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Construction Manager – Subika Underground

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Job ID#: 151674
Location: Ghana

Closing Date: December 31, 2016



Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Ghana and Suriname.
Newmont‘s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programmes in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.
Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.
Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.
The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.
  • Managerial responsibility for all aspects of project construction and EPC (or EPCM) interaction/oversight for the Subika Underground project to ensure project field construction activities are executed appropriately and effectively  to exacting Newmont social, community, environmental, opportunity & risk, and safety standards.
  • Represent the Owner’s Project Team and communicate on the progress and status of construction works and all other field and site construction activities.
  • Act as primary liaison with the EPC (or EPCM) contractor’s team and manage site activities per requirements in the contracts agreement.
  • Provide oversight of the EPC / construction contractors’ Health, Safety and Environmental Programs Labor Relations, Social Acceptance Program, Site Security, Camp and Site Work Rules and other activities pertaining to the physical site in compliance with Newmont Standards.
  • Understand and assume responsibility for Owner’s deliverables to the Mining Contractor including construction power, water, facilities, permits, and other site resources.
  • Report on the progress and status of work, contract letting and procurement for each facility.
  • Maintain direction and review the construction contracting strategy proposed and implemented for the project by the construction contractors.
  • Review the construction contractors’ plans for controlling large cranes and other high cost equipment; coordinate use of Owner’s supplied equipment and other site resources.
  • Ensure that Owner procured items is being expedited in a timely manner to meet the Project Schedule requirements.
  • Monitor construction progress, and in particular the critical path, in conjunction with other members of the Owner’s Project Team so that schedule slippage can be monitored and the effects minimized.
  • Review the sequencing of activities, co-ordination procedures and systems, and the construction strategy proposed and implemented for the project. Participate in construction reviews in early design effort.
  • Act as a “point of contact” between the construction contractors and existing operating facilities to ensure minimal disruption to both operations and construction activities.
  • Review the procedure for tag outs, outages and tie-ins to maximize existing productivity, minimize safety risks and integrate with the Project Schedule.
  • Overview pre-commissioning undertaken by the construction contractors prior to handover to the Owner’s Project Team.Coordinate with operations for turnover/startup staffing and training.
  • Overview defect identification and rectification throughout the construction and pre-commissioning process, and then after handover in conjunction with the Mine Project Manager and Mine manager.
  • Ensure the highest safety standards attainable are achieved through good safety management associated with the construction.  Oversee audits and reviews of the project safety management plan to seek continual improvement.
  • Provide input to industrial relations strategies and issues with other project team members.
  • Ensure all environmental guidelines and requirements are met.
  • Monitor and overview the Quality Assurance procedures implemented by construction contractors on the project.
  • Review the work methods, access and security requirements proposed by the construction contractors and promote improvements.
  • Monitor housekeeping standards maintained by the construction contractors on the site.
  • Attend contractor meetings, safety meetings, Owner’s Team meetings and other meetings as required.
  • Establish a system to manage “Requests for information” and “Technical queries” rose with the Owner’s Project Team to ensure the flow of information is controlled, recorded and time frames are met.
  • Review the Owner’s Project Team scope and requirements for facilities, site services, laydown areas etc. in respect of timing, size and cost.
  • Monitor the Scope of Work to ensure that changes are tracked and managed. Provide input when necessary to assist with the evaluation of construction contractor claims and variations.
  • Provide information for inclusion in Owner’s Project Team project reports.
  • Review the planned, actual and forecast resource levels for the construction contractors and associated consultants.
  • Manage all work to meet Newmont requirements for Stage Gate deliverables including peer review, opportunity and risk management, and Value Improving Practices.
  • Coordinate all aspects of project commissioning, start-up, and turn-over to operations in conjunction with the Mine Project Manager and Mine Manager.
  • Become familiar with and strictly adhere to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards. Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
  • Position is located at the Subika Underground offices, the surface area associated with the underground, and underground areas associated with construction.
  • Position may be required to travel to and assist other domestic and international sites. Position may require frequent and/or extended travel and relocation to construction sites.


  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline and/ or Construction Management with 10 years practical experience in engineering, construction and mining operations.
  • A proven track record in project execution and demonstrated commitment to the successful implementation of the project.


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