Senior Electrical Engineer Ref:REF11550M

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Senior Electrical Engineer Ref:REF11550M

Senior Electrical Engineer Ref:REF11550M

Location: South Africa, No1 National Road

Date Posted: Sept. 14, 2021

Type: N/A

Company Description

We have high standards. You’ll ensure we meet them.

We’re the world’s leading diamond company, powered by thousands of people around the world, with a mission to support local communities, protect our natural environment and shape a brighter future.

Join us as a Senior Electrical Engineer at our Venetia Mine and oversee electrical and utilities activities for surface and underground mining, processing and infrastructure.

People. Process. Performance.  You’ll keep sight of it all.

Anglo American has a portfolio of world-class mining operations. We mine, process, move and market the essential ingredients that enable a cleaner, more connected world that meets fast growing consumer-driven demands for products from smartphones to electric cars. Our basic materials build homes, offices, railways and airports, and our diamonds fulfil people's dreams.

Venetia Mine is an asset in the Anglo American portfolio with a strategic and commercial imperative to achieve the business objectives.  Open pit operations are due to continue for the next four years, whilst transitioning to underground mining.  Early duties will include commissioning and over-inspection related functions.

Job Description

As the Senior Electrical Engineer, you will ensure the organisations Safety, Health and Environmental management programmes are implemented according to the statutory legislation and strategic maintenance policies. You will also be expected to identify the preparation and implementation of policies and procedures as well as the overseeing and coordinating of electrical engineering activities safely, efficiently and cost effectively.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensure that work is performed to ‘Zero Tolerance’ principles to prevent harm to persons, damage to machinery and equipment
  • Assist with the stabilization and optimisation of machinery performance and reliability
  • Interpreting the organisational requirements for the section, to compile and develop a risk log with appropriate mitigation solutions that align with the strategic business plans
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement and asset optimisation initiatives for the engineering processes as well as contractor management
  • Implementing the asset management planned execution for utilities and electrical sections and coordinating the development management and enhancement of maintenance plans
  • Implementing critical plant and Equipment strategies / tactics are delivering to the defined availability, reliability and cost / operated hour within the lifecycle model and production plan
  • Identify cost saving and optimisation opportunities
  • Assist the site team to ensure all safety devices and facilities are operational and correctly used
  • Gives direct input in the engineering training strategy for the operation
  • Assist with the management of department cash flows ensuring alignment to budget plans and forecasts

This role is in the Engineering Department at Band 6 and reports to the Senior Engineering Manager.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • GCC for Mines and Works

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in the Mining or heavy industry, 5 years’ of which must be in a management role
  • Asset Management and Maintenance experience 
  • Sound knowledge in Electrical Infrastructure
  • Medium Voltage to Low Voltage experience is key 

Additional Information

Who we are

De Beers Group is a company with a rich history and a sparkling future.

Since 1888 our experts have searched the world for nature’s most precious gem. Our diamonds bring beauty to the world. But we think they can do so much more. We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers and the world around us.

Venetia Mine is part of De Beers Group Managed Operations Business which integrates mines, operations and support functions in the De Beers Group producer countries of Canada and South Africa to shape a safe, sustainable future for De Beers Group’s people, shareholders, communities and partners.


Safety first is a way of life for us.  We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others' actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

How to apply

  • For all internal applicants, you are required to complete an internal application form and attach detailed CV. This form must be accompanied with a signature from your immediate line manager and Head of Department, failure to do so would render your application invalid
  • Preference will be given to Venetia employees who meet the criteria
  • Submit applications on or before the CLOSING DATE: 15 September 2021


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