VP: Underground Operations

Our client a Mining industry is seeking for a Senior VP: Underground Operations to join their team.


SHE Management:

  • Instill a culture of SHE leadership within the Underground Operations discipline in line with Organizational objectives.
  • Participate in regional/local bodies and decision-making forums in the process developing a business relevant external environment; that will result in the longer-term sustainability of the operation.

Quality Management System (QMS):

  • Approve Underground Operations discipline
  • Manage documentation and records within the Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Quality Management System.
  • Comply with requirements of the Quality Management System.

Risk Assessments:

  • Approve high-level risk assessments and take appropriate action.
  • Lead risk assessments and take appropriate action.

SHEQ Investigations:

  • Lead investigations into workplace incidents.

Financial Management:

  • Manage the finances of the Underground Operations discipline to achieve Organizational objectives.
  • Prioritize Capital projects based maximum return on investment.
  • Achieve return on invested capital met targets, e.g. productivity, quality, etc.


Working Cost Budgets:

  • Prepare Operational budgets for approval by the CEO.

Capital Budgets:

  • Prepare and present business cases for Capital approval.
  • Manage and report on Capital budgets and expenditure.


  • Approve operational expenditure.

Cost Savings:

  • Lead and drive cost saving and cash conservation initiatives.

Mining Strategy:

  • Formulate a strategy and an implementation plan for the Underground Operations discipline in consultation with the Leadership Team.
  • Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for the Underground Operations discipline.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Underground Operations strategy by making recommendations on relevant policies, practices, processes, systems and initiatives.


  • 15 years’ experience in a related role, of which 7 should have been at a senior management level or experience in a functional/specialist area
  • Strategic Orientation.
  • Leading through Vision and Values
  • Driving Change & Performance
  • Business Acumen
  • Sustainability Orientation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Developing & Empowering People
  • Resilience
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment
  • Respect


Degree in Mining Engineering or related is preferred.

Mine Managers Certificate of Competency.

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