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Specialist Construction - South32, Wessels Mine

Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape, ZA, 8490

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.


  • The purpose of the role is to oversee capital construction activities for sustainable projects across Wessels Mine with a focus on safety, quality and adherence to schedule.



  • Serious contenders will have Grade 12 with Mathematics & Science and either a N6 Technical Certificate together with a valid trade test or a qualification in Construction management or a National diploma (Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering) and a minimum of 5 years relevant construction & mining experience of which at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.
  • ICAM investigations experience will be advantageous;                                     
  • Basic SAP knowledge for reservations, requisitions, cost reports and work orders will advantageous;
  • Underground material logistics – planning, receiving, dispatching, reconciling & stock management is essential;
  • Basic civil construction quality verification certificate or experience is essential;
  • Strong technical experience in mechanical, electrical and structural installations commissioning and handover is essential;
  • Managing contractors will be advantageous.



  • Manage the all project execution activities at Wessels Mine wrt Safety, Quality and Schedule
  • Oversee construction supervisors and contractor supervisors
  • Verify contractor WDW discussion inclusivity and quality at the start of each shift;
  • Ensuring contractor ATW compliance;
  • Ensure that PTOs are done on high risk jobs identified during WDW discussion and fatal risks identified in WRAC;
  • Raise the general safety awareness and coaching of contractor employees on site;
  • Enforcing a high housekeeping standard on site;
  • Reporting of incidents or potential incidents on site;
  • Continuous verification of contractor activities against the plan;
  • Updating of the Quality Control Plan (QCP) when required;
  • Continuous quality verification on construction and installation work underground as per mine standard;
  • Technical support and guidance to contractors;
  • Reporting issues or concerns to the Project Manager for clarification and guidance.


Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at our website http://careers.south32.net

(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)

Applications close 9 December 2021 at 17H00.                        

South32 has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.