icon 2023-04-24
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Job Descriptions

Job Purpose:
The Underground Manager will be responsible for leading and managing underground operations and teams, and ensuring achievement of targets in alignment with organizational goals.


Closing Date: 8th May, 2023



The role accountabilities are as stated below:
• Promote and enforce safety and environmental awareness to minimize risk and prevent incidents;
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of the underground Mine in both development and production;
• Support the formulation and execution of strategies to drive mine operations growth;
• Prepare and manage annual operating, capital and manpower budgets for mine operations;
• Set performance targets, measures, and manages department employees' and/or contractors overall performance;
• Assists in overall mine management by interacting and providing technical advice to stakeholder departments;
• Implement comprehensive succession management strategy for mine operations;
• Review operational policies to ensure compliance with safe operating procedures;
• Identify and implement training programmes for crew upskilling and development;
• Assist in preparation of annual mining cost and production budget;
• Manage compilation of periodic production reconciliation and statutory reports; Perform other related duties assigned by the Leader.


• Must have a minimum of Degree in Mining Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
• Must have a minimum of eight (8) years working experience in a similar position;
• Must possess Underground Manager’s certificate of competency issued by the Minerals Commission of Ghana; Must have a valid first aid certificate;
• Must have in-depth knowledge of the Ghanaian Minerals, Mining, Safety and other related regulations;
• Must have working knowledge of underground rock mechanics, mine planning, survey, ventilation requirements and principles;
• Must have experience in multiple underground mining methods, explosives usage, ground support, and backfill placement (both Paste and Waste rock).
• Additional specialized training or education in project management, operations management, safety and risk assessment, or continuous improvement will be a plus.

• Good written and verbal communication skills;
• Proven leadership and people management abilities;
• Demonstrated commitment to integrity and high ethical conduct;
• Proficient in report writing and data analysis;
• Strong data management and presentation skills;
• Experienced in mining budget preparation and cost management;
• Adept at working safely and efficiently under pressure;
• Ability to work effectively with all stakeholders to accomplish organizational values;
• Ability to work within limited time constraints;
• Experienced in managing owner mining functions of underground teams; geology, survey, mine planning, grade control, and geo-tech;
• Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills in complex underground mining environments;
• Proficient in using specialized software and technology for mine planning, mapping, and data analysis;
• Excellent understanding of geotechnical principles and risk management in underground mining operations;
• Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills to manage relationships with contractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders.


Interested applicants should submit applications to wrecruitment@gsr.com or the address below, and follow the application guidelines below:
P. O. BOX 16075, KIA, ACCRA


1. Clearly identify which job posting you are applying for by referencing the job title.
2. Include only essential personal information (do not include your gender, date of birth, age, family status, military status, citizenship status, home address or personal identification numbers).
3. Include an introductory paragraph in your cover letter explaining why you believe you are suited to the role you are applying for.
4. Please limit CV to a maximum of 3 pages.
5. Your CV should include qualifications/certificates, work experience and a minimum of two references.
6. Please list work experience and qualifications in order with most recent being first.

— Qualified females are encouraged to apply.
— Only short-listed applicants shall be contacted.