Country Operations Manager (Exploration Drilling / RC / Diamond Drilling / Mining Services) – West Africa

Western Africa
Posted 2 months ago

Reference No. 450-1202LH

Reference Number: 450-1202LH


Job Description:


Our client is seeking a qualified Country Operations Manager with a background in mining and exploration drilling to oversee country operations in West Africa.



  • Strategy, development and execution of field and project operational standards.
  • Driving continuous improvement while ensuring production, compliance and financial performance requirements are achieved.
  • Maintaining existing client relationships and developing new relationships.
  • Liaison between field team and head office.
  • Overseeing development and production operations and ensuring optimal safety, efficiency and profitability.
  • Project management to ensure best results through efficient planning and scheduling.
  • Managing resources effectively across multiple projects, operating units and sites simultaneously.
  • Mentoring, training and management of teams.
  • Ensuring best practice maintenance standards and procedures are maintained.
  • Business planning, cost control and budgeting.
  • Ensuring sufficient manpower is available and actively involved in staff development.
  • Taking a hands-on role when required on site for drilling etc.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in Mining Engineering or similar field.
  • Mine Managers Certificate of Competency preferred.
  • 10 years’ experience in a general / operations management within mining and / or exploration drilling.
  • Technical understanding of RC and diamond drill rigs and ability to operate the rigs.
  • Strong strategic and resource management experience in manpower, equipment and consumables.
  • Computer literate in MS Project and SAP.
  • Well-versed in safety and legal requirements and procedures.
  • Previous experience working with multicultural teams as an expatriate in Africa.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • FIFO roster.
  • Long term renewable contract.


If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to


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Leanne Laas

Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining


CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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