Geotechnical Engineer At AngloGold Ashanti

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AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently near completion of the redevelopment phase to become a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

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

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

To coordinate and implement geotechnical systems and processes to ensure the stability of mine excavations, whilst delivering on the business objectives/targets. To mitigate geotechnical risk by identifying geotechnical hazards and advising appropriate actions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Establish the necessary foundation for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine, and be operationally ready
  • Implement suitable systems and procedures to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the Rock Engineering/Backfill strategies and programs
  • Coordinate internal stakeholder relationships and value with relevant management routines (communication, touchpoints, key meetings)
  • Implement geotechnical programs
  • Provide unequivocal Geotechnical planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 12-month plan to be produced on time.
    • Implement geotechnical data aligned to defined quality assurance expectations
    • Carry out timely assessments of Geotechnical processes data
    • Relay conclusions with accurate information and analysis
    • Conduct work program risk assessments conducted prior to implementation
  • Develop and submit the annual cost center budget to achieve the required targets for approved Geotechnical Outputs
    • Adopt geotechnical budget with Annual (Quarter by Quarter) plan including strategic intent, mine design, infrastructure specifications, production schedules, financial models, identified risks and issues
  • Deliver the work of the Geotechnical function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs, and related KPIs
    • Implemented approved work programs and reports on the attainment of the plan
    • Implement controls to manage identified risks.
    • Implement techniques, tools, and skills for target development.
    • Workplace monitoring and compliance with work standards of field personnel and contractors
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Geotechnical department and with own Geotechnical team regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
    • Safety communications
    • Achievement of safety goals and targets
    • Legislative and regulatory compliance and document control
    • Coordination of incident investigation
    • Hazard reporting
    • Risk management
    • Certification readiness
    • Safety, permitting, environment, cultural heritage, and community considerations for exploration programs
  • 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
    • Compliance with Labour Act, AGA, and Obuasi HR policies
    • For self-development
      • Individual Development Plan
      • Accountability Action Plan Meetings
  • Rigorously drive implementation of projects and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within the Geotechnical team
    • Report on the development and progress of initiatives and enhancements of the Geotechnical function, to include outputs and befits obtained.
    • Monitor and report on the outcomes and standards of work from direct reports or field personnel and contractors
    • Quarterly Reports which identify areas where Geotechnical may contribute an increase in enhanced methods which will bring improved efficiencies
    • Optimize procedures within existing functional processes through the application of problem identification and resolution methodologies 
    • Establish and maintain consistent team performance and relationships within the function and cross-functionally within the department
  • 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
    • Managed key internal stakeholder relationships
    • External Stakeholder Management and Engagement Plan to provide Geotechnical expertise and advice.
    • Monitoring of Statutory regulations, elevating any concerns
    • Continuous engagement with internal stakeholders and contractors 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • BSc in Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, or similar

Experience 

  • A minimum of 2 years experience and demonstrated technical capability and knowledge of open pit and/or underground mining geotechnical design and implementation;
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct technical geotechnical work with limited supervision;
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations/screening;
  • Experience in the use of Mining Geotechnical Software;
  • Good Communication Skills

Technical Competencies

  • Understands the aspects of design basis and mechanisms identification and has demonstrated the ability to address their impact on the design with minimal supervision.
  • Knows when to engage Specialists support.
  • Understand how inputs & outputs to design specification contributes to the design parameters and how they can be manipulated to reduce variability.
  • Can implement a new design specification philosophy under the supervision
  • Collects and manages relevant data to a high standard of quality assurance and control.
  • Uses relevant statistical analysis, technical models, systems, and tools as part of the analytical process.
  • Makes & supports conclusions with accurate information & analysis suited to the mining method. 
  • Construct numerical models in simple codes.
  • Understands the critical operational parameters to operate numerical codes and equipment within design tolerances.
  • Understands the basic assumptions and reliability of numerical codes and equipment, and can identify when results are outside of the norm.

Leadership Competencies

  • Building Effective Working Relationships –  The ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross-functional working relationship

HOW TO APPLY

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CLOSING DATE: 11TH FEBRUARY, 2022.

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