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Operational Readiness Engineer (Mining / Project / Project Management) – Liberia West Africa

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Production Management Jobs
Iron Ore
Liberia All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term, Expat
Salary Description:
CA Mining
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Job Description:

The Operational Readiness Engineer is responsible of assisting the Operational readiness Manager to ensure  the project is handed over to Operations at the required standards for safety and operability, and is responsible for forward planning and implementation of all mining activities, systems, procedures and personnel on boarding to ensure smooth project start up. 


·         Contribute towards project goals and objectives as may be required from time to time.

·         Assist the Operational readiness manager and other area managers with implementation of change management initiatives and other business improvement projects.

·         Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.

·         Maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders in the companies mining activities, consistent with companies Community Relations Policies.

·         Become actively involved in the companies aims and objectives of engaging with the local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local people.  Promote the integration between this engagement and the success of the business.

·         Ensure the development and maintenance of up to date job procedures for all tasks performed within the function.

·         Develop objectives for sharing common infrastructure and support services across the company and cascade this throughout function.


·         Actively contribute to site safety policy and new initiatives and implement change as directed by the Project Manager Construction and management team.

·         Actively promote, monitor and enforce compliance of personnel with safe work practices.

·         Ensure all incidents are reported and investigated according to Company policy and statutory requirements and all recommended corrective actions are completed.

·         Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the companies Occupational Health & Safety Policy.

·         Report to work as expected and always fit for duty.


·         Ensuring environmental risks of tasks are assessed and mitigated.

·         Adhering to environmental procedures to ensure good housekeeping, resource conservation, spill prevention and the appropriate disposal of waste.

·         Reporting all environmental incidents to the line manager after implementing immediate corrective action.

·         Promoting environmentally sound work practices in peers and contractors. 

Employee Development

·         Develop and maintain a team structure that adheres to company policies, enables teamwork and personal development while focusing on the achievement of results.

·         Ensure training and coaching is provided to all employees, with specific attention to National and Local employees as part of the Company’s Training and Localisation Plan.

·         Ensure all members of the team have clearly defined accountabilities and roles and that individual development plans are in place to enable goals to be achieved.  

·         Ensure all members of the team receive feedback on their performance and participate in formal performance review processes.

·         Develop a succession plan for direct reporting roles.


·         Review capital requirements prepared by direct reports and submit for approval.

·         Review related expenditure on a monthly basis and ensure all variances to budget are investigated and explained.

·         Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains.

·         Coordinate compilation of the project budget.


·         Review capital requirements for department items, to meet long term objectives of the Company.

·         Review departmental expenditure on a monthly basis and ensure all variances to budget are investigated and explained.

·         Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains.

·         Review and monitor all safety, service level and financial performance indicators for the function and initiate corrective action where necessary


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

·         Professionally qualified: Mining Engineer, Civil Engineer, or Geotechnical Engineer

·         Project Management Certification

·         5-10 years’ experience in Mining, and or Construction industry.

·         Prior experience in similar roles in Africa or developing nations, with demonstrated positive outcomes.

·         Feasibility and Execution experience in similar projects and industry

·         Proven experience in Greenfield Projects (minimum 3 years)

·         Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent in a dynamic environment.

·         Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.

·         Experience in managing costs and budgeting.

·         Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas

·         Experience in incident/accident investigation

·         Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent

·         Prepared to challenge “the way we do things”.


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


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