timely analysis and interpretation of all geotechnical data.
  • Assist in generating, reconciling, and updating 3D geotechnical models of ground conditions.
  • Assist in compiling and issuing of mapping release updates.


3. Stope and Ore Development Evaluation.

  • Undertake stope stability assessment using the recommended techniques or methodologies.
  • Assist in assessing annual and LOM plans to advise on the safest mining sequence using numerical modelling.
  • Assist in completion of performance analysis, using various geotechnical engineering software or otherwise for sub-surface excavations and underground mine structures.


4. Underground Support and Fall of Ground Risk Mitigation.

  • Undertake assessment of the risks posed by poor ground conditions and presence of adverse geological structures to the working levels.
  • Assist in developing ground support systems using engineered rock mechanic principles.
  • Assist in generating and timely communicating ground support requirements and safe access controls in the affected areas.
  • Assist in monitoring the implementation of the mitigation measures to ensure compliance to required standards.


5. Underground Excavation Monitoring.

  • Conducting underground inspections, ensuring ground stability control management programmes are in place and maintained in line with geotechnical best practice and standards.
  • Cooperate and work effectively with team members as well as other departments to address ground stability control issues and provide solutions to mitigate risks.


6. Participating in Geotechnical Review Panels and External Audits.

  • Assist in preparation of requested data for the assigned underground mine(s) and answering queries that may arise from the data.
  • Assist in implementing actions within the agreed timeframe.


7. Training of Underground Technicians.

  • Provide assistance in assessing the skills gap of support technicians with regard to underground geotechnical management.
  • Assist in implementing appropriate training programs to close the identified skills gaps in a timely manner.


8. Safety.

  • Learn and follow the Safety requirements related to your work.
  • Consider what could go wrong and what needs to be done to work safely before starting a task.
  • Speak up if you think a task cannot be done safely.
  • Continually look for new hazards in the workplace and report them to your supervisor.
  • Talk to your supervisor when you are not fit for work.
  • Suggest ways to improve Safety performance
  • Promptly report all injuries, illnesses and incidents
  • Help others to work safely



  • Advanced understanding and application of Geotechnical Data Collection methodologies
  • Advanced understanding and application of rock mass classification and data reduction/analysis
  • Advanced understanding and application of Geotechnical Risk Management
  • Advanced understanding of Soil and Rock Testing and Analysis techniques
  • Good understanding and application of Underground Mining Methods, Layout and Sequencing
  • Good understanding and application of Rock Mass Monitoring techniques
  • Good understanding and application of Ground Support Design techniques
  • Good understanding and application of Underground Mine Ground Control methodologies
  • Basic understanding of hydrogeological investigation and dewatering techniques
  • Basic understanding of underground production drilling and blasting techniques
  • Basic understanding and application of Investigation techniques for Failures, Incidents and Accidents.
  • Principles of supervision
  • Communication systems (internal prioritising and feedback meetings, written info distribution)
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Closing Date : 25th August, 2022.

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