Centre of Excellence Manager REF: COE/11/2019 (Permanent)

The incumbent will report to: The Chief Research Operations Officer
 
Purpose:
 
To manage mining health and safety research programmes on behalf of the MHSC, from determination, to delivery and ultimately to the dissemination of the research outcomes in a manner that will allow for adequate technology transfer.
Minimum requirements:
 
-Mining Related Degree (Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) 
-Government Certificate of Competency (Mine Manager’s Certificate or Other Government Certificate of Competency).
-Post Graduate in Business Development Qualification will be an added advantage.
-2 years mining related experience
-5 years in the management of multiple projects
-4 years’ experience in research management
 
Key performance areas:
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
 
-Facilitate, coordinate and plan projects for mining health and safety research programme in consultation with stakeholder committees
-Manage multiple projects and multi-disciplinary teams.  This includes resource allocation, issue management, budget allocation and management, tracking and progress management, inter-project influence management, programme reporting and project /programme close-out.
-Determine the technology costs and benefit prior to investment. (Cost benefit analysis utilising techno –economic modelling tools.)
-Occupational risk data obtained from the different mining sectors continually analysed in order to identify current and future risks.
-Health and safety needs determined as identified by MHSC
-Identified research needs that are in accordance with anticipated trends and demands
-Identified risks that can be addressed by further research.
-Ongoing communication and interaction with stakeholders and research users in order to identify needs.
-Identification of target group (stakeholders, end-users and relevant authorities) that would benefit by the outcomes of the research.
-Impact Assessment reviews
-Awareness of global research directions, new developments, products and equipment that may improve health and safety conditions at mines.
-Develop the MHSC research protocols
-Provide a MHSC quality assurance process which include technical review by experts
-Ensure on time delivery of quality assurance process
-Monitor the quality of the research process and outcome
 
Please forward a detailed CV, clearly quoting the reference number of the position to:
Recruitment@mhsc.org.za.  Kindly use the reference number in the subject line. Enquiries should be directed to HR Department at 011-656-1797.
Closing date: 22 November 2019
 
NB: No late applications will be accepted.