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Superintendent, Technical Services - Essakane Mine Site

The Superintendent, Technical Services, implements plans for the different groups, based on the department’s objectives. The incumbent makes sure results are achieved, for each professional group and for the department. Work is reviewed according to objectives achieved and effectiveness of results. Provides general direction to personnel, focusing on the execution of plans, deliverables, and in accordance to budget. Work of moderate complexity. Problem solving requires realistic judgment based on factual data, analyses, experiences, and discussions with the teams (Mine Operations, Mobile Maintenance, Geology, etc.). The job has significant impact on the department’s results and on operations and processes in other areas across the organization.
The incumbent reports directly to the Manager, Mine.

Your Responsibilities

Develop, implement and lead mine planning systems and process:
Ensure compliance with and promote health and safety policies and standards;
Develop, implement and monitor geotechnical programs to optimize slopes and ensure stability;
Develop and evaluate technical innovations in mining technology;
Provide technical support for the development of projects;
Ensure that Technical Services’ operational costs are within budget;
Control and monitor costs for the entire operation in compliance with budget and forecast;
Monitor operations’ KPIs and provide recommendations for optimized operations.

Strategic planning:
Supervise long-term strategic plans to optimize resources and operational capacity;
Develop the LOM (life of mine) business and operational plan;
Develop annual budgets and forecast;
Integrate short and long-term planning into LOM plan;
Monitor, assess and evaluate adherence to short-, mid- and long-term plans, and advise of corrective actions on any deviations or required changes;
Remain current with changes in mining technology and perform technical systems audits and maintain technical standards;
Develop, establish and maintain an information management system while conducting benchmarking exercises to improve mining operations.
Provide technical expertise in support of site-specific initiatives:
Conduct review of the ground control audit and provide recommendations to ensure appropriate controls are in place;
Work closely with Operations and Geology to find continuous improvement solutions for reconciliation monitoring, decreased dilution, tailings management, operational effectiveness, etc.;
Manage the Mine Operations risk register.


What we look for
University degree in mining engineering
Minimum of 12 years of experience in mining, engineering or geology
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a management role
Strong culture of health and safety, reliability and engagement
Excellent technical knowledge of open-pit mining of a large-tonnage mine
Strong skills with MineSight, COMET, GEMCOM and WHITTLE
Ability to manage technical teams in a multicultural environment
Good practical understanding and knowledge of legislation and regulations applicable to mines
Ability to build teams and develop a performance culture
Positive and motivational leadership that encourages participation
Ability to develop the technical skills of national employees and expatriates
Excellent communication skills in English/French, both oral and written.

Primary Location: Burkina Faso
Work Locations: 08 - Essakane Mine Site 146, rue 13.49 Quartier Zogona Ouagadougou 09 09BP11
Job: Operations
Organization: Essakane
Job Posting: Feb 26, 2019, 11:51:32 PM

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