[South Africa’s] mining sector has reached a crossroads and requires some major decisions, including much needed buy-in from all stakeholders. Without it I’m certain the medium to long-term impacts of bad decisions and messy legislation will leave the industry in shadow.
- Laura Cornish, Editor
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9 January 2017

HOD Engineering (HOD / Engineering / Expat / Electrical / Underground)

Job Description: CA Mining Mining Review Africa
Manage  and  coordinate  the  engineering  function  within  the  mine,  to  ensure  equipment maintenance standards, availabilities and technical and  production performance requirements are met  in line with the company's objectives  and sound engineering practice  in  accordance with Mine Standards and in Country Regulations. Specific areas of responsibility: Mine earthmoving machinery, Plant Engineering, stationery equipment, light and medium vehicle's
, Main Power Station and Electrical Reticulation.Responsibilities:

  • Review maintenance and production trends and implement plans to continually improve the maintenance function to appropriately support mining and treatment activities
  • Manages risk management framework activities and consolidation of risk reporting to site
  • Maintain responsibility for financial cost control and expenditure to budget through ensuring adherence to the approval policy and process across the business
  • Provides engineering technical expertise and support to manage defined tasks associated with small projects
  • Initiates change requests to the engineering function to improve equipment safety and reliability or to propose solutions through modifications to the plant / equipment design using the management of change process
  • Maintain department’s compliance with the requirements of local government agencies, shareholders’ interests, environmental health and safety legislation and company regulation

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 15 years progressive experience in complex engineering and maintenance projects is required
  • Underground experience is highly important
  • Detailed knowledge of cost, pricing, and estimating
  • Excellent performance in a project management, project executive or senior project engineering role on complex engineering or maintenance projects
  • Prior experience in management of feasibility study preparation and detailing engineering of development projects
  • Strong proven interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Expat role with rotation 56/24

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