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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 6, 2023
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    AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

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    Senior Planning Engineer - LT

    We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Senior Planning Engineer - LT.


    To give confidence in the Mining Plan by reviewing and interrogating existing data from the life of mine process and produce realistic designs that enable plans and schedules to be produced at the required standard for short-term planning and production systems.


    • Assess risks for all tasks and ensure they are controlled before and during task execution.
    • Report all incidents and ensure they have been investigated and corrective actions completed on time.
    • Define mine planning activities and schedules for tracking of mining operational readiness tasks
    • Generate a 12 month mine schedule with respect to geotechnically re-sequenced stopes to include diamond drilling activities
    • Provide unequivocal Mine Planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 18-month plan to be produced on time.
    • Develop quarterly, rolling forecast plans with sufficient details for implementation by the mining contractor
    • Ensure mine quarterly forecast is aligned with annual budget to meet the general strategic intent; mine design, infrastructure specifications, diamond drilling requirements, production schedules, unit costs, identified risks and issues.
    • Deliver the work of the Mine Planning function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
    • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Production Engineering department regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
    • 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
    • Rigorously drive implementation of projects and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within the Mine Planning team
    • 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



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent
    • A post Degree would be considered a strong asset


    • A minimum of eight (8) years' proven experience in mine planning in an underground mining environment of which at least five (5) years at senior supervisory level within a planning/technical department
    • Proficient with Mine Planning Software
    • Knowledge of a variety of mining methods applicable to the site.
    • Excellent Communication Skills

    Legal Requirements

    • Blasting certificate
    • Mine Rescue certificate (preferred)
    • Shift boss certificate (preferred)

    Technical Competencies

    • Understands key elements constituting site safety system.
    • Can lead team-based risk assessments and conduct behavioural based observations.
    • Active participant in ensuring critical controls are in place and working.
    • Can actively take part in reviewing of safety system elements such as practices / procedures.
    • Extensive experience and understanding of mining production process/practices.
    • Understanding of good production practices, management, support systems, and how each should interact to deliver targeted performance.
    • Ability to develop innovative technical ideas/practices with regards to different mining methods and their application.
    • Extensive knowledge of Mining Methods and strengths and weaknesses of the methods and the applicable use.
    • Demonstrate advance level of knowledge of planning systems and practices from long term to short term mine planning.
    • Understands advanced principles of mine design including optimisation.
    • Understands advanced principles of mine design and scheduling to achieve Business outcomes.
    • Ability to generate and act as competent person for annual mine reserves statements.
    • Understands the contract, the key deliverables, and the processes that are aligned to managing it successfully.
    • Capable of having a direct role in managing an element of the contract management process.
    • Can propose, draft, and analyse potential contract variations and amendments for approval by the contract manager

    Other Competencies

    • Creating a disciplined team to deliver the planned work to the defined standards.
    • Managing oneself - taking ownership of one’s personal development.
    • Building effective working relationships - the ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship;
    • Building trust & accountability – displaying high levels of integrity and honesty;
    • Maximising performance & achievement of results – solving problems and analysing issues, driving for results.

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    Engineering Manager-Fleet

    Grade              :   Stratum III
    Department    :   Engineering


    The Engineering Manager – Fleet is accountable for the development and implementation of site wide fleet maintenance and workshop services and other production related equipment through the application of operational engineering policies, standards, systems, and procedures to maximise plant availability in a sustainable cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks to meet the business’ strategic objective.


