General Manager SHEQ (Mining)


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Job Type

Full Time


Bachelor's Degree

Total Positions


BEE Position


Job Description

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality is your passion and this shines through your career history.  You will be at the top of your game and be aware of the latest trends happening globally. This will be proven as you are in line with current thinking and international best practice, developing and implementing new SHEQ systems and processes and bringing innovation into the business.  

Reporting to the CEO you will have a solid track record of managing a team of over 60 staff members on a national basis. The team include Divisional Safety, health, environmental and quality management Managers and indirectly Operational Safety officers/managers and Quality Managers. This is an HQ  office-based position, however, there will be travel to countries/ regions/ sites where the Group operates as is necessary.
Qualifications and Experience 
• Tertiary qualification (Engineering, Health and Safety related). Postgraduate preferable.
• 15 years of experience in both the mining industry and health and safety and/or SHEQ management.
• Knowledge and understanding of the legislation, standards and bylaws applicable to SHEQ.
• Knowledge required to set up and execute a strong SHEQ strategy
• Knowledge of contracting in a technical service industry
• General knowledge of Mining business processes.

Essential Skills
• Expert health and safety knowledge and skills.
• Expert Quality Knowledge and skills.
• Good Environmental Knowledge and skills.
• Strong persuasion and negotiation skills
• Financial and budgeting control skills
• People management and motivational skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent quality control skills
• Computer skills (MS Office and other relevant systems)
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Excellent coordination and administration skills
• Very good report writing skills

Job Duties

Key Result Areas:
• Assist the CEO and the executive committee with capital and resource allocation decisions that support the development of a healthy and safe working environment
• Assist EXCO in monitoring the enterprise’s critical SHEQ risks
• Develop and implement an approved strategy for SHEQ management 
• Assist management with integrating SHEQ risk management into the strategic planning process
• Develop, drive and communicate SHEQ initiatives and relevant policies 
• Monitor SHEQ risk across the enterprise
• Ensure the organisation is ISO 45000 compliant and necessary legal registers are in place
• Drive the development of the health and safety management team through strong leadership
• Facilitate sharing of best SHEQ risk management practices across the enterprise
• Facilitate Group SHEQ risk assessments and monitor the capabilities 
• Drive the appropriate SHEQ Management culture in the business
• Develop measurement and monitoring methodologies to aggregate SHEQ exposure internally
• Drive the use of new technology to ensure efficient and effective H&S reporting and management
• Contribute to the production of annual sustainability reports

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