Expatriate – Mine Technical Services Manager

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B2Gold Corp


Job Announcement

Expatriate – Mine Technical Services Manager (Mali)

The Company

B2Gold is a low-cost international senior gold producer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has operating gold mines in Mali, Namibia and the Philippines, a mine under construction in northern Canada and numerous development and exploration projects in various countries including Mali, Colombia and Finland. B2Gold forecasts total consolidated gold production of between 860,000 and 940,000 ounces in 2024.


The Fekola Gold Project produces in excess of 500,000 ounces of gold per annum from total annual open pit production of circa 95 million tonnes.

The existing operation is predominantly focused on a single large open pit, however mining operations have recently expanded to include multiple smaller satellite deposits.  Continued exploration success means the number, size and schedule of open pit satellite deposits is very dynamic and evolving.

The Technical Services Manager is responsible for provision of effective technical support to achieve mining operational performance in line with B2Gold targets.

Technical Services encompasses: Mine Engineering; Mine Geology; Geotechnical; Mine Survey; Dewatering; Fleet Management Systems.

Location and Reporting Structure

Reporting to the Mining Manager, this position will be a fly in – fly out rotation, based at the Fekola Gold Project in Mali.


    • Ensure all mine technical service activities are conducted in a safe and effective manner by appropriately trained personnel;
    • Develop and review strategic mine plans for quarterly forecasts, annual mine budgets and Life of Mine (LOM) plans consistent with maximising economic value of Fekola resources.  Identify and assess threats, opportunities within strategic plans;
    • Provide framework (output requirements, quality / timeliness standards, prioritisation, operating procedures, resourcing, budgets, etc.) for technical sections for both immediate support of mining operations and future mining activities;
    • Monitor the effectiveness of technical support provided to Mining operational performance to ensure compliance with regulations, production targets and economic performance;
    • Identify and address deficiencies in technical knowledge (rock mass structural & geochemical properties, mineralisation, surface / groundwater volumes, production & cost modelling, production monitoring, data management, etc.) associated with mining of Fekola resources;
    • Train and develop multi-national technical services personnel;
    • Complete periodic management and technical reports;
    • Provide rostered leave coverage for Mining Manager; and
    • Other duties as set out by the Company.

Competencies and Requirements

    • Large open cut hard rock mine experience essential, preferably in a multi pit operating environment.
    • 15+ years of experience in mining technical discipline(s), including 5+ years in a senior management (e.g. head of section) role and 3+ years expatriate experience.
    • Familiarity with technical and practical aspects of load & haul operations, drill & blast operations, production supervision, production scheduling, pit design, waste dump design, waste dump construction, grade control practices, geotechnical monitoring, mine survey, surface & groundwater management, and fleet management systems.
    • An understanding of environmental issues associated with mining (Acid Rock Drainage, erosion control, sediment control, discharge water quality, etc.) and control measures.
    • Proficient user of mining CAD related software (familiarity with Deswik, MineSight viewed positively).
    • Proficient user of Microsoft Office software products (Excel, Power BI, Word, Power Point, etc.).
    • Previous exposure to subcontract management and the direction of external consultants involved in technical studies or project support.
    • Ability to identify and prioritise highest value work from a number of competing tasks.
    • Clear and decisive decision-making ability, especially in situations of competing priorities and / or where successful outcomes are not immediately apparent.
    • Proven ability to effectively communicate across language and cultural differences.
    • Proven ability to mentor and develop less experienced personnel.
    • Possess a patient and positive attitude and work well in a team environment on a remote site.
    • Code B driver’s license.


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


B2Gold requires employees to be fully vaccinated (and maintain fully vaccinated status), subject to applicable human-rights related exemptions and availability in candidate’s home country.

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.

We thank all applicants for their interest in B2Gold Corp.; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested candidates are kindly requested not to contact the hiring manager directly. Please follow the application process and apply directly on B2Gold’s Careers site, which helps streamline the application process and ensures designated channels for communication. We appreciate your cooperation.

Pour postuler à cette offre d’emploi veuillez visiter b2gold-external.scouterecruit.net.