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TSF Superintendent (Tailings Storage Facility / Civil / Geotechnical / Embankment Design) – West Africa

Reference Number: 348-2511LH


Job Description:

Our client is seeking an experienced Tailings Storage Facility Superintendent with extensive experience in embankment design and quality control and a strong understanding of civil and geotechnical issues to join their team on site in West Africa.



  • Site supervision and monitoring of daily TSF operations.
  • Ensure compliance to health, safety and environmental policies and procedures for the achievement of zero harm through safe behaviour.
  • Ensure complete compliance to regulatory policies.
  • Perform assessment, RCFA and troubleshooting of any defects and immediate resolution.
  • Reporting any incidents, breakdowns or potential failures with urgency.
  • Continuous improvement initiatives in conjunction with engineering and maintenance teams.
  • Ensure TSF Operators carry out pre-start checks.
  • Quality control and utilization optimization.
  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly operational reporting.
  • Assisting in plant shutdowns and startups.
  • Ensure the tailings deposition systems are constructed and operated within the life of mine (LOM) depositional requirements
  • Mentoring and training of subordinates.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Relevant Engineering Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 10 years previous experience in tailings storage facilities operations with at least 5 years at a senior level.
  • Embankment design and quality control experience.
  • Strong understanding of civil and geotechnical issues.
  • Risk mitigation and strategy management.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Projects and various business systems.
  • Experience in mentoring, training, coaching and guiding multicultural workforces.
  • Strong focus on health and safety standards and compliance.

·        In line with the company’s diversification initiatives, female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • FIFO roster.
  • Single status only.


If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to


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Leanne Laas

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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