Superintendent Projects – Fixed Term Contract (4 Years) – re-advertisement

This position is part of the Mining Expansion Project

Please note this position is being re-advertised due to the duration of the Fixed Term Contract moving from two (2) to four (4) years
in duration. Candidates who previously applied for the role, need not apply again.
Finsch Diamond Mine is located in the town of Lime Acres, which is situated 160km north west of Kimberley and 109km south of
Kuruman in the Northern Cape.

Job Reference Nr: FIN455 Job Grade: D4


Reporting to the Manager: Mining, the role will be responsible to implement the projects business plan for
the underground sections and execute plan to meet production targets, safely and within financial budgeted targets, resource the
production/project sections to achieve maximum utilization of equipment and labour efficiencies.


 LOM Mine Design: Contribute to the mine design parameters for expansion projects in line accepted best practices and
operational functionality.
 Monitor and contribute to the development and maintenance of the short and long term (LOM) plans, mine designs and
materials handling that contribute towards achieving production targets, mining efficiency and Health, Safety, Environment &
Quality (HSEQ) objectives.
 Interpret production requirements to develop a project plan and necessary service (roadways, transport, ventilation, ablution
etc.) to ensure the effective utilisation of resources and the attainment of production and project targets.
 Responsible to ensure that sectional targets for primary production functions (ground handling) and support services (shafts
and auxiliary services) are met in line with the business plan for safety, performance and cost.
 Responsible to ensure the delivery of projects within agreed safety performance, timelines, budget and quality. Control and coordinate all activities to achieve optimum production throughput, process efficiency, product security and information integrity.
 Provide input into the departmental budget.
 Manage the budget for the area of responsibility.
 Responsible for the generation of cost saving ideas.
 Responsible to ensure the achievement of safe project objectives within required quality standards and budget, in area of
responsibility, by incorporating and aligning all relevant operational factors (i.e. organisational requirements, utilisation of
resources, reserve optimisation, cost saving initiatives, standardisation and continuous improvement).
 Implement mining production processes, systems, products or new developments in various sections to integrate opportunities
and mitigate deficiencies to ensure continuous improvement and alignment to mining best practice, policies and plans.
 Implement, coordinate and control process maintenance standards, specifications and service levels for are of responsibility.
 Coordinate and control project schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities, based on work responsibility,
priority, and quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.
 Provide projects related expertise and skills to the operation; advising on solutions to enhance or ensure the effectiveness of
the operation.
 Ensure capacity and bench strength of functional talent pool by coordinating, directing and leading projects talent in area of
 Engage internal and external stakeholders on project related matters, and support the operation on project related
 Establish and maintain good working relationships and an effective / sound communication system with the operation.
 Ensure that all reporting is aligned with standards, guidelines and schedules and is provided timeously to aid effective decision
 Monitor and evaluate performance against established strategies, frameworks, systems and programme, and identify and
advise on opportunities for improvement to provide assurance to the Manager Mining.
 Responsible to respond to risks and audit findings in the various sections within the area of responsibility.
 Participate in a sustainable process to identify, assess and rank project risks as these relate to the operation, in order to
promote a project and risk-aware culture, ensure that any potential impact is understood, and facilitate effective decision
making, project risk mitigation and provide this as input into the ERM program.
Superintendent Projects – Fixed Term Contract (4 Years) – re-advertisement
This position is part of the Mining Expansion Project
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 Contribute to the identification, analysis and interpretation of project risks within the operation and contribute to the design and
implementing of strategies and systems to mitigate risk and to prevent and reduce loss of the operation’s assets. Provide this
as input into the ERM program.
 Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company Safety Vision and Values.
 Identify and interpret safety risks and resolve emerging issues; and ensuring that appropriate focus and resources area
available to achieve safety objectives.
 Participate in the development of the labour complement and training requirements of the Mining Function (i.e. recruiting,
selecting, orienting, training employees and identifying and developing personal growth opportunities).
 Direct, coordinate and ensure the training requirements of the mining workforce are conducted and refreshed in accordance
with relevant legislation.
 Model behaviour that is consistent with the Company’s values and Code of Ethical Conduct.


 Mine Managers Certificate of Competence.
 A minimum of 5 years practical mining experience in an underground production project environment of which 3 years must be
as a Mine Overseer and/or Section Manager and/or Production Manager.
 Leadership Development Programme (LDP) or equivalent qualification.
 Computer Literacy and Microsoft Office Suite (Intermediate).
 Valid driver’s license
 B Tech Diploma or B Sc Degree in Mining Engineering.
 Massive Mining experience.
 Management Development Programme (MDP) or equivalent qualification.
 Demonstrate an understanding of influence in the performance of different business functions, taking cognisance of set
 Use a range of project management principles to direct, co-ordinate and integrate technical aspects in accordance with project.
 Convert labour requirements, tonnage and carat requirements, equipment / machinery availability and utilisation, back to the
operation plan.
 Demonstrate knowledge and skill in developing contingency plans for managing risk.
 Demonstrate knowledge with regard to applicable mining legislative requirements.
 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mineral processing and economics.

** PLEASE NOTE: Petra Diamonds is currently aligning its organisational structure to the operational model therefore all job titles
and job profiles are under review. This may influence the grading of the position.
Finsch Diamond Mine is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups in line with the
Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates. Pre-screening, profile testing, assessments, medical and security clearance
form part of the recruitment and selection process. Short listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the successful
candidate is subject to the aforementioned criteria. Preference will be given to candidates who reside within our host labour sending area of
Kgatelopele (proof of residence may be requested).

If you are already employed by the Company, please submit an authorised Internal Application Form, CV, qualifications and ID when applying.
External candidates, please complete an application form (available on and
forward, together with your résumé, qualifications and ID, to by 22 February

  1. Please note, applications must be sent to the correct e-mail as indicated. Incomplete application forms and documentation will
    not be considered.
    Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Petra Diamonds reserves the right not to fill this position.
    If you have not heard from us within 30 days of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful
    Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are approached in this
    regard, you should report the incident immediately via one of the following hotlines:
    Toll Free: 0800 007 247; Phone Call: +27 31 571 5573; Fax: +27 31 560 7395; Email:; Post: KZ 138, Umhlanga
    Rocks, 4320; Website:

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