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Job Code:X4340
Opportunity:Executive Vice President
Business Group:MARKETING ROLES


Job req id: 2829

Job req id: 2829
Job title: Construction Manager / Construction Superintendent
Contract type: Ongoing
Duration of contract: Ongoing
Country: Zambia
Nearest city / town: Solwezi
Business entity: Kansanshi
Department: Mining
Overview of the role:

FQM is recruiting for a Construction Manager and/or Construction Superintendent to take senior or primary roles at our construction sites in Zambia, Africa. Currently FQM is undertaking three major projects at our Zambian sites:

  • Construction of a 1.2 Mtpa Copper Smelter at Kansanshi site
  • Upgrades to both the Oxide and Sulphide processing facilities at Kansanshi
  • Construction of a nominal 55Mtpa copper concentrator at Sentinel site

These construction positions will require the incumbent to take a lead role on a complete project, or a lead role for delivering a major plant area. The position is rotation based. A primary focus is achieving time schedules, and the management of Locals and TCN skilled manpower to execute the Project Construction goals to successfully construct the Project safely, on time and on budget.

Experience / Education

Candidate will have a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the construction of mining projects. Typical aspects of FQM’s projects include significant civil, mechanical and concrete works, the erection of ball and sag mills, flotation circuits, conveyor systems, structural steel, mechanical and piping erection, crushing facilities, tailings dam construction, construction camp erection and management.

Knowledge of cranes, material handling, mill wright works, commissioning of plant equipment, safe industrial and mining work practices, ability to manage multiple diverse teams and work fronts, setting out of new equipment, calibration, testing and turn over to operations is required.

Experienced in the construction of mining projects from a green field commencement to operation is desirable. The ability to professionally interface at engineering, construction and Mine Operations Management levels effectively is a key experience.

Experience and familiarity with all levels and disciplines of a typical project construction is required.

Typical Responsibilities:

Establish the project site, establishment of construction offices and associated infrastructure

  • Be involved in the direct hire of management or other Senior Managers and Superintendents and their staff including;
  • Equipment Maintenance Superintendent
  • Electrical Superintendent
  • Civil Superintendent
  • Earthworks Superintendent
  • Batch Plant, Quarry and Crushing Superintendent,
  • SMP, Structural, Mechanical and Piping Superintendent
  • Project Control Manager
  • Safety Coordinator

Job title: Construction Manager / Construction Superintendent
Candidate will have a minimum of of a typical project construction is required.

Typical Responsibilities:

Establish the project site, establishment of construction offices and associated infrastructure

  • Be involved in the direct hire of management or other Senior Managers and Superintendents and their staff including;
  • Equipment Maintenance Superintendent
  • Electrical Superintendent
  • Civil Superintendent
  • Earthworks Superintendent
  • Batch Plant, Quarry and Crushing Superintendent,
  • SMP, Structural, Mechanical and Piping Superintendent
  • Project Control Manager
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Assistant Construction Manager
  • Provide direct supervision of construction for all disciplines including earthworks, concrete works, structural erection, mechanical and platework installation, piping spooling and installation, electrical installation, substation building works, infrastructure building works
  • Direct supervision of discipline construction supervisors, and the various construction contractors
  • Oversee the quality of the installation works
  • Leads by example at all times and develops a positive team atmosphere by coaching, mentoring, teaching and providing leadership acumen.
  • Provides detailed manpower and equipment loaded schedules with clear objectives for production; including inductions for new personnel
  • Provides accurate records of Operations in daily reporting for all areas under his direct control.
  • Possesses the ability to communicate using Excel, Word, Email systems and other software required in the performance and reporting of his duties.
  • Develops the overall execution plan for the site with the assistance of his team and is accountable for Safety, budget, schedule, quality and performance of his team.
  • Is responsible to set the tone and behaviors for safety policies, procedures and work practices on site to maintain the Safety & Environmental goals of the company.
  • Ensure adherence to environmental permit regulations, and other statutory requirements
  • Is responsible to maintain development of daily, weekly and monthly reports for issue to Sr. Management; including progress meetings with contractors
  • Holds daily and weekly staff meetings as required to maintain planned progress on the project, adherence to time schedules.
  • Is responsive to the management and craft teams under his control and develop solutions to service project site needs as required.
  • Able to plan ahead and forecast work schedules, construction opportunities, manage the delivery of equipment and materials to optimize field performance, costs and schedule demands.
  • Manages costs by optimizing use of consumables, materials, equipment and labor in the execution of all phases of work.
  • Manages site generation of reporting methods to track costs of consumables, materials, equipment, and labor for the project using the Project Controls department.
  • Works closely with his team to enable successful exchange of ideas for improvement and suggests improvement for the benefit of the Project.
  • Other Duties as assigned


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