Jobs at Williamson Diamonds Ltd


Civil Engineer- 01 Position


Applicants are invited to apply for the existing position mentioned above.

Position Title : Civil Engineer
Location Williamson Diamonds Limited,
  Mwadui, Shinyanga
Grade D3
Report Mine Chief Engineer


Williamson Diamond Limited (WDL) is Tanzania’s only large-scale diamond producer. The mine is an open pit operation based upon the 146-hectareMwadui kimberlite pipe, which is one of the world’s largest economic kimberlites. For over 80 years, Williamson Diamond Limited has lived side by side and co-existed peacefully with the communities around Mwadui, while implementing a wide range of development programs for the last ten years, focusing on promoting the lives and livelihoods of the communities surrounding Mwadui Mine Site.


Role Description: Manage operational, maintenance and surveillance of civil engineering infrastructure at mine camp and mine support including buildings, water dams and Tailings storage facility (TSF) and contracts according to standards and guidelines.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Head of Civil Engineering works reporting to Head of Engineering Department or delegated person.
  • Responsible to manage all Civil Engineering works safety, work plans, control costs and maintain assets at workplaces including human capital, land, facility (dams and pump stations) complete with equipment and infrastructure at production and mine camp (infrastructure), PPE, tools and machinery, operational expenditure budget, and intellectual property
  • Ensure compliance to All WDL policies and procedures.
  • Appointed Responsible Dams Safety Engineer (RDSE) responsible to implement Water dams Management standards and guidelines on the water dams off the Mine lease at Nhumbu and Songwa and Tailings Management standards and guidelines on the Tailings storage Facility (TSF) in the Mine lease, to assure senior Management governance and to assure conformance by Water dam and TSF operators in collaboration with the Engineer of Records (EOR) who is a registered Approved Professional Person (APP) for dams.
  • Implement the Water dams management standards in conjunction with Dam Safety Guidelines made under the Dam Safety Regulations GN 237 of 2013 with its amendments GN 55 of 2020 made under Part X, Sections 94 (1) and 111 (1) of the Water Resources Management Act No. 11of 2009 to guide the development of dams for any purpose
  • Implement the Tailings Management standards (TMS) in conjunction with Global Industry Standard of Tailings Management (GISTM), Dam Safety Guidelines and PDL Group tailings storage facility procedure.
  • Implement operations of the dams to meet the intent of design, Operations, Maintenance and Surveillance (0MS) of the dams (each Water dam and TSF) compliant to legal requirements during any phase of its life cycle from a new dam is designed and constructed, operated and ongoing construction as practicable, closed, and rehabilitated.
  • Implement risk management plan of the operations of the dams in order to avoid failure of a facility due to negligible operator error and mitigate public health and safety risks to acceptably low community and environmental impacts.
  • Ensure update/ real-time data collection and implement analysis and monitoring obtained from dam operations and safety monitoring devices
  • Ensure to work well with subordinates, Co-workers (Geotechnical Geology, and any other), Engineer of Records (EOR), and relevant authorities.
  • Implement a periodic review and update of the design and OMS manuals of the dams.
  • Implement a periodic review and update of the TSF closure plan during Mine Closure Plan (MCP) review.
  • Implement a programme for reviewing dam safety including an independent review.
  • Manage operational alterations of the dam as they are identified/ considered to have potential deviation from the design intent and engage the EOR or Design team.
  • Ensure periodic review, implementation and testing either as stand-alone plans or as components of site wide emergency responses plans of the emergency response plans of Water dams and Tailings management.
  • Ensure to participate in or provide input to community engagement activities related to Water dams and Tailings management.
  • Ensure in maintenance implementation of risk assessment (general/ mini), maintenance plans, assigned works completion, accurate work reports, quality assurance checkup, periodic and adhoc inspections, tests on specific parts and systems, and accurate record keeping.
  • Ensure pumping system equipment and infrastructure keep reliability, availability and capability as and when required to operate.
  • Ensure periodic inspections of each dam facility, equipment and infrastructure are completed.
  • Submit periodic reports, special reports or permit renewals to relevant authorities compliant to legal requirements.
  • Maintain internal and external records related to design, construction, OMS, mainteanance plans and implementations, data collection, correspondences and submitted reports.
  • “Effective Team Player:
  • Maintain and manage healthy relationships within own team and across teams.
  • Responsible to provide support to team within area of responsibility.
  • Responsible to share knowledge and skills with co-workers.
  • Responsible to use communication and feedback channels effectively.”
  • Effective Self Management: Responsible for managing own work performance and completing tasks as per set timelines and standards.

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Minimum Requirements for all applicants:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a Civil or Geotechnical Engineer role within the mining industry or water dams construction project(s).
  • Register by ERB as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering.
  • Strong understanding of soil structural characteristics and methods of testing compaction and consolidation.
  • Prior experience in maintenance management.
  • Competent in Computer application.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and Swahili.
  • Possession of a valid driving license.

Other required Skills and Competencies:

  • Honesty, punctuality, ability to obey orders and dedicated to any legal task.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience and development in work place.
  • Independent, effective and achieves set objectives.
  • Flexibility in working beyond normal working hours.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent mechanical repair skills.
  • Extensive knowledge as much of aspects of plant mechanical equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Adequate Computer literacy in MS office applications, MS Project and AutoCAD for Civil Engineering.

Mode of Application

Candidates meeting the requisite qualifications should submit their applications describing how they qualify for the positions. They should also send detailed CV, copies of certificates, three referees, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses before 04th April, 2023 at 16hrs00. Via the following address:

Human Resources Manager,

Williamson Diamonds Ltd,

P 0. Box 23,


 Or drop the same through the following email,

Williamson Diamonds Limited supports the Mineral policy (2009) of Tanzania and is committed to ensure adequate development of local technical capacity to service the mining industry; and to employ local experts available and develop succession plans for Tanzanians to take over expatriate positions. Pre-screening, profile testing, on mine assessments, medical and security clearances form part of the minimum requirement and selection process. Short listed candidates will be required to attend a panel interview. Employment of the successful candidate is subject to passing on mine induction and the aforementioned criteria.

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If you do not hear from us after 30th April, 2023 please consider yourself unsuccessful. Williamson Diamonds Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note that Petra Diamonds does not at any time require any form of payment for recruitment purposes. If you are approached in this regard, you should report the incident immediately via one of the following hotlines: Phone Call: +255 28 276 3872+255 767 744 617;