Manager, Mining Engineering at Gold Fields Limited

Gold Fields Limited is an unhedged, globally diversified producer of gold with eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa with attributable annual gold production of approximately 2.0 million ounces. It has attributable Mineral Reserves of around 46 million ounces and Mineral Resources around 102 million ounces. Attributable copper Mineral Reserves total 532 million pounds and Mineral Resources 5,912 million pounds. Gold Fields has a primary listing on the JSE Limited, with secondary listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Swiss Exchange (SW).We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Manager, Mining EngineeringRef: SDS/TS01/FEB17Location: NigeriaDepartment: Technical ServicesJob DescriptionThe Mining Engineering Manager’s role is to provide the mining engineering capacity to the production function in order to ensure efficient execution of underground mining operations.The role’s primary focus is on underground mine design, operational planning and engineering integration.The scope of the role Includes leading and administration of the department.The incumbent will be responsible for the comprehensive medium- and short-term mine planning strategies and the production engineering function responsible for drill and blast design and QAQC (Quality Assurance, Quality Control).The role holder will also be responsible for the integration and direction of production and services functions to be performed in accordance with the overall mine plan.The incumbent is further responsible for ensuring effective cross-functional coordination between geotechnical, geology, mine planning, survey, engineering, backfill, contractors, mine support functions, construction, business Improvement and production and to ensure efficient and effective technical services are provided.A project management style coordination system is to be implemented for effective execution.Key ResponsibilitiesLeadership and technical direction: Production (drill and blast, short-term planning and medium-term planning)Ensuring cross-functional coordination to support the overall operational performance objectives and SHEC standardsShort- term scheduling: Development and approval of the monthly accepted plans, together with change management processes, and related administration, and daily compliance reporting . Section planning: Safe development and stope design; stops area layouts; concept extraction sequences; infrastructure planning; stope area notes; and reconciliationMedium-term planning: Development of a rolling 3-month plan updated monthly to incorporate latest changes, together with a monthly annual forecastMaintaining stope database and reconciliationAdministration, and coordination of the departments within the scope of responsibilityProduction engineering: Drill and blast designs with associated QAQC processes required for efficient extraction of the ore-body, services infrastructure planning and coordinationOverall coordination of productive capacity across functional disciplines, including business improvement projects Identifying and reacting to risks In terms of safety and productive outputDeveloping systems to control and measure progress, compliance with plans and report deviations. 

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