Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.
Lead the execution of strategy for the mine engineering function and ensure alignment with the organizations overall strategy. Ensure continued growth of the mine engineering team, to maximize operational efficiencies and profitability, and to cultivate exceptional stakeholder and employee satisfaction.
Develop and establish standards of mine design and mine planning aligning with corporate standards
Lead execution of mine design and mine plan
Interface across departments and outside firms to ensure deliverables align with overall strategy and meet objectives
Provide technical support, advice and assistance to operations, technical services and project groups
Execute short and intermediate-term strategies that support the growth of the mine engineering team; ensures strategies are concretely linked to the organizations overall strategy
Lead the execution of strategies in the mine engineering team to enhance current practices and performance
Develop systems and measures that appropriately assess the teams performance and review progress to ensure achievement of targets
Manage the human, financial, and operational resources of the department.
Formulate the annual operating and capital budgets for the team
Act as a change agent and project sponsor for key initiatives; models organizational values, sets the cultural tone, and prioritizes business goals
Set performance targets and measures, monitors, and manages the overall performance of the function and direct reports
Build the capabilities of the team to enhance the metallurgic teams ability to achieve financial and operating strategy; identifies succession role requirements and high potential talent and actively develops key talent
Train and provide mentorship to all Technical Services staff and implement programs for the retention of employees
Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized accredited institution
Minimum of 15 years of related work experience
Knowledge and experience in coordinating the mine engineering functions for study phases, basic and detailed engineering through site development and operations
Knowledge and experience in developing policies and procedures relating to safety, the environment and individual, and organizational development
Proficiency with Vulcan, Surpac, Mine 24-D, Datamine or other industry standard mining software
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently
Must be able to apply standards, policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical mindset and attention to detail
Must be prepared to sit and obtain Chief Mining Engineer certificate of competency from the Minerals Commission within 3 months of appointment
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.
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