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Contract Mining Open Pit Gold 

African Mining Services (AMS) is one of the largest Contract Mining Companies in Africa with established support networks in Africa, Australia and Europe. AMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausdrill Limited, a publicly listed Australian Company (ASX: ASL).

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced Mining Engineers to join our team in West Africa.  We seek a self-motivated person with the ability to lead the delivery of technical support, build relationships across the business and continue to develop skills and knowledge in National personnel.

As the Mining Engineer you will report directly to the Engineering Superintendent and will ensure that Projects remain in compliance with the contract by providing technical advice in line with the AMS quality policy.

Your primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

·         Collate, prepare and present Production and Productivity reports for daily meetings

·         Liaise and attend weekly planning meetings with client on all contractual issues in your area of responsibility

·         Prepare all dockets for work completed by the Company outside of the contract for payment

·         Organise and update daily buildup of all operations for the preparation of the monthly claim to client

·         Collection and analysis of information relating to weather conditions and their impact on productivity and work in general

·         Resolve technical issues which improve productivity of the Company to provide cost savings to the client

·         Prepare weekly operational plan

To be considered for this role you will demonstrate a successful career history in large scale mining operations including:

·         Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering

·         Frontline Management qualifications highly regarded

·         At least 10 years working experience in a Management role or similar

·         Evaluation of Mine Plans for Project opportunities/cost saving initiatives

·         Strong Focus on safety- First Aid Certificate preferred

·         High standard of communication skills

·         Patience in training, communicating and monitoring subordinates under your supervision

·         Self-motivated with the ability to manage their own time to produce results

·         Able to think laterally with restrictions associated with working in Africa

·         Must have experience working in Africa

·         Fluent command of the French language is preferred

We will offer a competitive expatriate package comprising of salary, travel, messing, accommodation and insurance on single status. Work rosters will be offered on 9 weeks in Africa, 3 weeks R & R with travel to your point of hire.

Recruitment Agents need not contact us with potential candidates. Genuine candidates should apply direct to this advertisement.

Genuine candidates who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply via or directly through this link

Click on apply to be directed to this vacancy on the Ausdrill careers page.

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