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Power Station Coordinator - Wahgnion - Burkina Faso

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs
Process Jobs
Africa, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Burkina Faso All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Salary Description:
FIFO 8 weeks on 4 weeks off roster
Teranga Gold
Job Ref:

Position: Power Station Coordinator

Duration: 2-years  Department:  Processing 

Summary of Role

This position will start as a 2-year contract, fly-in fly-out role: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time to our new Wahgnion new mine site in Burkina Faso.


Key Responsibilities

The position reports to the Processing Manager & will be responsible to optimise the utilisation of the Power Station and associated power generation infrastructure


·         To provide uninterrupted supply of electrical power to all site installations on the Wahgnion internal power grid.

·         To maintain a HV reticulation and distribution network.

·         To assist with the installation of other electrical and power generation requirements within the mine foot print.

·         Manage the day to day operations of the Power Station

·         Uphold the principles of Teranga safety and environmental policies

·         Promote a culture of continuous improvement

·         Oversee a team of local supervisors.

·         Effective and timely maintenance scheduling and planning.

·         Contractor management

·         Fault finding and rectification.

·         Provide input into the development of the departmental budget

·         Compliance with budgetary expenditure

·         Timely reporting

·         Liaise with Processing Operations for coordination of system restarts.

·         Staff development

·         Clear and effective communication – oral and written.

·         Maintain HV transmission lines across site

·         Maintain power generation facilities across the mine lease


Required Skills & Experience

·         Minimum trade background as heavy industrial electrician, Engineering qualifications desirable but not essential

·         10+ years experience working in large powered stations up to 50mW

·         5+ prior supervisory experience managing a team in a developing country (preferably Africa).

·         Proficiency in diesel power generation control systems.

·         CMMS experience essential – Pronto desirable

·         Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·         Excellent leadership and management skills with proven ability to motivate and empower team

·         Must possess strong cultural sensitivity and be able to execute work successfully in a different culture

·         Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and problem solving skills

·         Strong communication skills in English (French is an asset)

·         Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work with a sense of urgency

·         Ability to manage and develop staff

·         Resilience and resourcefulness

About Teranga

Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of more than 6,400 km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 1.5 million ounces of gold from its operations in Senegal, which as of June 30, 2018 had a reserve base of 2.5 million ounces of gold. Focused on diversification and growth, the Company is advancing its Wahgnion Gold Project in Burkina Faso towards delivering its second producing gold mine, as well as carrying out exploration programs in three West African countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Company has 4.1 million ounces of gold reserves from its combined Sabodala Gold operations and Wahgnion Gold Project as of June 30, 2018. Teranga applies a rigorous capital allocation framework for its investment decisions to execute on its growth strategy relying on a combination of cash on the balance sheet, free cash flow from operations and debt. 

 Our Vision, Culture & Values

  • We are committed to a culture with a friendly and informal environment; dedicated and empowered people who want rewarding careers and the ability to make good decisions that positively impact the business.
  • We are a fast-growing junior miner that offers career opportunities; the work is challenging and exciting with tremendous growth and challenge.
  • Health and safety is one of our highest priorities – we have an exceptional record and strive to continuously improve all practices.
  • We are committed to social responsibility, to our people, and to supporting and sustaining the local communities.


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