Asanko Gold Ghana Ltd latest job vacancy

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Asanko Gold Ghana Limited Ghana Ltd. (“AGGL”) is a joint venture between Galiano Gold and Gold Fields. The primary asset is the multi-pit Asanko Gold Mine complex, located in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Galiano Gold are the managers and operators of the Asanko Gold Mine.
AGGL is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person to fill the role below. The incumbent will be responsible for site-based slope design and management, rock mass property assessment, and geotechnical instrumentation.

POSITION: Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Open Pit Operations

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide site wide surface geotechnical support of multiple active open pits.
  • Coordinate the recording of pit slope movements with prisms/radars and import and digest all raw data into the slope monitoring database and provide daily summary reports which can be used to monitor pit slope movement.
  • Perform and supervise scan line or cell mapping, as appropriate, required in the bench design and in the determination of the rock mass strength.
  • Modelling of major structures using 2D and 3D software and analyse the effect on slope stability.
  • Design high wall perimeter blast hole patterns to ensure minimal blast damage to the high wall, using ground vibration monitors.
  • Ensure adequate geotechnical instrumentation is deployed, read, maintained, and data reported.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with mine geology, mine operations, dewatering, and mine engineering groups.
  • Supervision of the geotechnical and hydrology team.
  • Performing, training and oversight of highwall data collection.
  • Undertake field inspections of active mine and process areas.
  • Review mine designs and plans; create and support mitigation plans.
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.
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Qualification Required & Experience

  • Minimum Higher National Diploma with relevant specialization in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering from a recognised institution.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ working experience as on-site Geotechnical Engineer in similar position in the mining or related industry.
  • Hydrology experience in relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • High degree of exposure to specialized geological software and other software such as Datamine, Surpac, Rocscience etc.
  • Strong commitment to timelines, accuracy and professionalism.
  • Effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands.
  • Adapt to continually changing priorities aggressive schedules and to appropriately prioritize responsibilities.
  • Proven Reporting and Communication skills.
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, database management.
  • Good team player in task involving cross-functional teams.
  • Results oriented drive and solid work ethics, with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to train and mentor team members and demonstrate safety leadership
  • Willingness and ability to perform field work in an extreme mining environment.
  • Working environment is multi-cultural and hence sensitivity is required.
  • Valuing diversity and inclusion practices are essential.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of standards, methods and procedures to work situation.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, database management.
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving license and have the ability to drive in rough terrain;
    Results and action oriented.
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Location: Amansie South District

How To Apply

When applying, please follow the guidelines below to maximise the success of your application:

  • • Include an introductory paragraph in your covering letter explaining why you believe you are suited to the role you are applying for
  • • Limit your CV to 4 pages
  • • Your CV must include demographic detail, qualifications, work experience and a minimum of two referee
  • • List your most recent positions first
  • • Include copies of relevant, original certificates and academic records

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Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae and proof of qualifications, should be submitted by the deadline date to:

Unit Manager – HR & Administration,

Asanko Gold Ghana Limited

No. 4, Sir Arku Korsah Road,

Airport Residential Area,

P. O. Box CT 6153, Accra-Ghana.

Or email:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 5th October, 2020

Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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