Superintendent, Mine Planning - AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem

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ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI (IDUAPRIEM) LIMITED (A subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti Limited) operate the combined Teberebie and Iduapriem open-pits gold mines at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and has a workforce of over 1400, including contractors.

Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance-driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:

Role Purpose

To lead and engage a team of professionals in providing short to medium-term planning for purposes of ensuring safe and efficient mining operations to achieve business objectives/targets.



Role Accountabilities

  • Build, develop and lead the mining planning and technical support teams
  • Supervise and execute mine plans to provide a safe workplace to all personnel.
  • Establish and maintain processes to ensure that all environmental risks and emerging issues are identified, and mitigation plans to put in place
  • Establish and maintain processes to ensure the development of the optimized short term, medium and long term plans that ensure delivery of the budget requirements and the operations strategy
  • Responsible for the development, mentoring and leadership of the Drill and Blast, Short, Mid and Long-term Planning Engineers, as well as contributing to the greater Technical Services team development and mentoring
  • Assume responsibility for designs and plans to support the Weekly Plan, three months to Full Year Forecasting, Budget, and Life of Mine phases of the planning process.
  • Coordinate and work with other departments, tying in all aspects of mine planning to ensure timely delivery of safe, efficient, and practical mine plans
  • Supervise and execute processes to ensure the technical aspects of the operations which include mine planning, survey, fleet management, drill & blast, and have the required resources in place to support the mining operations
  • Identify areas for improvement in operational blueprints (systems, processes, procedures & tasks) to ensure adherence to plan, reduce variation and maximize cost-effective utilization
  • Supervise and execute systems to collect and manage operational data and to monitor performance
  • Prepare mine plans and design which allows operations to meet or exceed budget productivity and utilization rate
  • Develop 3-year detailed mine plans and designs, incorporate, and communicate sound mining engineering, geological and geotechnical considerations, and concepts
  • Prepare detailed and realistic monthly, quarterly, and annual production schedules in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Update and review long-term plans and design to mitigate identified risks and incorporate new opportunities and challenges
  • Assist in providing guidance on the dumping places on the short-to-medium-term horizon and ensure that the 12 monthly forecasts are aligned to the long-term waste dumping schedule
  • Provide technical support to mining operations such that mine performance is optimized while providing a framework for continuous operating improvement
  • Optimize efficiencies between mine quality, scheduling, drilling & blasting, and loading & hauling operations
  • Perform detailed study and analysis on criterial contractual KPIs covering as the minimum D&B, L&H, HME and Fuel Management



Person’s Specification

  • BSc Degree in Mining Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution  
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in an open-pit mining environment with demonstrated experience in a similar role.  
  • Strong technical knowledge and mining background in planning, scheduling and drill and blast utilizing truck and shovel methods
  • Competence with computerized planning systems such as Talpac/Haulnet, OPMS/Xpac, Datamine/Surpac, Whittle/NPV software packages
  • Displays analytical and innovative thinking resulting in continuous improvement and adding value
  • Possess Mine Superintendent Certificate
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must possess very strong human relations skills and the ability to interact with people of diverse cultures and value
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and proficiency in driving a light vehicle


  • Do not pay any fee to any Recruiter.
  • The Recruiter may amend, delete or expire jobs at any time without notification.
  • The Recruiter reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position.
  • An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.


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