Senior Manager Construction (Underground / Mining / Project / Mega Project) – Limpopo, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 2 weeks ago

Reference No. 374 2 RR


Job Description:

Our client is a global leading mining company, seeking a Senior Construction Manager whose role would be reporting to the Project Director and will be responsible for leading the overall direction, co-ordination and execution of the project construction activities. Leading the underground expansion.



  • Overall management and delivery of surface and underground construction.
  • Develops and maintains an integrated team, manages priorities, budget, interfaces, & administration of the site team.
  • Provides people leadership, assigning tasks and reviewing outputs.
  • Ensures all activities comply with quality and legislative requirements, implements and maintains Project Execution
  • Plan and Construction/Commissioning Operational Readiness Plan.
  • Commissions operational readiness teams, ensures proper maintenance practices for infrastructure, and assists with developing operational solutions for life of mine.
  • Provides input and advice on construction issues, design, scheduling, cost saving, procurement, and problem solving.
  • Builds relationships with public authorities and internal stakeholders, including the Department of Minerals and Energy and the Union of Mine Workers.
  • Implements new ideas and methods to improve contribution to organizational goals and enhance company reputation.
  • Operation of Site in accordance with the MHSA and Minerals Act Requirement
  • Maintain and implement a site Project Execution Plan.
  • Maintain and Implement Construction and Commissioning Operational Readiness Plan
  • Formulate and implement a Site Organisational Structure resourced to deliver the construction requirements.
  • Delivery of KPI’s as agreed by the Project Director, pertaining to all aspects of the site operations


Project Overview:

  • The project has performed below budget expectations and international benchmarks.
  • Open pit operations have concluded, and efforts are underway to ramp up underground production.
  • The construction of the underground operation is set to continue for the next three years, necessitating a review of the organizational design to ensure alignment with the work and efficiencies required to achieve business objectives.
  • Investment: over US$2 billion.
  • Current Status: Overall construction 70% complete.
  • Ramp-Up Period: Production ramp-up expected over the next few years.
  • Stakeholders – Employees and Contractors: A collaborative effort involving 4,300 individuals,
  • Project Type: Underground mining expansion.
  • Mechanization: Highly mechanized operations.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction or Civil engineering
  • Project Management Certification is advantageous.
  • Proven record mega project execution
  • Proven experience as 4.1 MHSA Appointment
  • Deep understanding of South African mining regulations (MHSA) and PMBOK methodology.
  • Expertise in project management concepts like cost control, integration, risk management, and documentation.
  • South African Citizens are encouraged to apply.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Permanent employment opportunity
  • Opportunity to join and lead projects with a global mining company



Ruan Roodt

Managing Lead

CA Mining


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