First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 3 días

Job description : Purpose


The Surveyor is responsible for undertaking a full range of surveying functions embankment construction and monitoring, tailing deposition planning and pond level management.

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • Develop standard safe working procedures and actively participate in HSE initiatives.
  • Ensure work activities are in compliance with H&S (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures.
  • Create and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the use of best practise techniques and procedures for the TMF including associated equipment.
  • Determine precise location and measurement of points, elevation, areas, contours and volumes.
  • Demarcation of sand construction cells limits.
  • Conduct tailings beach surveys to determine beach lengths and area using drone technology.
  • Calculate TMF pond volumes including end of month reconciliation for placed volumes.
  • Establish benchmarks monuments on dam’s crest and survey for settlement as per the Operations, Maintenance and Surveillance Manual.
  • Mentor and work with the surveyor assistant in survey techniques.
  • Produce various maps as requested based on field surveys.
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain survey equipment.
  • Work with Planner and Operations Supervisor to prioritize tasks.
  • Perform periodic surveys of quarrying and borrow pits progress of both overburden and hard rock / metalliferous / coal / iron ore reconciliation.
  • Enforce housekeeping standards in all designated work areas.
  • Implement FQM Way culture across the team Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together .
  • Act as deputy for colleagues as required.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor QA / QC.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education Technical, or technological college level degree in Surveying (educación universitaria a nivel técnico, tecnólogo o licenciado).
  • Skills Strong communication, and interpersonal skills.Strength in organising work and time management skills.Strong cognitive and analytical skills for problem solving.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and able to analyze data and provide clear and accurate reports.Computer fluency is a must.

    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Experience Minimum 2-3 years experience in construction, mining or equivalent industry.Knowledge of survey related software such as Minescape, Surpac, Map info, Auto cad preferred.
  • Knowledge of survey theory and Total Stations instruments use.Knowledge of drone operations highly regarded.

  • Language
  • Fluency in Spanish and English is highly regarded.


  • Quality orientation
  • Strength in application of technical knowledge
  • Planning and organization.
  • Driven for results.
  • Contributing to team success
  • Working Conditions

    Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential BIBO.

    Work hours and rosters may vary as required by the business.

    Safety and Environment

  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Ensure all safety and environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly.Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.

    Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.

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