Expatriate – Open Pit Mining Operations Superintendent

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  • Mali

B2Gold Corp


Job Announcement

Expatriate – Open Pit Mining Operations Superintendent (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 Mining Operations Superintendent is responsible for implementing mine plans and managing all pit operations in a safe and efficient manner. The incumbent will be involved in optimising the allocated resources, ensuring delivery and achievement of pit production key performance indices.

The Fekola Gold Project has a total annual open pit production profile of circa 80 million tonnes using a mixed fleet of mining equipment ranging from 400t face shovels and 260t excavators loading Cat789 and Cat777 trucks, as well as several smaller fleets of 120t excavators and articulated trucks all operating on a 24-hour/7 day a week basis.

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.


    • Manage contractors in the pit to ensure production and adherence to safety procedures, and relevant statutory legislation;
    • Investigate and close out any actions related to safety incidents in the active mine area;
    • Collaborate closely with the technical team on short and medium term planning requirements;
    • Execute the plan in the field by managing and allocating the appropriate resources in a safe and efficient manner;
    • Collaborate with the maintenance team on scheduling maintenance and breakdown repairs of the earthmoving fleet;
    • Collaborate with the mine dispatch team to effectively manage the fleets;
    • Work closely with the dewatering team to implement and manage the pit dewatering requirements;
    • Implement and manage ore stockpiles, waste dumps and rehabilitation in line with relevant designs, schedules and environmental controls;
    • Coordinate mining projects with the mining teams and other departments, where necessary;
    • Operate within departmental budget as set by department manager;
    • Provide input into the open pit operational budget;
    • Manage crew rosters in line with budget expectations;
    • Assure performance review for all staff members (junior & senior), establish work plans and progress assessments;
    • Assist each staff member in compiling a Personal Development Plan [PDP] and ensure on the job coaching or other appropriate training interventions;
    • Ensure compliance with relevant and applicable mining HSE statutory legislation; and
    • Other duties as set out by the Company.

Competencies and Requirements

    • A Diploma in Mining Engineering / or similar qualification is desirable
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in large hard rock open pit gold mining operations (of which 5 years must be in a senior supervisory position).
    • Hands on experience with large mining equipment, combined with a well developed understanding of all the mining activities required to effectively manage the day to day fleet assignments and KPI’s in a dynamic environment.
    • Strong drill and blast experience would be beneficial.
    • Experience with fleet management systems such as Wenco would be desirable.
    • Ability to pass on your experience and mentor the national workforce is essential.
    • Possess a positive attitude and work well in a team environment on a remote site.
    • Sound knowledge of mining industry practices, regulatory requirements and industry standards.
    • Sound computer skills and knowledge of applicable software.
    • 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.

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