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Site Surveyor

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
CAD Jobs, Design Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Surveying Jobs
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term, Expat
Salary Description:
FIFO package 2 year contract
Teranga Gold
Job Ref:

Company Overview


Teranga is a Canadian-based gold producer with a pipeline of West African assets in production, development and exploration on more than 5,000 square kilometers of land located on prospective gold belts. Our vision is to become a multi-jurisdictional West African gold producer with a portfolio of assets offering diversified production with strong margins and sustainable free cash flows.


Since its 2010 IPO, Teranga has produced over 1.2 million ounces of gold from its operating gold mine in Senegal. The Company is currently completing an updated feasibility study for the fully permitted Banfora Gold project in Burkina Faso, with expected completion mid-2017. In 2016, Teranga acquired exploration permits in Ivory Coast. The Company believes these properties – and potential future mining rights that may be acquired – will provide a further pipeline of future growth opportunities.


Concurrent with production and development activities, exploration programs are underway at its most prospective properties to increase its reserve base through resource conversion and new discoveries.  Furthermore, the Company has a solid balance sheet and a strong social license to continue to grow its business.


Summary of Role


This is a 2-year contract, fly-in/ fly-out role in Senegal: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel on company time or 6 weeks on / 3 weeks off roster with travel on employee time.


Reporting directly to the Chief Mining Engineer, the Site Surveyor ensures adequate survey control, timely set out, pick up and measurement of the mining design and execution of programmed work. They are also responsible for responding promptly to the day to day requirements, scheduling of the pit operation, and managing data accumulation and calculations, while monitoring, tracking and reporting of all material moved (ore, waste, low grade stocks, etc.)


Key Responsibilities


Survey Setouts

·         Responsible for pit design related work (berms, ramp, pit crest, clearing limits), ore mark-outs, drill and blast (edge of blast, drill depths, drilling/blast area, wall control, blast boundaries), bench marks (digging elevations), general site survey set-outs (roads, buried services, designs, waste dump design, clearing limits), and exploration drill locations


Survey Pickups

·         Responsible for wall monitoring, weekly face surveys for pit scheduling, ROM and waste dump, site surveys to maintain site plan, buried services to maintain site service plan, wall control/toe checks, mapping points, and exploration collar pickup


Production Reporting

·         Produce and sign-off accurate volume calculations for production reporting, including pick-ups for pits where material has been moved, calculations for total material moved and ROM fingers/stockpiles for position and volume


Data Processing

·         Process data regarding exploration holes, ore-blocks, pit design, site and other miscellaneous designs, and wall failure process using prism monitoring

Survey Infrastructure

·         Establish and maintain control points, around the pit and general site area, accurately and within the required regulations

·         Prepare and maintain site topography, pit faces, wall control data, tailings surface and water depths in tailings pond


Other Responsibilities

·         Contribute toward good communication within the Mining Department and other departments by developing and maintaining a team environment

·         Oversee all survey activities and employee training and development

·         Maintain an active involvement in the continual improvement of the survey systems and procedures

·         Any other duties as required


Required Skills & Experience

·         Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mine Surveying or equivalent and a Mine Surveyor certificate of competency from a reputable institution

·         A minimum of 15 years of Mine Surveying experience with at least 5 years as Senior Surveyor in a large open pit environment

·         High level of survey instrument knowledge and ability (particularly: Leica GNSS and TPS)

·         Conversant with Maptek Vulcan as the preferred software package, and survey data processing packages (i.e., Leica Geo-Office, Renishaw Quarryman)

·         Knowledge of other CAD software considered an asset (i.e., AutoCAD, Surpac)

·         Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite

·         Strong communication skills, ability to speak and write in English. French considered an asset.

·         Ability to work effectively in a team environment, while managing various stakeholders


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