Posted 28 Dec 2015

MMG Limited

Vientiane Capi. (Engineering)

Senior Technical Advisor Geotechnical Engineering

Job Summary: Leadership/mentoring role with a prominent multi-pit base metals mining operation in Lao PDR.

MMG Limited is a global base metals company that has world-class upstream assets, development pipeline, and a comprehensive exploration program. MMG LXML’s Sepon operation comprises multiple open pits spread over a 15km strike length utilizing conventional drill, blast, load and haul methods, producing LME A-grade copper cathode.

Reporting to the Superintendent Technical Services, you will be responsible for coaching and mentoring the Lao team in all aspects of Geotechnical Engineering and be accountable for the delivery of the ground control management plan, including proposing future changes for review.

One of our key goals at Sepon is to identify and foster the talents of Lao national staff and develop them to ultimately succeed our expatriate technical advisors. Whilst being hands-on with strong analytical thinking and communications skills, you will be looked upon for technical and professional guidance to develop the next generation of Lao leaders within MTS.

Utilising your influencing skills, you will lead and improve the quality and standards of the collaboration between mine production, planning and water management activities onsite and ensure you up-skill the Lao national team to a professional standard through training, coaching and mentoring within agreed timeframes.

As the successful candidate, you will be degree qualified and have considerable experience within Geotechnical engineering for an open pit mine operation. A good working knowledge of Vulcan and various geotechnical analysis tools (Eg. iSite, Rockscience products, remote monitoring systems) is required.

To further your success in the role, you will have a sound track record of effective coaching and mentoring skills with an awareness of how to communicate knowledge effectively across cultures where English is a second language.

This is residentially based in the Lao capital city of Vientiane with a 10/4/4/3/4/3 commute roster to site. Onsite accommodation facilities are provided, including a gym and sporting facilities. The remuneration on offer will be commensurate with your experience and the market rate. Full relocation and repatriation assistance is also provided.

To join the next generations’ global mining company, please submit your application online in either Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) format online. All applications close 14 December 2015.

How to Apply

Hi all, as opposed to sending applications via email, we encourage applicants to apply online via our website, this is the link to our careers page: Tel: +85620 22213503; 02022235904 Email:

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