Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.
Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.
Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.
Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.
The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.
Job Title: Chief Mining Engineer – Apensu Underground
- To direct underground mining engineering and technical personnel and coordinate major and complex operating requirements with technical plans and activities.
- Prepare, review and evaluate reserves, mine designs, mine plans, ore control, project feasibility and productivity studies.
- Ensure that the site mining operations are planned and scheduled in a manner that maximises the value of the resource whilst considering safety, business risk and market demand.
- Oversee underground mine design and optimisation, includes development and stopping.
- Prepares strategic plan for the underground operations that optimizes financial results and achieves site goals and objectives.
- coordinates site planning; and participates in regional and corporate planning.
Technical Services Management
- Manages all Underground Mine Technical Service activities to achieve objectives with respect to safety, production and costs.
- Provide staff development and act as mentor to junior mining engineers.
- Coordinate work of Mine Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Survey and Technical Applications staff.
- Develops, monitors, and coordinates a team of mining staff professionals
Safety Health and Environment
- Ensures Underground safety objectives and standards are achieved, and that the operation is in compliance with safety and environmental laws.
- Participates in Underground risk assessment and risk mitigation plans. Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
- Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
- Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
- Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.
Financial Planning and management
- Develops Underground production budgets and provides technical resources to enable those budgets to be met or exceeded.
- Oversee short term and long-term production scheduling, budgeting, analysis and control of costs, and cutoff grades.
- Manages Underground planning and budgeting efforts to achieve optimal financial results
- Monitor reconciliation of block model to actual production and predicted to actual equipment requirements and take corrective action where necessary.
- Oversee production accounting, administration of truck dispatching systems, stockpile inventory accounting, mine equipment studies, blast pattern design, productivity analyses / improvement studies, compilation and analysis of technical data.
Become familiar with and strictly adhere to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards. Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Training & Experience
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
- Bachelors’ degree in Mining Engineering.
- Ability to obtain MINCOM Underground Mine Manager certification
- Minimum 12 years of experience in underground mining.
- In-depth experience in Mine Planning and Design, Mine Scheduling and Mine Operations at large mining sites.
- Minimum of 5 years supervising multi-disciplinary teams
- Preferred a minimum of 2 years’ experience in underground mining operational time such as blasting, drilling, haulage and service crew works.
- Ability to visualise and communicate mine designs using specialised mine design software.
- Proven leadership and strong negotiation skills.
- Advanced level of technical communications, personal interaction and presentations skills.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with other departments.
- Communicating in multiple layers.
- Safety Conscious.
- Results Driven.
- Attention to Detail.
- Work Under Pressure.
Extended and unpredictable hours is the norm.
Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.