Mine Closure Consultant

Digby Wells Environmental

Market Related

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.digbywells.com careers@digbywells.com +27117899495

Sectors: ecology, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

The successful candidate will be required to carry out mine closure liability assessments, develop mine closure strategies and plans. In addition to this the candidate will be required to identify and calculate mine closure costs.

Job Objectives:

  • Develop mine closure strategies, plans, policies and procedures.
  • Carry out a gap analysis on the client’s mine closure strategy and provide a report on the findings.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the client in terms of the implementation of the mine closure plan.
  • Effectively carry out project administration on closure related projects using the organisation’s methodology and principles to ensure that the projects are delivered on time, within budget and against our quality standards.
  • Develop and implement mine closure project plans, in consultation with client, to guide decommissioning and restoration/rehabilitation activities.
  • Calculate mine closure costs that satisfy regulatory requirements as well as provides a management framework for our clients to manage the costs of construction and operational phases of the mine.
  • Conduct audits and reviews in terms of the client’s mine closure plans and assessments.
  • Evaluate and monitor the mine closure plans throughout the various stages of the mine life.
  • Develop alternative mine closure measures to remediate the impact of the selected mine development.
  • Build and maintain relationship with internal and external stakeholders.


  • BSc. Engineering/Environmental Science or similar.
  • MSc. Degree would be beneficial.
  • Certificate in GIS would be beneficial.
  • Experience with Model Maker Systems would be beneficial.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.


  • Five or more years experience in a similar role.
  • Preferably experience within a consultancy environment.
  • Project management experience with regards to mine closure related projects.
  • Previous experience working on international projects

Should you wish to join our organisation please submit your cv to careers@digbywells.com.

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