AngloGold Ashanti Vacancies 2018

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5 Jul, 2018

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The primary purpose of the position is to take the lead role in respect to project planning function, specifically compiling and leading the Obuasi Redevelopment Project (ORP) Master Schedule process.

This role is responsible for overseeing and implementing a comprehensive schedule control system, including day-to-day planning activities and the integration of Contractor, and third-party schedules into the overall ORP Project master schedule.

Take ownership of and ensure the integrity of the data being processed supports accurate timely reporting, by providing a consistent and high-quality approach to all project planning and scheduling activities to support the day to day management and delivery of the project in line with schedule expectations.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Planner



Recognised tertiary or trade qualification


  • Extensive engineering and Construction planning experience.
  • 10-15 years’ major projects planning experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in lead or senior planning and scheduling role on a major project.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of project management principles, with advanced knowledge of planning principles.
  • Knowledge of planning tools and systems including risk and scenario modelling.
  • Knowledge of related project controls functions specifically planning and control, progress measurement, change control and reporting principles.
  • Demonstrated proficiency expert Primavera P6 software user.
  • Strong Excel data manipulation and sanitisation skills



  • Experience in large complex resources projects within Africa, specifically West Africa.
  • Exposure to mining projects with both surface and underground components.


Health, Safety and Environment

·         Lead by example always to create a safe working environment.

·         Commitment to project safety, by taking responsibility for personal safety and ensuring       safe working practices for the planning Team.

·         Understand and Adhere to HSE regulations with zero tolerance to breaches.

·         Ensure safety is the prime consideration in the planning proces

Demonstrate behaviour consistent with AGAG’s vision and values.

Strategic role:

·         Responsible for the setup, implementation, maintenance and management of the          baseline project master schedule and performance baseline to AGA Planning and Scheduling standards.

·         Responsible for managing and maintaining the Primavera planning system.

·         Ensure schedule alignment to WBS, contracting and procurement strategy.

·         Support the Project Management team, by providing accurate and timely planning information, such as progress and productivity updates, critical path, near critical path, variance analysis and corrective actions to support decision making processes.

·         Conduct schedule analysis utilising resource loading and levelling, S curves and histograms to ensure schedules are attainable and realistic.


·         Attend weekly and monthly progress meetings and reviews with both client and contractors. Maintain accurate meeting records, agreed actions, and ensure follow up actions are completed.

·         Recruit and supervise supporting roles in the project planning area.

·         Oversee planning and scheduling resources to ensure adequate information and support is provided to the senior management team to make informed and timely decisions.

·         Provide appropriate training and guidance where necessary to ensure data quality and integrity is maintained and converted into information to support timely decision making.

·         Mentor and develop planning personnel, to raise planning competency, knowledge and promote best practice planning techniques.

·         Support a planning culture where continuous improvement in performance is valued.

·         Implement schedule controls including float management, earned value and critical path analysis, with a well-defined, objective progress measurement regime.

·         Responsible for developing and implementing an operational readiness schedule for the Engineering and Processing team.

Meetings, Reviews and Communication

  • Actively participate in schedule review meetings, maintain meeting records and agreed actions from minutes, and any follow activities to ensure actions are completed in a timely manner.
  • Provide regular project updates to the management team in relation to progress, and highlight any issues or concerns that may impact on compliance, cause delays or potential increase in cost.

Progress and Performance Reporting

  • Monitor progress of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning works, advise progress and status to the management team in a timely manner, particularly schedule variances.
  • Monitor (assess, record and feedback) performance in the schedule delivery of project outcomes.

Risk Management

  • Identify and address potential schedule risks early, by communicating risks to appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner.

Change Management

  • Proactively address changes and incorporate formally approved changes into the schedule in a timely manner.

Continuous Improvement

  • Continuously identify opportunities to improve the schedule.

Audit, Governance and Compliance

  • Participate in internal and external schedule audits as required.
  • Audit contractor and third-party schedules prior to incorporating into the project master schedule.


  • In conjunction with the Commissioning manager assist with the development of the overall commissioning schedule.
  • Help coordinate engineering and construction labour and resources (plant and equipment) to support the commissioning process.

Key Interfaces

  • Project Director
  • Project Managers
  • Project Services Manager
  • EPCM Contractor
  • Contractors/consultants/Vendors
  • Commissioning Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Operational Readiness team

Leadership Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and motivating skills
  • Ability to lead by example, displaying technical and managerial leadership.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships, with a range of stakeholders.
  • Professional approach to maintaining contractor, authority and client relationships.
  • Able to work harmoniously with a diverse array of personnel.
  • Ability to mentor and develop personnel.
  • Displaying high levels of integrity and honesty.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Role Authorities

  • Financial Authorities

As per the signing authority level (Obuasi Delegation of Authority Policy – DoA).

  • Authority to represent the Company:

The role holder has the authority to represent the Obuasi Management as per the Project Director’s delegation.

AngloGold Ashanti Values

It is the accountability of all employees to work according to the company’s values.

To treat safety as our first value, to treat each other with dignity and respect, to value diversity, to be accountable for my actions and undertake to deliver on my commitments, to want the communities and societies in which we operate to be better off for AngloGold Ashanti having been there, and to respect the environment.

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