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Operations Manager (Drilling / contracts / projects / costings / french)


  • Reporting to the VP – AfricaCA Mining Mining Review Africa
  • Overseeing the efficient and cost effective mobilization and demobilizing of projects, ensur
    ing operation costs are in-line with job costing.
  • Work closely with field crews and supervisors to establish and implement best drilling practices on each project that will maximize production and minimize delays and downtime.
  • Ensure operations adhere to all safety rules, regulations, procedures and policies as required by the organization, the customer, or regulatory body.
  • Ensure projects are conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the client or company contracts.
  • Working with project supervisors, take corrective action where necessary to improve job performance.
  • Direct the mechanic and staff to ensure equipment is maintained in first-class condition and operation condition.
  • Maintain a suitable inventory of spare parts, drilling tools and supplies to ensure continuous field operations.
  • Assist the Contract Managers with job costing, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Frequent travel to West African projects will be required.


  • A proven safety leader is essential.
  • Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in the mining / drilling industry.
  • Experience working in West Africa or international assignments is an asset.
  • Fluent in both French and English languages is a MUST
  • Experience managing clients and client expectations

Contractual information:

  • Expatriate contract Location: Mali, West Africa
  • Residential status
  • 6 weeks holiday per annum
  • Contract will include a local element and offshore contract, Short term and long term incentives, accommodation, transport, 2 return flights per annum