Safety Superintendent

Full Time Greater Accra Kinross
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 28/02/2023
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 5 Years
Career Level: Entry Level
Industry: Building and Construction

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

Our core values are putting people first, outstanding corporate citizenship, high performance culture and rigorous financial discipline. We are dynamic, innovative, and passionate about who we are and how we work, and we do not compromise when it comes to doing the right thing in the communities where we operate.

At Kinross, we pride ourselves on being skilled, responsible operators who strive not only to meet, but to exceed, regulatory requirements for both environmental and health and safety performance, wherever we operate.

Putting people first is a core Kinross value, and our chief priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of every employee and contractor who works for us.

Job Description

Job Summary

To oversee a Safety Management System that will promote a Healthy and Safe working environment for employees (including contractors) and visitors, and ensure compliance to all relevant standards, procedures and legislation.

To provide leadership and formulate strategies that ensures the continuous growth of the functional activities of the Health, Safety and Environment Department and to maximize operational efficiencies, safety, and profitability that align with the organization’s overall goal.

Act as the senior resource personnel on health and safety issues and participates in business and / or project planning by offering technical expertise.

Responsibilities & Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Actively work in the fields and ensure relevant Safety, Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations remain in full compliance.
Actively promote Safety Culture and Hazard Awareness on the Mine by achieving zero reportable safety incidents, zero compliance breaches and continually review the safety standards and work practices for the workforce.
Formulate and execute safety strategies that support the growth of mine operations & employees’ wellbeing; ensures strategies are linked to the organization’s overall strategy.
Maintain Health & Safety Programmes and ensure operational readiness to support emergency responses and crisis management plans (rapid response).
Facilitate and participate in risk assessments, support the development, implementation and review of site H&S Risk Register and Control Plans.
Facilitate and coordinate coaching, inspections, audits, training and awareness campaigns to ensure compliance with safety standards and critical controls.
Ensure compliance with the requirements of local government agencies, shareholders’ interests, environmental health and safety legislation and company regulation.
Assist in managing the annual operating and capital budgets for the department, consistent with Kinross’ established financial guidelines and business planning process.
Act as a Change Agent and Project Sponsor for key Safety initiatives; models organizational values, sets the cultural tone, and prioritizes business goals.
Set performance targets and measures, monitor and manage overall performance of employees and/or contract workers at the department
Build the capabilities of the team to enhance the team’s ability to achieve financial and operating strategy; identifies succession role requirements and high potential talents, and actively develop key talents
Ensure that third party contractors are performing according to contractual obligations with the Company.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by your Supervisor
Required Skills or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or tertiary qualification in Sciences/ Engineering (Mining, Electrical, Mechanical) with a minimum of 8 years practical experience in a senior H&S role in a mining environment.
Safety Superintendent’s Certification from the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission (IDMC) as well as NEBOSH Certification or Diploma.
Certificate in Project Management
Master’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety and HSE Manager’s Certification from IDMC will be an added advantage.
Ability to develop, implement and audit Health & Safety systems and programmes in an extractive industry.
Experience in leading and participating in Investigations and ability to understand basic safety data and can manipulate data to develop short and long-term safety improvement plans and strategies.
Ability to develop processes and procedures that integrate behavioral aspects into a system and be able to integrate across the departments
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Duty of Care Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, and Mining Inspection Act & Regulations.
Has the skill of planning, deciding priorities and able to plan jobs in coordination with colleagues, other Departments and Government Authorities
Must be able to apply standards, policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.
Experience managing diverse employees (language, cultural, religious, etc)
Management skills with ability to engage and transfer knowledge to all subordinates.
Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral and apply appropriate discipline when required
Flexible rotations including night shift and demonstrated ability to work under pressure safely
Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including word, excel, power point, outlook and other Safety Management software /systems.
High level of professionalism, diplomacy, respect for confidentiality and candor in daily work ethics.
How To Apply

Applicants with the requisite qualifications and skills should send their CVs and copies of relevant certificates to not later than 28th February, 2021.

Applicants are to indicate the position in the subject area when applying.

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