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Utilities Manager

Location : Afrique / Africa
Job Type : Permanent


Mining & Metals Sector


 


Job Code: 6409



Cowan International is in search of a dynamic Utilities Manager that will provide Energy & Product as well as Manage the Port for one of the largest, complex and most challenging Fixed Plant Operations in Africa.


 


THE PROJECT


 


Reporting to the site No.1 Fixed Plant Director, the Utilities Manager will ultimately be in charge of all Generation, Storage and Distribution of Energy & Product as well as Port Management with respect to servicing internal customers in the Process Plant.


 
THE OPPORTUNITY


 


Oversee all Operations and Technical aspects of the Utilities Department


Manage a substantial number of Personnel (>300) and Budget (>US 30M)


Import Raw Materials (coal, sulfur, limestone, etc.)


Produce your own Reagents, “product” (gases via air separation, slaked lime, water treatment, acid plant, etc.)


Store your Reagents (acids, reducing agents, organic solvents etc.)


Distribute/Transport your Reagents via Pipeline & Rail to your internal customers


Produce your own Power (coal-fired steam+electricity generation)


Be accountable for reaching your Product Delivery Targets


Perform rewarding work in a demanding non-steady state environment


Focus, as a strong Technical manager, on Improvement/Optimization Projects, to not only reduce cost, but also reach Nameplate Capacity on certain unit operations


Contribute to a growing Operational Excellence Culture by, among other things, working closely with asset management personnel
Manage, as a strong People Manager, one of the most culturally diverse expat teams (permanent & numerous contractors alike) that you will ever see


Be an effective contributor to and proponent of the company’s Succession Plan and Training Programs, ensuring there is dedicated training and empowerment of National Superintendents, Supervisors and Lead-Hands


 


YOU ARE
From the Metallurgical, Oil & Gas or Chemical Sector


Seeking a Residential Status Expatriate assignment


A Strong Leader, People Manager & Technical Manager with a large Capacity & Scope


Highly Adaptive Collaborator and Problem-solver with Your Teams


Specialized in Fixed Process Plant Operations Management - Production & Process Engineering


A seasoned Refinery Manager, PAL Manager or Process Manager, if not a specialized Utilities Manager


Driven to advance Continuous Improvement and achieve Nameplate Capacity


An Implementer and Executer of Processing Best Practices


Sound in understanding how to work with your Maintenance counterparts


Business-savvy, comfortable managing budgets


Effective Manager of a large number and considerable Diversity of Personnel


A good Listener and Coach, capable of empowering your Superintendents


A Driver of the development of National Superintendents and Supervisors



YOU BRING
A University Bachelors/Tertiary Qualification/BAC+3 Degree in a Metallurgical, Chemical, Process, Mechanical, Electrical or other related Engineering field


A minimum of 20 years working in Chemical Processing Operations


Track Record of working in Big, Complex Plants


Experience with High Pressure, High Temperature and Exotic Materials


Experiences in multiple BIG+COMPLEX Chemical, Petroleum, Alumina or Nickel Laterite REFINERIES. Classic gold or base metal mineral processing plant experiences will not be considered.


Best Practice know-how


A balanced Technical Manager and People Manager Approach


A Specialization in Utilities Operations & Technical Management or a track record as an accomplished Process Manager with relevant experiences


Power Utility experience – considered an asset


Bulk Materials Handling know-how (loading, offloading, Trains, Rail, Port) – considered an asset


Maintenance know-how – considered an asset


Experience being part of Continuous Improvement Initiatives and leading a state-of-the-art plant operating facility to steady state conditions


Experience working with numerous Contractors in a variety of contexts


Track record of Training and Developing National Employees


Previous Expat Experiences in Africa or other Developing Markets


 


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