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AngloGold Ashanti Recruitment for Backfill Engineer

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for AngloGold Ashanti Recruitment for Backfill Engineer.

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AngloGold Ashanti is a global gold mining company with mines and exploration projects in four different regions namely – Continental Africa, Americas, Australasia and South Africa. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

Job Description

  • Company: AngloGold Ashanti
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

Job Role

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To implement, monitor and co-ordinate the backfill requirements for the mine in line with the established mine plan.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Establish the necessary Backfill Engineering processes and practices for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine, including Operational Readiness
  • Provide unequivocal Backfill Engineering planning data to enable the monthly updates of the rolling quarterly plan to be produced on time.
  • Develop the quarterly Backfill Engineering cost centre budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual business plans
  • Deliver the work of the Backfill Engineering function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Backfill Engineering Section regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
  • Rigorously drive implementation of projects and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within the Backfill Engineering 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

  • BSc. Mining / Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent

Experience 

  • Three (3) years’ operational experience within an underground mining environment of which at least two (2) years is backfill systems based;
  • Demonstrated experience with knowledge of fundamental underground backfill mechanics;
  • Proficient in the use of Mining Software;
  • Proficient in the management and control of underground backfill operations across a range of fill types;
  • Excellent Communication Skills.

Technical Competencies

  • Safety (Advanced Application)
    • Can identify and interpret safety risks and resolve emerging issues; and ensuring that appropriate focus and resources are available to achieve safety objectives.
    • Active participant in ensuring critical controls are in place and working.
  • Mining Production Processes & Practices (Basic Application)
    • Understands the mining processes and actively contributes in part to delivery of the expected outcome / service the mining processes deliver.
    • Has demonstrated the ability to apply technical skills and/or delivery of a service within one or more of the mining processes with minimal supervision.
    • Can identify potential problems and propose solutions for higher approval.
    • Directly responsible for delivering a production aspect of the plan.
    • Understands good underground production practices, management, support systems, and how each should interact to deliver targeted performance.
  • Operational Management (Basic Application)
    • Understands the AGA system of ‘how we work’ and applies the basic elements.
    • Capable of managing and supervising small teams.
    • Able to provide performance assessments on others to their direct manager.
    • Understands the adjacent technical disciplines (geology, processing, engineering etc.) and participates in discussions with colleagues in these disciplines on areas of overlap and opportunity.
    • Uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities and identify cost-effective approaches
    • Understands financial reports and comprehends the relevance/impact to the total operation
    • Actively looks for ways to manage costs without impacting on planned outcomes
  • Planning (Basic Application)
    • Competent in creating ventilation strategies to support a mining area or block.
    • Competent in developing an understanding of costs and revenue associated with a design to drive business outcomes.
    • Understanding of all ancillary detail of a plan.
  • Contract Management (Basic Understanding)
    • Understands the core elements of the contract and its intended outcomes.
    • Identifies and monitors elements of the contract performance.
    • Makes suggestions for improvements or variations via their manager
  • Project Management (Basic Application)
    • Understands AGA project management standards and has applied them in a minor project to conceptual level.
    • Ability to lead a minor project and interact with test work and engineering consultant service providers
  • Innovation (Basic Application)
    • Identifies and proposes modifications to existing processes to deliver better performance and service.

 

Leadership Competencies

  • Creating a disciplined team to deliver the planned work to the defined standards.
  • Managing oneself – taking ownership of one’s personal development.
  • Building effective working relationships – the ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship;
  • Building trust & accountability – displaying high levels of integrity and honesty;
  • Maximizing performance & achievement of results – solving problems and analyzing issues, driving for results.

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

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should Click here to apply.

Application Deadline: 3RD DECEMBER, 2019.

 

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