Corporate - Heavy Mining Equipment Planning and Engineering Specialist (Vancouver)

Job No: Gold83
Location: Vancouver

The Company

B2Gold is a low-cost international senior gold producer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has three operating gold mines and numerous development and exploration projects in various countries including Mali, the Philippines, Namibia, Colombia, Finland and Uzbekistan. This year, B2Gold forecasts gold production to be 990,000 – 1,050,000 ounces.

Position

Heavy Mining Equipment (“HME”) Planning and Engineering Specialist

Introduction

Reporting to the Director, HME, this position is responsible for advancing the corporate business plan objective of development and implementation of quality, sustainable mobile mining asset, maintenance management standards and systems. These standardized systems will be implemented across the group to support current and future mining operations to achieve world class safety, performance, and cost efficiency.

Experience in mining asset/maintenance management is desirable but not essential, we are looking for a dynamic, energetic professional who thrives on being challenged, working with a culturally diverse team to achieve excellence while developing and growing their career with an exciting Tier 1 mining company.

Location

This position will be based at B2Gold Corporate Office in Vancouver, Canada with a flexible work arrangement option available.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement HME management system standards and procedures;
  • Review, develop and implement standardized, group wide LCC (Life cycle cost), budget and LOM models;
  • Develop and implement annual and Life of Mine (LOM) plan workflow processes, procedures and reporting templates;
  • Lead and facilitate development of site specific LCC models with site-based experts for all primary and ancillary mining equipment;
  • Work with site-based management and Director, HME to develop detailed LOM fleet strategies for each project and assist projects to manage CAPEX forecasts;
  • Support systems development projects in standardizing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), to include Pronto and Wenco software configuration and reporting;
  • Identify, coordinate technology and innovation projects with OEMs and suppliers; and
  • Perform other duties as required in support of Company objectives.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, accounting, finance, economics or information systems;
  • Experience in financial structures, budget development, analysis & reporting;
  • Expert user in Microsoft products Excel, Project and Power BI (desirable);
  • Results-focused and committed to achieving department goals;
  • Professional approach to working with peers and corporate leaders;
  • Willing to challenge paradigms, mining culture and drive change;
  • Excellent communication and change management skills;
  • Passionate and committed to developing national workforce, able to effectively train and coach peers.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in the principles and application of asset life cycle management in an industrial environment;
  • Experience in ERP/CMMS configuration, structure development and implementation;
  • Additional education: asset-maintenance management, project or business management;
  • Software: Database development experience, reporting platform development particularly Power BI;
  • French language ability considered an asset

Job Demands/Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires frequent international travel 30-40% which may be on short notice;
  • Frequent overtime required outside of normal business hours to communicate with worldwide mining project and supplier time zones;
  • B2Gold requires employees to be fully vaccinated (and maintain fully vaccinated status), subject to applicable human-rights related exemptions.

Compensation

B2Gold offers a competitive compensation package, including salary commensurate with experience, knowledge and skills, plus a comprehensive benefit package for employees and their dependents.

We thank all applicants for their interest in B2Gold Corp; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

B2Gold prioritizes local employment, supports empowerment initiatives and continuously works towards a people profile that matches the demographics of the respective national settings in which we operate, while appreciating our inclusive culture that attracts talent from around the world. As an equal opportunity employer, B2Gold values diversity and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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