    • Deliver the Safety Management plan elements for the areas under the incumbent’s control.
    • Provide technical input to management to develop the safety management plan, consistent with AGA’s standards.
    • Review the application of safety standards and work practices for the area.
    • Apply HSE regulations with zero tolerance to breaches.
    • Demonstrate safety behaviour consistent with AGAG’s vision and values.
    • Lead by example to create a safe working environment, where risks are assessed and managed, so tasks are performed without risk of injury or harm.
    • Issue environmental-related instructions to any employee at the workplace as required to achieve compliance.
    • As a minimum, achieve zero reportable environmental incidents, zero compliance breaches and no events requiring public disclosure.
    • Utilise, ‘Analyse and Improve’ tools to investigate system interruptions so that exposure to environmental risks is reduced.
    • Ensure the organisation structure is capable of delivering the maintenance strategy.
    • Communicate policies and procedures in a manner to achieve full understanding and compliance by the workforce.
    • Guide direct reports in leadership techniques to achieve maximum performance.
    • Verify that supervisors and superintendents develop a skills matrix that includes all disciplines and individual achievements.
    • Identify skill deficiencies and initiate corrective action.
    • Develop an appropriate succession plan for critical positions with the right supportive development plan.
    • Using AGA’s How we Work guidelines, clearly define the roles and accountabilities of direct reports.
    • Provide input to Operational Readiness for the Fleet maintenance throughout the operation.
    • Implement the approved organisational structure required to deliver the targets and operational requirements.
    • Engage and develop appropriately skilled, capable and experienced personnel in the area of accountability.
    • Support the development and implementation of systems for the Engineering and Mining departments to provide effective planning of work, efficient and safe work practices, monitoring of performance and promote continuous improvement.
    • Ensure the work carried out by the maintenance team is of a standard that supports the operational requirements of the equipment and is at optimum cost.
    • Identify sub-standard work practices and take action to eliminate them and identify the root cause of these poor work practices.
    • Assign tasks to direct reports in line with achieving the agreed production plan.
    • Lead a team of engineers to specify, design, analyse and verify new components and systems.
    • Implement corporate programs such as asset management strategies, System for People, Operational Effectiveness, etc. across areas of control.
    • Deploy management routines to identify defects in the workplace.
    • Monitor the supply, availability and condition of parts, inventory, general and specific consumables and rotatable equipment required to provide assured sustainable operation of the mining operation.
    • Prepare the departmental budget that supports the company’s objectives and strategy.
    • Ensure cost impacts in the area of accountability are evaluated, approved, and budget is revised.
    • Identify, communicate and implement potential cost reduction initiatives.
    • Manage the department in line with the operational budget.
    • Identify all current and potential risks promptly to the Refurbishment, Construction and Maintenance activities utilising the established Risk Management System, identifying activities and strategies to eliminate, manage or mitigate these risks.
    • Develop an asset management strategy in the area of accountability based on the Obuasi Operation’s expected life of mine (LOM).
    • Utilise the SAP asset maintenance management system in maintenance activities.
    • Ensure all direct reports are competent in the utilisation of the SAP asset maintenance management system to support a smooth transition into operations.
    • Liaise and work collaboratively with the procurement team to establish the inventory and spare parts for the Underground Mine Mobile Equipment.
    • Develop and maintain the Fleet Management Plan as a key Project Execution Plan sub-plan in the area of accountability.
    • Provide input and support into establishing and maintaining Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budget, schedule, and construction work packs for refurbishment activities.
    • Oversee the Requests for Information (RFI) and Technical Query (TQ) process, review and approve appropriate technical and non-technical documentation.
    • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, produce accurate and timely information that can clearly convey the status of safety, cost, schedule and quality for the refurbishment works.
    • Inspect all works to ensure works are delivered in accordance with applicable designs, specifications and expectations.
    • Oversee and witness inspections and testing regime to ensure quality and or performance is in line with obligations and expectations.
    • Proactively identify and manage change to avoid potential cost, schedule and quality issues.



    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Maintenance Engineering, or equivalent
    • Masters’ Degree in Management will be an advantage
    • Financial, commercial and project management through work experience and courses. 


    • An experienced mechanical/ electrical/ maintenance engineer with 10+ years’ relevant experience in Fleet management and Infrastructure maintenance 
    • Experience in management of Maintenance and Repair Contracts (MARC) 
    • Experience in Project Management 
    • Experience in Contractor Management 
    • Good Knowledge in SAP PM module.

    Legal Requirement

    • Must possess Engineering Managers Certificate of Competency from Mineral Commission of Ghana.
    • Professional Certificated Engineer from GhIE (As stated in Ghana Engineering Council Act 2011, Act 819).

    Technical Competencies

    • Strong maintenance competencies in underground fixed plants and mobile equipment 
    • Sound project management skills 
    • Should have analytical skills to be able to evaluate information and solve complex problems. 
    • Detail oriented to understand complex systems, and recognition that a minor error can cause major problems.
    • Commercially astute and able to work effectively with third parties. 
    • Legally astute with respect to project delivery and maintenance systems.

    Other Competencies

    • Build and sustain a team of direct reports capable of producing those outputs;
    • Continuously improve the processes used by the team in delivering outputs;
    • Model work behaviors for your direct reports consistent with the company values.
    • Proven ability to initiate and drive the construction project through its life cycle.
    • To support and motivate the construction project team to deliver the project goals.
    • Finding innovative solutions through creative thinking and problem solving.
    • Create an environment of teamwork and willingness to help coworkers
    • Able to work different kinds of people
    • Organizational skills to keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets all at once.

    Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

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