Health & Safety Superintendent

Location:Birim North District, ER, GH (Ghana)


Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

About This Role:
  • To lead and develop a team of Health & Safety professionals that support the operation to meet business objectives without harm.
In This Role You Will:
  • Ensure compliance against the relevant health & hygiene standards and legislative requirements.
  • Provide visible and vocal safety leadership across the site.
  • Provide training and coaching for Safety Advisors.
  • Deploy capable safety resources to support risk assessments and event investigations.
  • Communicate, engage and support site leaders and liaise with key external parties e.g. Regulators.
  • Ensure site compliance with Newmont Fatality Risk Management (FRM) Standards and relevant legislative requirements.
  • Oversee site Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Representative Program.
  • Develop Health & Safety data reporting and analysis; effectively identifying and sharing trends and issues.
  • Be responsible for Health & Safety budget and cost management.
  • Directly be involved and support Newmont assurance standards.
  • Maintain direct contact with Newmont peers to ensure alignment and standardization.


The above duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Tertiary qualification in health, safety and engineering.
  • Experience in mining or similar heavy industry.
  • Strong communication, engagement and influencing skills.


Additional Knowledge:

  • Lead and develop a team of professionals.
  • Problem solving of complex issues pertaining to occupational safety.
  • Coach, support and influence site leaders.



  • Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience working within a Health and Safety field, in an extractive industry, for a large sized organisation, of which a minimum of 3 years should be in a Supervisory/Managerial capacity.
  • Prior event investigation experience is essential.


Technical Skills:
Knowledge and understanding of:

  • Risk management and assurance processes.
  • Health & Safety legislation.
  • Analytical capability and data based decision making.


Behavioural Attributes:

  • Assertive.
  • Directive.
  • Goal Orientated.
  • Influential.
  • Integrity.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.
  • Safety Conscious.
  • Initiative.
  • Results Driven.
  • Pro-active.
  • Resilience.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Accuracy.
  • Transparent.
  • Trust.
  • Work under Pressure.
Working Conditions
  • Incumbent works in an office setting with regular visits to operational areas, not all of which have high exposures to hazardous environments.
  • Although normal working time hours are between 7am – 4pm, incumbent occasionally works beyond this time.
  • Travel is required to attend Chamber of Mines Technical Committee meetings, as well as periodic meeting with the Chief Inspector of Mines in Accra in the absence of the Health and Safety Manager.

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to


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