Categories : Construction, Engineering, Mining, Operations / General Management
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America.
This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.
In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama.
The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-
quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.
With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-
held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.
Develop and maintain Level 3 project schedules and a Level 4 / 5 look-ahead, ensuring fully logic linked to engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and operations.
Work with the different teams (Construction, Commissioning and Operations) to understand and report on readiness for operations.
Reporting and tracking area availability, materials availability, equipment requirements, access requirements and labour requirement.
Ensure progress measurement is collected and reported correctly.
Analyse schedule variances and support the Operations Team in identifying corrective actions and recovery plans to mitigate delays.
Support the development of monthly project controls data packs at month end.
Support the development of operational readiness reports and ensuring accurate data and subsequent analysis is completed.
Support the Operations team in risk identification, management and cost management.
Qualifications / Experience :
10 years’ experience in Senior or Lead planning roles
Good knowledge and relevant experience of project management principles.
Sound multi-disciplinary knowledge of a large scale construction project of the Mineral Process Plants with Power Station experience an advantage.
Strong analytical and communications skills
Report writing skills
Experience working abroad in a multi-cultural environment