Principal Mining Engineer - UK 

RPA is a growing employee owned global consulting company with a need for an additional key member of its consulting and advisory team to be based in our London, UK office.   


  • Provides services to the mining industry at all stages of project development from exploration and resource evaluation through scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies, financing, permitting, construction, operation, closure and rehabilitation.
  • Advises major mining companies, mid-caps, junior mining and exploration companies, financial institutions, governments, law firms, and individual investors on the technical and commercial aspects of mineral property development. 
  • Has extensive experience in all commodities and mining areas of the world. Professional staff includes Senior Geologists, Mining Engineers, Metallurgists, and Geotechnical Engineers with extensive experience in the mining and exploration industries.

Responsibilities and Professional Competencies: a strong preference for experience in the following areas:

  • Assessment, due diligence, and technical auditing of mines and projects
  • Underground and/or Open Pit mine design and optimization in a variety of commodities
  • Mineral Reserve estimation
  • Advanced user of 3D mine design and scheduling software
  • Report writing and client presentations
  • Management and leadership of other engineers
  • Business development
  • Estimation of project capital and operating costs
  • Preliminary Economic Assessments, scoping, prefeasibility, and feasibility studies
  • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Familiar with international and public disclosure and reporting codes, including NI43-101, JORC, SMREC, Competent Persons Reports, and Mineral Expert Reports etc.


  • Registered or qualified for registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada or the equivalent in the USA, UK, Australia, or South Africa              
  • University degree in Mining Engineering with strong financial skills and understanding.
  • Legally able to work and reside in the UK
  • Strong and varied operations experience (large to small company and consulting) with 15-20 years in the industry
  • The incumbent must be able to show success in meeting objectives and budgets
  • Must be dynamic, self-motivated and demonstrate a determination to excel and commitment to action and be able to transfer these attributes to client(s) and the consulting company’s management and mining engineering team
  • Strong analytical skills, communication skills, demonstrated ability to write reports and interact with clients is a must
  • Fluency in Spanish/French/Mandarin would be helpful
  • Travel 15-25% - extended periods is not the norm but may be required on occasion.
  • Short-term travel, often on short notice, will likely be a frequent occurrence

RPA offers a competitive salary and benefits program and affords all of its employees a pleasant working environment in which to grow, both personally and professionally. 

Those interested in this role should apply in confidence to Olivia Leanda at