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EY Senior Associate – Mining Engineer in Johannesburg, South Africa

Senior Associate – Mining Engineer

Strategy and Transactions

Requisition # JOH0034H

Post Date Jun 18, 2021

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 everyones contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development.

EYs 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 mining related experience would be regarded as a MUST.

  • Excellent communication skills including report writing and presentation skills is a MUST.

  • 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.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Team player and Emotional Intelligent,

  • Willing to work in a high-pressure environment.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A Bachelors Degree in Mining Engineering.

  • A minimum of 2 - 3 years relevant practical mining experience with a specific emphasis on mining operations and production.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to building internal and external networks.

  • Strong computer skills including MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Basic proficiency in Mineral Reserve estimation process.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous consulting experience

  • Exposure in assisting a Competent Person in Mineral Reserve estimation

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for 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. Its 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

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

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