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Chief Mining Engineer - Sabodala

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Surveying Jobs
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term, Expat
Salary Description:
Competitive benefits package FIFO 8 weeks on 4 weeks off roster
Teranga Gold
Job Ref:

Position: Chief Mining Engineer  Duration: 2-years  Site: Sabodala

Summary of Role
This is a 2-year expatriate, fly-in fly-out role: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time to our Sabodala mine site in Senegal.

Key Responsibilities
The Mine Engineering department is responsible for the planning, scheduling and tracking of all mining activities. It is one of the key drivers for the success of the operation and as such is responsible for:

• Preparation and distribution of budgets, forecasts and plans and schedules.
• Collection of relevant data; interpretation and analysis of the data; and management of data quality.
• Contribution to the delivery of business outcomes by ensuring the timely distribution of accurate information to enable management decision making.

• Development and maintenance of accurate and timely data capture, reporting and activity-based
• Communication of all plans, schedules and relevant information to affected parties.
• Critical review of current practices and systems with a continuous improvement mindset.

• Ensure the production of accurate and timely information for the site customers in compliance
with instructions/procedures for assigned tasks.
• Provide scenario analyses and input into current and future mining activities.
• Provision of training and support to ensure Senegalese employees improve their skills accordingly.

Mine Planning and Scheduling
• Accountable for all aspects of mine design including liaising with the Technical Services group in
• Development of scenarios and cost/benefit analyses for improving mining efficiencies.
• Responsible for short and medium term mine planning and scheduling on site using software such
as Vulcan, MineSched and spreadsheets.
• Ensuring achievable schedules are produced for production, budgeting and forecasting purposes;
this includes short (weekly and three-month rolling plan); medium (yearly and forecast); and LOM
planning and scheduling.
• Optimal haulage profiles and associated pit and dump designs.
• Liaising and engaging with external contractors for auditing purposes (eg safety and geotechnical).

Drill & Blast
• Responsible for drill and blast designs and associated evaluation and feedback systems, with the
aim to balance the competing needs of:
o Safe & efficient blasting including improvement of geotechnical conditions.
o Fragmentation.
o Powder Factor.
o Heave and movement of material (i.e. minimising ore dilution).
• Work with production personnel, D&B team, explosives contractor and geologists to ensure the
above is achieved.

• Supervision and development of the Survey team.
• Organise the team for maximum performance.
• Provision of tools and equipment and an environment to ensure the success of the Operation
within Survey’s sphere of influence.

• Responsible to ensure production and cost data across all the mining activities is captured and
reported in a timely manner; this includes daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reporting.
• Ensure all data is checked and validated to ensure its integrity.
• Responsible for presentation of data for the weekly, monthly and yearly reports.
• Responsible for preparing data for generation of budgets.
• Ensure quarterly production schedules and forecasts are produced on a rolling monthly basis to
meet production budget.
• Preparation and/or review of all mining reports.

Required Skills & Experience

• Mining Engineering degree.
• Minimum of 15 years’ experience in an operating Gold open pit mine.
• Demonstrated technical expertise in mine planning and knowledge of open pit mining operations
• High level of computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite, CAD software, Scheduling software, preferably Vulcan and/or Surpac.
• Strong communication skills in English. Ability to speak French would be highly regarded.
• Experience working with multi-national workforce in remote work locations
• Proven ability in effectively mentoring and coaching employees to facilitate career development

Position: Chief Mining Engineer
Duration: 2-years
Site: Sabodala
Department: Mining
About Teranga

Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of approximately 6,400 km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 1.7 million ounces of gold at its Sabodala operation in Senegal. Focused on diversification and growth, the Company is in the final construction phase of its second producing gold mine, Wahgnion, which is located in Burkina Faso, as well as carrying out exploration programs in three West African countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Company had more than 4.0 million ounces of gold reserves as of June 30, 2018. Teranga applies a rigorous capital allocation framework for its investment decisions and is focused on funding future organic growth plans responsibly.

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 are 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.

Our Promise to You
Teranga Gold offers a competitive remuneration package, including excellent medical and dental benefits and insurance for employees and their dependents. Teranga Gold also provides excellent on-site accommodations and amenities including meals and laundry services, single accommodation quads with en-suite facilities, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a grass soccer pitch, basketball courts, internet access

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