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Process Lead – Africa Projects
Job location: Johannesburg & Africa (DRC)
The Company
Our client is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies.
Their first priority in the workplace is to protect the health and well-being of their workers. They take a proactive approach to health and safety; their goal is continuous improvement in the prevention of occupational disease and injuries. Their approach fosters the highest level of professionalism, personal ownership and entrepreneurial spirit in all employees while never compromising on the safety and well-being of their people. This is important to their success and the superior returns they aim to achieve for all their stakeholders.
The Role
This position reports to the Manager of Africa Projects and is required to identify and resolve metallurgical issues and opportunities during the project study phase. The role works as a part of a technical team to ensure sufficient metallurgical understanding is achieved to reduce risk and enable business decisions.

  • Collaborate with other technical professions to deliver a technical and economic process solutions for the delivery of African Projects through data acquisition and analysis
  • Improve our orebody knowledge by linking the metallurgical test work results with the geological resource modelling
  • Developing better geometallurgical domaining to ensure maximum orebody utilization.
  • Work with the technical team members to acquire the data to make process and project decisions
  • Manage consultants and laboratories to deliver geometallurgical requirements that comply with the Capital Management Framework and the CMS (Computational Methods and Strategies) geometallurgy standard and guidelines
  • Provide inputs into process design and identify areas for improvement by further testing or investigation
  • Facilitate project updates for key stakeholders to ensure that the assets are informed in all aspects of projects in the region.
  • Engage with technology providers to stay informed on best-in-class technologies and process options
  • Provide input into engineering process design for projects
  • Provide support to ensure effective operations input into capital projects (Design review, Commissioning and Operational readiness) and that operational readiness programs are of the right standard to manage the transition from construction through to operations ramp up.
  • Provide input to study phases of projects
  • Support Africa Projects Manager to develop the required technical knowledge for business decisions in the strategic projects for the African assets
  • Maintain governance, controls and risk management to achieve compliance and manage audit recommendations
  • Complete and compile detailed budgets to meet project operational and capital objectives and deliverables.
  • Provide leadership and direction to internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain adequate record keeping that meets the requirements of the business.
  • Delegated Authorities.
  • Annual Budget and Operating Plan.
  • Monthly Reports.
  • Company policies and procedures.

Key Relationships:

  • Asset teams at Mutanda and KCC
  • Africa Regional Team
  • Mining Technical Services
  • Processing Technical Services
  • Copper Projects & Capital Management
  • Operational Excellence team

The Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications – Degree qualified in Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering,
  • More than 8 years’ experience in a similar role in the resources/industrial industry
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in metallurgical and project development roles.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and relationship building skills both including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, highly pro-active and resilient attitude.
  • English language skills required however bilingual (French) would be considered beneficial
  • Ability to travel to operations in Africa

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