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AGA Job Opportunity: Senior Project Engineer

To provide direct Mining Technical support services to the AGA operating assets and development projects to achieve business objectives/targets and to develop drill and blast guidelines and procedures to optimise ore extraction.


  • Establish the necessary Project Engineering processes and practices for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine, including Operational Readiness
  • Provide unequivocal Project Engineering planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 18-month plan to be produced on time.
  • Develop the annual Project Engineering cost centre budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual, medium term and LoM business plans
  • Deliver the work of the Project Engineering function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Production Engineering department regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
  • 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
  • Present solutions to specific problems with defined resolution methodologies and resources to deliver improved performance in processes and procedures
  • Pre-empt potential process or procedural problems arising within or from the specialist domain through the implementation of:
    • Statistical controls (alert system),
    • Improved work practices, procedures and processes
    • Improved team knowledge and skills Reports on work programmes progression demonstrating appropriate controls to manage identified risks.
  • Optimise procedures within existing functional processes through the application of problem identification and resolution methodologies
  • Conduct trend analyses on functional performance to identify and recommend ways of optimising resources for work cycle execution and pre-empting potential process and procedure variance through the establishment of
    • Statistical controls (alert system),
    • Improved work practices, procedures and processes
    • Improved team knowledge and skills
  • 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



  • BSc Mining / Engineering Degree or equivalent


  • Five (5) to eight (8) years’ proven experience in mine planning/project in either an underground or open pit mining environment of which at least three (3) years is at senior supervisory level within a planning/technical department;
  • Proficient with Mine Planning Software;
  • Knowledge of a variety of mining methods applicable to the site
  • Excellent Communication Skills

Technical Competencies

  • Safety (Basic Application)
    • Understands key elements constituting site safety system.
    • Can lead team-based risk assessments and conduct behavioural based observations.
    • Active participant in ensuring critical controls is in place and working
    • Can actively take part in reviewing of safety system elements such as practices / procedures.
  • Mining Production Processes & Practices (Advanced Application)
    • Extensive experience and understanding of mining production process/practices.
    • Understanding of good production practices, management, support systems, and how each should interact to deliver targeted performance.
    • Ability to develop innovative technical ideas/practices with regards to different mining methods and their application.
    • Extensive knowledge of Mining Methods and strengths and weaknesses of the methods and the applicable use.
  • Planning (Advanced Application)
    • Demonstrate advance level of knowledge of planning systems and practices from long term to short term mine planning.
    • Understands advanced principles of mine design including optimisation.
    • Understands advanced principles of mine design and scheduling to achieve Business outcomes.
    • Ability to generate and act as competent person for annual mine reserves statements.
  • Contract Management (Basic Application)
    • Understands the contract, the key deliverables, and the processes that are aligned to managing it successfully.
    • Capable of having a direct role in managing an element of the contract management process.
    • Can propose, draft, and analyse potential contract variations and amendments for approval by the contract manager

Leadership Competencies

  • Creating a disciplined team to deliver the planned work to the defined standards.
  • Managing oneself – taking ownership of one’s personal development.
  • Building effective working relationships – the ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship;
  • Building trust & accountability – displaying high levels of integrity and honesty;
  • Maximising performance & achievement of results – solving problems and analysing issues, driving for results

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.



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