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Manager - Mining Engineer

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  23 Feb 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1441700


Ernst & Young (EY), a global, market leading, professional services firm, with dynamic people in more than 140 countries, is committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax, risk advisory and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development.


EY's Strategy and Transactions (SaT) practice offers strategic corporate clients and private equity clients professional transaction advice and services, from the strategic analysis phase of the transaction lifecycle, through execution, to transaction integration. We help clients determine the right deal to do, and then assist them in doing the deal right.


The opportunity


Within SaT, Minvest teams advise our clients on a variety of issues concerning their mining investments, mineral resource estimations, technical reviews, mineral asset valuations, financing and strategic options within the minerals, oil and gas industries. The Minvest team is a specialised mining, oil and gas team of experienced technical professionals including environmental scientists, petroleum engineers, geologists, mining engineers and chemical engineers. We currently have an exciting new opportunity for different mining professionals with different levels of experience based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Your key responsibilities


The role is client facing and requires multi-commodity experience. In the role the you will be required to execute on proposals, project management and timeous invoicing. The role may require travel from time-to-time to remote locations.

The role is suitable to a person who has gained practical experience at a mining operation and has begun to develop competence in the Mineral Reserve estimation process. The role will require firm understanding of the mining industry with technical mining consulting experience in the following, but not limited, disciplines:


Skills and attributes for success


  • Open pit and/or Underground related experience would be regarded as a MUST.
  • Mineral asset valuation and evaluation experience is required
  • Ability to utilise your expertise to conduct a full range of mining engineering functions
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the mining value-chain.
  • Exposure to Technical Due Diligence and Reviews.
  • Exposure in International Public Reporting Codes including but not limited to: SAMREC, NI43-101, JORC and other.
  • Demonstrated experience with cross discipline collaboration in a mining environment
  • Exposure in assisting a Competent Person in Mineral Reserve estimation.
  • Performance/business improvement experience in the mining industry will be advantageous
  • Develop and mentor junior engineers and technical staff in the skills and procedures needed to effectively deliver engineering and consulting assignments



To qualify for the role you must have


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Mining Engineering.
  • 5 – 10 years relevant practical mining experience at a mining operation or consulting company
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to building internal and external networks.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and general report writing skills


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • A holder or studying towards a financial or an accounting qualification
  • Previous consulting experience


What we look for


We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with an interest in business modelling and analytics, with very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals. Also, being highly motivated and self-aware to work autonomously where required.


What we offer


At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients, and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. 


Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most recognized and engaging leaders in the profession.
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • Pan-African experience


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.




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