Job Opportunity: Superintendent – Mine Planning (Short & Medium Term)    

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI (IDUAPRIEM) LIMITED (A subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti Limited) operates the combined Teberebie and Iduapriem open-pits gold mines at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and has a workforce of over 1400, including contractors.

Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance-driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:

Position           Superintendent – Mine Planning (Short & Medium Term)     

Contract Type/Duration:         Permanent

Number of Position(s):            One (1)

Department:                            Mining

Role Purpose

To lead and engage a team of professionals in providing short to medium term planning for purposes of ensuring safe and efficient mining operations to achieve business objectives/targets.

Role Accountabilities

  • Build, develop and lead the mining planning and technical support teams
  • Supervise and execute mine plans to provide a safe workplace to all personnel.
  • Establish and maintain processes to ensure that all environmental risks and emerging issues are identified, and mitigation plans to put in place
  • Establish and maintain processes to ensure the development of optimized short term, medium and long term plans that ensure delivery of the budget requirements and the operations strategy
  • Responsible for the development, mentoring and leadership of the Drill and Blast, Short, Mid and Long-term Planning Engineers, as well as contributing to the greater Technical Services team development and mentoring
  • Assume responsibility for designs and plans to support the Weekly Plan, three months to Full Year Forecasting, Budget, and Life of Mine phases of the planning process.
  • Coordinate and work with other departments, tying in all aspects of mine planning to ensure timely delivery of safe, efficient, and practical mine plans
  • Supervise and execute processes to ensure the technical aspects of the operations which include mine planning, survey, fleet management, drill & blast, and have the required resources in place to support the mining operations
  • Identify areas for improvement in operational blueprints (systems, processes, procedures & tasks) to ensure adherence to plan, reduce variation and maximize cost effective utilization
  • Supervise and execute systems to collect and manage operational data and to monitor performance
  • Prepare mine plans and design which allows operations to meet or exceed budget productivity and utilization rate
  • Develop 3-year detailed mine plans and designs, incorporate, and communicate sound mining engineering, geological and geotechnical considerations, and concepts
  • Prepare detailed and realistic monthly, quarterly, and annual production schedules in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Update and review long-term plans and design to mitigate identified risk and incorporate new opportunities and challenges
  • Assist in providing guidance on the dumping places on the short-to medium-term horizon and ensure that the 12 monthly forecasts are aligned to the long-term waste dumping schedule
  • Provide technical support to mining operation such that mine performance is optimized while providing a framework for continuous operating improvement
  • Optimize efficiencies between mine quality, scheduling, drilling & blasting, and loading & hauling operations
  • Perform detailed study and analysis on criterial contractual KPIs covering as the minimum D&B, L&H, HME and Fuel Management

Person’s Specification

  • BSc Degree in Mining Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution  
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in an open pit mining environment with demonstrated experience in a similar role.  
  • Strong technical knowledge and mining background in planning, scheduling and drill and blast utilizing truck and shovel methods
  • Competence with computerized planning systems such as Talpac/Haulnet, OPMS/Xpac, Datamine/Surpac, Whittle/NPV software packages
  • Displays analytical and innovative thinking resulting in continuous improvement and adding value
  • Possess Mine Superintendent Certificate
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must posses very strong human relations skills and ability to interact with people of diverse culture and value
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and proficiency in driving light vehicle

Mode of Application

Interested candidates should submit their application by clicking on “APPLY” button below before close of business on Wednesday 06 April 2022. Applicants not contacted within 21 days of applying, should consider their application unsuccessful.

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any vacancy advertised by AAIL.

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