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Senior manager - geology

Anglogold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited
Ashanti Region Full Time Mining & Metals GHS Below 180
5 days ago

Job Summary

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable ope...

  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Senior Manager – Geology


 Job Title: Senior Manager – Geology


Job Location: Obuasi, Ashanti Region


Job Summary

  • To grow the Mineral Resource, provide reliable models and systems of work, and develop a team to reliably deliver the expected ore grade and tonnage
  • To integrate technical studies, programmes and analysis of geology, exploration, evaluation, and production with the business objectives and processes of mine planning, mining production and mineral processing to maximise the profitability of Obuasi


Job Description


  • Deliver safety in design and appropriate safety practices in line with AGA’s values
  • Make the necessary input as part of Obuasi management in developing the long-term strategy for the mine
  • Operate in accordance with the company values, policies, standards and procedures
  • Effectively lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals and support staff
  • Build a positive team culture and enables individuals to achieve their full potential
  • Supervision, coaching, mentoring and performance management of team
  • Build and maintain positive internal and external relationships with key stakeholders
  • Show proficiency in a wide range of exploration and geological development methodologies
  • Manage multiple early stage to advanced exploration projects
  • Be proficient in risk assessment, contractor management, budgeting and project management
  • Demonstrate leadership in safety, stewardship of the environment, cultural heritage management and effective stakeholder engagement
  • Act as the Competent Person: Mineral Resources for Obuasi Gold Mine

Opportunity Identification

  • Apply creativity and extensive knowledge of mineral system models, regional prospectivity, exploration methodologies and competitor activity to identify new opportunities and targets
  • Develop a long term (+10 year) exploration plan to support future expansion or extension of the life of Obuasi
  • Identify and address gaps in geology process and teams to improve on outcomes

Effective Planning

  • Develop an effective 1 to 3 year strategic plan, annual business plan and budget
  • Prioritise targets and maximising opportunity for discovery of Mineral Resource
  • Effectively take consider, safety, permitting, environment, cultural heritage and community in the development & implementation of exploration and geology programmes
  • Lead risk assessments to identify key SHEC and business risks and establishing controls to mitigate those risks
  • Understand legislative requirements and ensures that approvals and permits are in place prior to exploration
  • Optimises use of available Mineral Resource while controlling costs and minimising both planned and unplanned dilution
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and operational effectiveness
  • Schedules work programmes and manage tenement portfolio to ensure satisfaction of financial commitments and security of tenure

Business Plan Implementation

  • Effectively monitor the implementation of work programmes to ensure they are conducted in accordance with company values, policies, standards, procedures, relevant laws, regulations, conditions, local cultural norms and third party agreements
  • Monitor geology to ensure appropriate controls are in place and are effective in managing identified risks
  • Review proposed exploration and other geological programmes to ensure that appropriate methodologies are applied
  • Lead project reviews and make clear decisions based on results
  • Manage team members and contractors
  • Lead work programmes that improve the NPV of the operation

Business Acumen

  • Determine departmental budgets in line with Business Plan requirements
  • Manage cost to authorised budgets and provide forecasts
  • Identify business value drivers and develop plans to address these
  • Put in place Confidentiality Agreements that satisfy AGA investment criteria and that potentially add to the NPV of Obuasi
  • Develop KPIs for the team and measures to these
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Identify and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholder
  • Create relevant links and associations with key influencers inside or external to AGA
  • Take internal and external stakeholder expectations into account when making decisions
  • Make decisions that bring the highest NPV value to AGA and stakeholders

Data Interpretation & Reporting

  • Monitor the collection and management of relevant data to a high standard of quality assurance and control
  • Support internal and external audit processes
  • Interpret complex data to make sound objective assessments
  • Prepare accurate high quality internal and statutory reports including the Competent Persons report for Mineral Resources
  • Present programme results to peers and supervisors, including corporate or external stakeholders


Qualification and Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Geology
  • A post graduate qualification in Geostatistics or Mineral Resource management would be advantageous
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experiences of which five (5+) years should be at a senior management level
  • The minimum 10 years of experience should be primarily in gold and underground operations
  • Legal requirements
  • The experience, organisation membership and competency to act as the Competent Person for Mineral Resource


Technical Competencies

  • Multi-disciplinary knowledge of Mining and Mineral processing
  • Significant experience in mine geology including production reconciliation
  • The experience, organisation membership and competency to act as the Competent Person for Mineral Resource
  • Demonstrated success in exploration and management
  • Substantial knowledge of mineral system models and exploration methodologies
  • Demonstrated understanding of regulatory requirements for the applicable jurisdictions
  • Substantial experience in contractor management
  • Contract management
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement
  • Advanced interpretive and target generation skills
  • Budget management experience to manage departmental budget and multi-million-dollar programs

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and substantial managerial experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in the management of safety, environment, cultural heritage and stakeholder engagement
  • Fostering a team environment – Inspiring and Motivating Others, promoting Collaboration and Team work, Developing Others, Communicating prolifically
  • 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
  • Creating Organisational Transformation - Displaying strategic perspectives in adapting plans for achieving organisational objectives
  • Maximising Performance Results – Solving Problems and Analysing Issues, Driving for Results
  • Displaying Technical and Professional expertise, Innovating, Taking Initiative, Championing Change, Establishing Stretch Goals


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

Please note – only candidates who are successfully shortlisted will be contacted

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