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26 Mar, 2012

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Abosso Goldfields Ltd, a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited. Located in a tropical climate, the Damang Gold Mine is a world-class operation,consisting of 25 Mtpa open pit-mining operations and a 5.2 Mtpa CIL metallurgical plant. The mine is situated in the Western Region of Ghana and is ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 certificated. It has a current Life of Mine expectency to the year 2019 and beyond.

Job Description

Gold Fields Ghana is seeking to employ an experienced and self motivated Engineering Manager – Regional Projects.

Purpose of the job:

  • The Engineering Manager – Projects report to the Vice President Projects – West Africa, with primary focus being placed on:
  • The management and execution of all Gold Fields Ghana Sustainable Capital ‘Brownfield’ Projects as approved by Regional Executive Committee (REXCO)
  • The development and implementation of strategic Project Management principles to ensure optimal financial returns given the risk profile of the investment and taking into consideration Gold Fields ‘Investment Hurdle Rates’ for commodity prices
  • Effective liaison with Government agencies such as the Inspector of Machinery, ECG, VRA, GRIDCO etc for the achievements of the business objectives during project design and implementation
  • The development, mentoring and coaching of the human resources within your department (inclusive of Regional Operational departments, as requested), placing focus on safety, risk management, the identification and introduction of effective Project Management Practices in compliance with Gold Fields Capital Investment Framework
  • Provide close liaison and support to the management of the Regional Technical Shared Services plus respective Operational Departments

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide key project management input into all Sustainable Capital Expense ‘Brownfields’ projects/plant enhancements to ensure full compliance with Gold Fields Mining Capital Improvement Framework
  • Provide the key project management link required between the regional operations and third party design consultants for all ‘Brownfields’ projects or in-house plant enhancements
  • Provide key guidance for all design reviews plus drawings and document checks
  • Actively participate in the selection of approved vendors and contractors
  • Provide technical input and guidance to address problem solving during project construction and commissioning
  • In support of all projects, provide diligent progress reporting, analysis, and recommendations, comprehensive data capture, all within the Gold Fields CIF
  • Ensure operational cost control and risk mitigating initiatives are managed within approved and set targets
  • Support the implementation of proactive maintenance strategies and programmes within all project designs
  • Ensure that the various engineering disciplines provided by contractors, interact seamlessly and safely on all project works
  • Maintain high focus on employee development, succession planning and mentoring of engineering project staff
  • Maintain a safe and friendly environment in ensuring that effective engineering standards and procedures are developed and implemented in compliance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements during all aspects of regional design


Required Skills or Experience



  • A tertiary qualification in the field of Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • 10-15 years of work experience as Senior Manager/Engineering Manager
  • Minimum of 10 years project and contract management experience associated with medium/large Mine projects
  • Comprehensive knowledge, coupled with minimum of 15 years practical experience in the management of the engineering functions in the mining industry related to Gold Processing CIL and Heap Leach plus large scale Surface Mining Plant and equipment
  • Demonstrable a professional understanding of good engineering practices and the implementation of proactive maintenance strategies
  • Possess working knowledge of Auto CAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point and MS Project Scheduler, SAP Planned Maintenance
  • Have tenacity and unquestionable integrity
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • A hands-on approach and be willing to work long hours to obtain the required results
  • Meet GFG medical fitness for the position and environment

It would be advantageous if applicants have:

  • Work experience within the mining industry in developing countries
  • Work experience in a remote locations and having resided in an Expatriate Camp environment


How To Apply

Interested parties should submit their curriculum vitae to:

Mohammed Abubakari – Acting Human Resources Manager
Tarkwa Gold Mine
P. O. Box 26
Tarkwa, Ghana
Closing date: 30th March 2012

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