Our client currently has an opportunity for an Operations Manager who has South African nationality to take on the following responsibility – be a part of the new copmany, implement innovative technology to lead multiple projects, against scope, safety, time, quality, cost and productivity standards, through translation and achievement of strategic and financial goals, stakeholder management, complex commercial management, operational deliverance and oversight.
The successful incumbent will hold a Degree in BSc Engineering or B-Tech in Mining/Metallurgical/Industrial or Civil Engineering together with 8-10 years’ experience as a Mine Overseer / Engineering Manager in a mining production environment, preferably on complex projects of at least R5 million a month. Project Management qualification e.g. PMI or MDP or management qualification.
Participate in setting the strategy for the division and lead the setting of the project strategy. Report to senior management on strategic project goals and performance. Executing multiple projects to support sustainability of the broader business, including reputation and meeting industry and market requirements.
Financial, Commercial & Contracts Management
Assist with site inspections and finalisation of tenders in conjunction with commercial / estimating team. Negotiate with client on new work, current contract and variation orders, with inputs from QS and Commercial Manager. Contributing to final commercial close-out of projects.
Risk Management & Compliance, incl. ESG responsible
Ensure the company’s policy on social responsibility is adhered to. Align to client ESG requirements and ensure compliance throughout the project implementation.
Stakeholder Management (Internal/External)
Balancing internal organisational requirements with internal and external stakeholder requirements, in order to deliver the project successfully. Promote ongoing open communication with Client Project Manager to foster good relations between the company and the client, through appropriate forums and interfaces.
Operations & Project Management
Plan and set up the project according to contractual and tender requirements, as well as considering best practice and standards for civil / tailings projects. Ensure project is executed within budget, scope, timelines, productivity and SHEQ standards.
Ensure that the project site and operational practices are fully compliant to SHEQ requirements, policies, legislation and systems.
Management Operating System & Reporting
Draft and complete a project management report on a monthly basis, including safety, quality, community issues, forecasts to completion, schedule, client relations, production, progress pictures, labour matters, etc, as agreed.
Ensure relevant quality and technical standards are agreed and implemented through the relevant functions on the project. Understand and implement relevant internal and client policies relating to technical matters.
Ensure appropriate structures are set up for the staff requirements/duties for the contract, and site organisational structure. Manage direct reports with respect to all people management functions. Appropriately hold employees and subcontractors accountable for delivery.
Culture & Climate
Ensure a positive work context is established for all internal and subcontracting staff on the project, to ensure a positive morale and climate for all. Build a culture of continuous improvement and Zero Harm for the duration of the project. Ensure that any conflicts or challenges with client culture is managed appropriately to maintain and enhance client relationship.
Location (country, city): Ghana
Job Qualification & Experience:
Degree in BSc Engineering or B-Tech in Mining/Metallurgical/Industrial or Civil Engineering
Project Management qualification e.g. PMI or MDP or management qualification
8-10 years’ experience as Mine Overseer / Engineering Manager in a mining production environment, preferably on complex projects of at least R5 million a month
At least 10-15 years relevant experience in respect of managing complex tailings projects with emphasis being placed on project management; construction and contract management; financial management, risk management, commercial and legal management; operational planning, safety and implementation; HR management.
Skills, Qualities and Abilities required
Expert knowledge and skills in tailings and production management. Excellent contract management skills. Excellent planning skills and proficient with planning tools. Strong persuasion & negotiation skills. Financial and budgeting control skills.
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This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.
Operations Manager, Ghana – Ref: 1191742-1
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