At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.
Overall Job Purpose
The position of Site Surveyor will entail the supervision and control of the various site survey teams for the construction of Roads, Platforms, Tailings lifts and Dams in the Sentinel mine lease area.
Reporting directly to the Manager, Operations Support, you shall be responsible for providing the highest quality services and that all services provided are performed within a safe and timely manner.
Specific Job Responsibility
Provide leadership and mentoring for your subordinates, including on-going training and development, performance management.
Ensure your team’s work is of the highest quality with minimal to no re-work, all work areas are free from hazards and maintained to a high standard.
Perform inspections on completed jobs.
Adhere to safe working procedures for all work areas.
Maintain a high standard of housekeeping at all times.
Manage surveys to obtain data used in planning mining operations
Ensure all draft maps, drawings and create a database of survey data including development layouts, production drill mark-ups and miscellaneous layouts
Assist with feasibility assessment, taking into account appropriate criteria
Assist with project proposals, design layout and pick-up of drill/blast and digging areas.
Direct and assist team members in use of electronic surveying equipment, systems, or other instruments to transfer surface survey positions and directions to mine areas and to survey designated locations.
Compute survey and data, such as volumes of surveyed materials driving and connecting various passages to control direction and extent of mining operation.
Contribute towards improving working operations and safety
Assist with relevant costing/supply/budgetary section reviews.
Effectively liaise and communicate and maintain a good relationship with team members, contractor/suppliers and other stakeholders as required
Responsibly use resources and control expenses to meet budgetary controls
Job Specific Competencies
Strong focus on continuous improvement
Good leadership skills with ability to delegate and share tasks.
Work with the construction crews to comply with Quality and production requirements.
Previous experience in setting out of Roads, Dams and tailings facilities.
Key Job Attributes
Able to handle work with a great sense of professionalism
Possesses good organizational skills
Maintain a professional approach to duties and responsibilities with the capability of making timely, rational decisions and an ability to meet deadlines.
Act with honesty and integrity in all areas: maintain confidentiality in dealings with subordinates, clients and customers.
Demonstrate accuracy, time management and organizational skills.
Maintain a professional work ethic through effective, honest communication with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
Commitment to reach or exceed surveying, operational and safety goals.
Work effectively in a team environment, supporting other team members when needed.
Sound planning, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Well-developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
Experience and Qualifications
Minimum of a Degree in Surveying
Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in a Senior surveyor role
Computer skills using Model Maker and Road Maker.
Previous experience in setting out of Roads, Dams and Tailings facilities would be advantages.