22 Feb 2024

Superintendent – Short Term Planning at Barrick

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Job Description

Position Description

The Barrick Africa Middle East Team is seeking to recruit Superintendent Short-Term Planning to join and grow our team.

Join our exceptional team and embody Barrick’s core values as you work with us. We are in search of individuals who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity.
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach.
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose.
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy.
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable.
  • Committing to Zero Harm.
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships.

If you’re ready to contribute to our world-class team while embracing these values, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our diverse workforce.



  • Impart the culture of safety at North Mara Mining. Lead by example and provide visible access of himself/herself to the employees.
  • Must ensure department’s adherence to safety protocols.
  • All SOP’s.  Procedures must be up to date, distributed, implemented and practiced by all Mine Planning department employees.
  • Barrick’s Contractor Safety Management Policy must be in place, well understood and followed through on
  • Barrick’s Safety philosophy – Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) must be established and practiced.
  • Committed and engaged employees who are enthusiastic and passionate about Barrick and carry the company DNA.

People Management

  • Manage the Department’s Human Resource by setting clear performance objectives and by providing regular feedback.
  • Review performance of group heads in accordance with company Talent Review process
  • Mentor group heads to ensure personnel management is consistent throughout each area of Mining.
  • Zero tolerance to favoritism and role conflict.
  • Manage a Succession Planning process that ensures that North Mara’s commitments to the Tanzanian government with respect to the development of Tanzanian employees to allow them to assume positions of increasing accountability are achieved.


  • Ensure short term plans and designs are completed to the Barrick standards and requirements.
  • Ensure the preparation of monthly and weekly production plans and that all corporate requirements are adhered to.
  • Work in co-operation with the Geology Department for reporting ore reconciliation
  • Ensure that month end reports are completed in a timely manner following all corporate requirements
  • Ensure Mine Plans are timely, reliable, and realistic.
  • Ensure the Mine engineering staff developing the mine plan has correct operational parameters as inputs – and operations staff own the plan once finalized.
  • Display a proactive Sense of Urgency to respond to production shortfalls, and deliver on recovery plans
  • Develop strategies to consistently achieve Mine Plans
  • Provide inputs to support functions to operations (drill designs, drilling QA/QC feedback, Mine2Mill, etc)
  • Open pit designs and scheduling for all pits
  • Presentation of plan for approval/execution
  • Ensure the plan reflects all the audited inputs (e.g. geotechnical slope criteria, cost, revenues, earthmoving productivities, etc)
  • Supervising Mine Engineers to take Barrick operational strategy and translate into tactical budget, long term and short term plans for implementation in line with company’s objectives
  • Review and analyze options to continuously improve designs and operations
  • Mining progress monitoring by providing weekly off-plan plots and monthly off-plan figures reconciliation to approved plan and highlighting deviations to revise mine plans to make them achievable and highlighting any risks to achieving the business plan.
  • Ensuring mine planning systems (software and procedures) and skills required are in-place.


  • Provide technical support to ensure Mine Production and cost budgets are timely, reliable, and realistic.
  • Develop KPI’s to proactively monitor Mining performance
  • Ensure each Mine Planning department employee recognizes the value of their individual contributions – has quantified personal targets and understands them.
  • Install a Sense of Urgency between Mine Engineering, Mine Maintenance and Production to lead North Mara’s success.
  • Utilize information from Jigsaw to effectively to optimize mine productivity and control Mine plans.

Cost Management

  • Regular revision of cost reports to assist in managing the Mining Operations with financial diligence through.
  • Ensuring a rigorous monthly cost review is completed, and variance analysis is delivered to the Superintendent.
  • Manage business processes in compliance to the Company Code of Ethics and compliance to the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) law and standards.

Qualification requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering
  • A management qualification will be beneficial.

Experience and competencies needed.

  • Minimum of 5 years as Senior Mining Engineer Short Term Planning and recent experience in Gold Mining Industry.
  • Completed at least 6-month project in BI.
  • Budgeting and managerial experience
  • Business improvement tools and processes
  • Mining, processing, maintenance and geology
  • Project Management, governance and controls
  • Finance and economics
  • Systems development
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting and managerial experience
  • Business improvement tools and processes
  • Mining, processing, maintenance and geology
  • Project Management, governance and controls
  • Demonstrate initiative by being able to take full responsibility for safety, production and quality of the mining operation (drilling, blasting, excavation, dumping & construction)
  •  Ability and experience in training, coaching and mentoring subordinate personnel.
  • Institute and manage skills and technological transfer for effective succession planning.
  • Experience in the use of Gemcom/Surpac, XPAC, Talpac, Jigsaw and other mining software packages for Mine Planning and designing.
  • Practical working knowledge in Tool Command Language programming.
  • Practical knowledge in the use of spreadsheet and database software packages.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.
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Closing Date : 4th March, 2024.

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