23 Mar 2019

Senior Geotechnical Engineer at AngloGold Ashanti

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AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

 

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Senior Geotechnical Engineer.

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

To develop and lead an effective site Geotechnical Engineering team capable of continuously enhancing performance whilst delivering on the business objectives / targets. To mitigate geotechnical risk by identifying geotechnical hazards and advising appropriate actions.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

 

  • Establish the necessary Geotechnical processes and practices for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine, including Operational Readiness
  • Provide unequivocal Geotechnical planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 18-month plan to be produced on time.
  • Develop the annual Geotechnical cost centre budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual, medium term and LoM business plans
  • Deliver the work of the Geotechnical function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Geotechnical department and with own Geotechnical team regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
  • Provide the resources and expertise to develop the team to capably and consistently deliver the annual budget, according to their role and level of authority
  • Rigorously drive implementation of projects and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within Geotechnical team
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with Internal Stakeholders (Corporate, Group Planning & Technical, sister mines, etc.) and external Stakeholders (Regulatory Agencies and Authorities, Minerals Commission) to establish existing and changing societal and regulatory expectations and requirements

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

Qualification

 

  • BSc in Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering or similar

Experience 

 

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience and demonstrated technical capability and knowledge of open pit and/or underground mining geotechnical design and implementation
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct technical geotechnical work with limited supervision
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations / screening
  • Experience in the use of Mining Geotechnical Software;
  • Good Communication Skills.

 

Technical Competencies

 

  • Understands all the aspects of design basis and mechanisms identification and has demonstrated the ability to address their impact on the design with minimal supervision.
  • Knows when to engage Specialists support.
  • Understands how inputs & outputs to design specification contributes to the design parameters and how they can be manipulated to reduce variability.
  • Can implement a new design specification philosophy under supervision.
  • Commission and maintain a fit-for-purpose monitoring system for the mining method.
  • Investigates areas of significant deviation from the LOM design predicted operational limits
  • Conducts advanced evaluation and trend assessments and reports the results at daily/weekly production meetings (short term focus) – knows when to engage Specialist support
  • Collects and manages relevant data to a high standard of quality assurance and control.
  • Uses relevant statistical analysis, technical models, systems and tools as part of the analytical process.
  • Makes & supports conclusions with accurate information & analysis suited to the mining method.
  • Construct numerical models in simple codes.
  • Understands the critical operational parameters to operate numerical codes and equipment within design tolerances.
  • Understands the basic assumptions and reliability of numerical codes and equipment, and can identify when results are outside of norm

 

Leadership Competencies

 

  • Building Effective Working Relationships –  The ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship

 

 

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

 

CLOSING DATE: 1ST APRIL, 2019.




      Method of Application

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