AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited Current Vacancies 2022

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3 Feb, 2022

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AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Obuasi Gold Mine is currently near completion of the redevelopment phase to become a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as

Job Description

Job Title: Geotechnical Engineer.


To coordinate and implement geotechnical systems and processes to ensure stability of mine excavations, whilst delivering on the business objectives / targets. To mitigate geotechnical risk by identifying geotechnical hazards and advising appropriate actions.



  • Establish the necessary foundation for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine, and being operationally ready
    • Implement suitable systems and procedures to ensure an effective and efficient implementation of the Rock Engineering/Backfill strategies and programs
    • Coordinate internal stakeholder relationships and value with relevant management routines (communication, touchpoints, key meetings)
    • Implement geotechnical programmes
  • Provide unequivocal Geotechnical planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 12-month plan to be produced on time.
    • Implement geotechnical data aligned to defined quality assurance expectations
    • Carry out timely assessments of Geotechnical processes data
    • Relay conclusions with accurate information and analysis
    • Conduct work programme risk assessments conducted prior to implementation
  • Develop and submit the annual cost centre budget to achieve the required targets for approved Geotechnical Outputs
    • Adopt geotechnical budget with Annual (Quarter by Quarter) plan including: strategic intent, mine design, infrastructure specifications, production schedules, financial models, identified risks and issues
  • Deliver the work of the Geotechnical function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
    • Implemented approved work programmes and reports on the attainment of plan
    • Implement controls to manage identified risks.
    • Implement techniques, tools and skills for target development.
    • Workplace monitoring and compliance with work standards of field personnel and contractors
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Geotechnical department and with own Geotechnical team regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
    • Safety communications
    • Achievement of safety goals and targets
    • Legislative and regulatory compliance and document control
    • Coordination of incident investigation
    • Hazard reporting
    • Risk management
    • Certification readiness
    • Safety, permitting, environment, cultural heritage and community considerations for exploration programmes
  • Provide the resources and expertise to develop the team to capably and consistently deliver the annual budget, according to their role and level of authority
    • Compliance with Labour Act, AGA and Obuasi HR policies
    • For self-development
      • Individual Development Plan
      • Accountability Action Plan Meetings
  • Rigorously drive implementation of projects and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within the Geotechnical team
    • Report on the development and progress of initiatives and enhancements of the Geotechnical function, to include outputs and befits obtained.
    • Monitor and report on the outcomes and standards of work from direct reports or field personnel and contractors
    • Quarterly Reports which identify areas where Geotechnical may contribute an increase in enhanced methods which will bring improved efficiencies
    • Optimise procedures within existing functional processes through the application of problem identification and resolution methodologies
    • Establish and maintain consistent team performance and relationships within the function and cross-functionally within the department
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with Internal Stakeholders (Corporate, Group Planning & Technical, sister mines, etc.) and external Stakeholders (Regulatory Agencies and Authorities, Minerals Commission) to establish existing and changing societal and regulatory expectations and requirements
    • Managed key internal stakeholder relationships
    • External Stakeholder Management and Engagement Plan to provide Geotechnical expertise and advice.
    • Monitoring of Statutory regulations, elevating any concerns
    • Continuous engagement with internal stakeholders and contractors



  • BSc in Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering or similar


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience and demonstrated technical capability and knowledge of open pit and/or underground mining geotechnical design and implementation;
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct technical geotechnical work with limited supervision;
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations/screening;
  • Experience in the use of Mining Geotechnical Software;
  • Good Communication Skills

Technical Competencies

  • Understands the aspects of design basis and mechanisms identification and has demonstrated the ability to address their impact on the design with minimal supervision.
  • Knows when to engage Specialists support.
  • Understand how inputs & outputs to design specification contributes to the design parameters and how they can be manipulated to reduce variability.
  • Can implement a new design specification philosophy under supervision
  • Collects and manages relevant data to a high standard of quality assurance and control.
  • Uses relevant statistical analysis, technical models, systems and tools as part of the analytical process.
  • Makes & supports conclusions with accurate information & analysis suited to the mining method.
  • Construct numerical models in simple codes.
  • Understands the critical operational parameters to operate numerical codes and equipment within design tolerances.
  • Understands the basic assumptions and reliability of numerical codes and equipment, and can identify when results are outside of the norm.

Leadership Competencies

  • Building Effective Working Relationships –  The ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross-functional working relationship

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