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 Superintendent Site Earthworks and Construction will entail the supervision and control of the various site maintenance teams for the construction of Roads, Platforms, Tailings lifts and Dams in the Sentinel mine lease area. 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
The specific tasks to be performed by the position holder will include:
Lead the team in all Site Maintenance functions of your assigned section.
Provide training/guidance/direction to Site Maintenance Coordinators reporting directly to you on all matters related to construction functions in your responsible section.
Monitor and control the activities of all Site Maintenance personnel including contractors in your responsible section.
Enforce accuracy, methodology and practicality; when giving guidance to Site Maintenance staff in your responsible section.
Enforce compliance to work orders and documents such as JSA’s, work procedure’s, SWI’s, etc.
Ensure that all your subordinates are trained and aware of specifications, work procedures and utilised to ensure optimal efficiency.
Assist in the proactive identification of repair and maintenance works required.
Understand, plan and manage all related cost controls of the various sections under your responsibility.
Ability to plan required work activities; to ensure that specifications are adhered to, tools, equipment and materials are available to execute all tasks when required.
Responsible for safety of all personnel in your designated area.
Support project works and construction management; in planning and utilisation by proper means and method of execution.
Analyse situations; identify / foresee pertinent problems and evaluate realistic options; recommend and implement appropriate course of action where required.
Adhere to the company safety, health and environmental policies and ensure that all relevant staff under your responsibility are trained and certified competent in all these policies used on site.
Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders involved.
Ability to attend to detail and work in a time conscious manner.
Experience & Qualification
15 years’ experience in the Management and Construction of Roads, Dams and bulk earthworks projects
Previous experience in a Mining environment and Tailings lifts will be an added advantage.
A Grade 12 Certificate.
A minimum of Degree in Civil Engineering or related Field or Diploma in Civil Engineering or related Field and necessary experience
A member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) or ability to obtain membership of this Institution.
Valid SADC driver’s permit.
Job Specific Competencies
Able to lead staff by example in the FQM way of doing things [ Bolder, Smarter, Driven & Together].
Able to lead and instil a culture of safety conscious team members and not tolerate substandard quality of work.
Self-starter and able to work autonomously and as part of a team, to drive change in your areas of responsibility.
Positive, self-motivated and conscientious attitude.
Safety orientated and drive the company safety directives.
Ability to enforce company policies and procedures.
Able to provide feedback to senior management with regards to the employee morale and workplace concerns.
Key Job Attributes
Detail orientation and attention to detail of work required.
Ability to oversee that tasks are done in a timely and controlled manner.
Ability to guide staff on problem solving activities.
Team player [for management and the workforce].
Actively involved with continuous improvement in your designated area of responsibility.
Ability to make informed decisions and execution of such decisions.
Effectively and understandable written and verbal communication skills.
Complete understanding and ability of the Microsoft ‘suite’ of software packages.