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Principal mining & environmental consultant
Job Type: Full-Time


From 0 to 2009
Cardiff University, Cardiff United Kingdom
From 0 to 2004
Federal University of Technology Akure
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Principal Mining & Environmental Consultant
Witstrand Geominerals & Environmental Nig. Ltd
January 2012 - Present Day (5 years 6 months)

·Mining investments pre-feasibility studies

·Feasibility studies (LOM, IRR, DSCR, NPV, OPR)

·Due diligence -mining permits acquisition

·Quarry/ Mining operations start-up, optimization and management.

·Mine planning – ST, LT and LOM

·Mining design: haul roads, benches and ramps

·Equipment selection, procurement and supply

·Mining operations health and safety management and training

·Project management – mining construction

·Mining competent person reporting

·Due diligence – environmental permits acquisition

·Environmental impact assessment (EIA)

·Environmental management, monitoring and auditing: soil, air & water.

·Baseline environmental studies and audit

·Mine water management – dewatering.

Mining Planner / Quarry Manager
United Cement Company
September 2010 - January 2012 (1 year 5 months)

Quarry Operations management and planning:

  • Overall mining, haulage and crusher operations’ management
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Contractors’ management.
  • Raw materials planning and quality control management
  • Budgeting, cost management and control.
  • Health and safety management of mining and ancillary operations.
  • Management reporting.

Mine planning, design and development:

  • Short and medium terms mining planning.
  • Mining operations management, production planning and scheduling.
  • Supervision and coordination of surveying team for topographic map update using AutoCAD.
  • Supervision and coordination of drilling and blasting team for optimum designs and production schedule.
  • Mine design:benches, haulage roads, ramps and dumps.
  • Mines development management to achieve production targets.
  • Mine fleet management: Dozers – CAT D6, D8, D9 & D10; Dumpers – CAT 770, 775 and HITACHI 1100; Loaders CAT 988 & 990; Excavators – CAT 385, CAT 345, 330 and 325; Grader and Drilling Machine – Atlas Copco ROC L6
  • Supervision of contractors and contractors conducting ancillary operations to support mines development.
  • Mine water dewatering design, construction and management.
  • Coordinating and managing the mining and ancillary operations team.

Software proficiency and application: QSO, AutoCAD, Surpac, Vulcan and MS-Suite (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint).

Assistant Project Manager - Mining
Geotess Nigeria Limited
July 2004 - September 2007 (3 years 3 months)

Mine design and development:

·Carried out mining operations feasibility studies.

· Planning, budgeting, and cost management.

·Designed suitable mining techniques and selected appropriate mining machinery.

·Designed haulage roads, ramps and benches.

·Ensured efficient allocation of machinery for optimum production at minimum cost.

· Conducted mining equipment field operations supervision.

· Oversee minerals processing and ore beneficiation.

· Designed and implemented mine dewatering and pumping system.

· Managed health and safety and enforced adherence to safe practices and procedures.

Project Management:

· Preparation of scope of work for contractors

· Project supervision by monitoring contractors’ performance and review.

· Managing activities according to work plan and schedule for each phase of the project.

· Interfacing between various support teams.

· Produced timely progress reports.

Additional information

About Me

I possess Masters' of Science degree in Applied Environmental Geology from Cardiff University, Cardiff United Kingdom.

My areas of speciality include:

  • Contaminated Land Investigation and Remediation
  • Environmental Hydrological and Hydrogeological Assessment and Reporting
  • Environmental Regulations and Laws
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Engineering Geology
  • Soil/Rock Mechanics
  • Land Fill Engineering and Management
  • Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
  • Project management