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Project Manager - Liebherr-Zambia Ltd.

2021-07-04 11:20:43
Project Manager - Liebherr-Zambia Ltd.
Department: Operations

Reports To: Managing Director - Operations

Location: Sentinel Mine Site, Kalumbila, North-western Province, Zambia

Job Summary

The Project Manager is the main point of contact for Liebherr Zambia Ltd at Sentinel Mine and plans, budget, supervises, documents and report all aspect of the truck project to the relevant stakeholders. The role also includes technical assistance and liaison on all other Liebherr manufactured product at Sentinel Mine, as assigned by Managing Director - Operations.

Organization Relationship

Working relationship is expected to be with the Customers’ on site management team, including Mine Maintenance, Warehouse and Parts, Procurement, Mine Operation and Training Teams.Internally, the role requires establishing professional relationships with Liebherr Zambia Ltd Management Team, Human Resource, Finance and Parts Team.Professional relationships with a team of Factory Customer Support Managers, Parts, Logistics, Engineering and... Training departments.


Major Accountabilities:

The items described in this section outlines the key areas of responsibility for the Project Manager and should not be taken as a description of the entire function. Accordingly, there is an expectation that the Project Manager will exercise reasonable initiative in undertaking other activities within the broader scope of the function.
• Project Setup, Management and ClosureResponsible for setting up a service organization at Sentinel Mine site with the required team of personnel, facility and equipment, to realise the scope of service included in the Project Charter or Client Services Agreement, respecting the Liebherr Mining Standard.Responsible for the ongoing management of the truck project, ensuring smooth operation and achieving:Monthly Fleet Contractual Availability of 90%Monthly Fleet Mean Time Before Failure of 75 HoursProvide management update of the project progress through the provision of planned project reports, as well as adhoc reports when required.Responsible for acquiring, furnishing and the ongoing maintenance and administration of facilities in the operating locality in support of the project personnel including housing, vehicles and support equipment’s. Must implement processes and procedures required for the effective management of these facilities and assets.Provide oversight responsibility and coordination to ensure effective eventual project closure.
• Health Safety and Environment Responsibility to ensure the implementation of the Liebherr Health and Safety Management Plan within the area of your responsibility. This includes:Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety and Environmental Policy StatementsPromotion of Safety, Health and Environmental work practicesTake cognizance of, react to and comply with policies and procedures developed in terms of the Safety and Environmental system.Ensure compliance to legal and other requirements with regard to health, Safety and Environmental Management.Ensure that planned or proposed activities are subject to the requirements of OSHAS 18001 and ISO 14001. The above responsibilities signify a commitment to continual improvement with regard to Health, Safety and Environmental Management Be responsible for the proper discipline of all persons under your control.Provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees within your area of responsibility.Ensure that all work performed by project employees, and sub-contractors are in compliance with the provisions of the Service Agreement, and performed under supervision of a person who has been adequately trained and understand any associated risks.Establish a clear communication channel with the Mine designated representative.Stimulate a high level of Safety and Environmental awareness at all times;Leading by example; participate in accident/incident investigations;Ensure equipment’s and plants are safe and maintained at all time;Review Safety and Environmental reports and inspections, and initiate rectification actions where necessary;Participate in Safety and Environmental meetings and programs.Monitoring compliance with safe work methods (controls).
• Managing Equipment Condition, Performance and Elimination of Failures. In collaboration with your project product support team, ensure the effective monitoring and recommend corrective actions, as well as improvement towards improving performance of the truck fleet by using the following management tools:Oil Sample AnalysisTruck Downloaded DataImplementation of Work Management Systems and Continuous ImprovementRoot Cause Analysis, using the 5 WHY methodologyInfield Data Analysis Tool And regularly presents factual improvement and finding to the customer intended to optimise the fleet performance and availability, if implemented. Establish Daily Periodic maintenance regime intended to conduct inspections and eliminate minor failures that could lead to major down events.Establish Planned Maintenance regime by respecting the OEM maintenance guidelines intended to preventatively repair the fleet of trucks and ensure optimum equipment availability, while ensuring such maintenance activities are completed within the stipulated timeframes.Establish a corrective maintenance regime intended to provide timely repairs during breakdown events with the view of repairing the equipment and return it to productive operation safely and within acceptable timeframe. And continuously seek to improve the procedures to optimise and eliminate deficiencies.Recommend site specific maintenance strategies for the duration of equipment life with risk/cost relationships detailed through a maintenance strategy review process.Establish an effective communication challenge to report all significant or recurring maintenance events that have the potential to result in significant production delays or avoidable high cost to the Customer.Provide expert guidance and advance on the Customer’s conduct of maintenance and repair activities in respect of the equipment.Using the OEM provided data and historical data, develop material list for major component replacements and recommend replacement strategies.
• Parts Warranty and Service AdministrationIn accordance with Liebherr Standards, establish on site, a service administration role intended to follow the laydown ERP processes, i.e.Work Orders ManagementTimely opening of work ordersProcessing, updating of information and closure after completion of works.Sales Orders ManagementTimely opening of sales ordersMaintenance of sales orders and deliveriesProcessing of sales orders through to invoicingParts Warranty Management, including parts returnsTimely opening of warranty claimsProcessing and updating with relevant accurate information.Establish a reporting media on warranty statuses and customer feedback.Ensure every effort is made to manage the warranty process from the part replacement phase through to the claim submission, with the view of optimising Liebherr Zambia Ltd chances of securing a positive decision.
• Planning and Budgeting The project manager will develop annual budget or wishlist in accordance with the Liebherr Mining Standards, the LIN Directives and following LZM developed procedures. Planning and Budgeting shall cover:Fixed Assets expected and required for project operationExpected Parts consumption for the fleet, for the forthcoming yearBudgeting for any spontaneous activity or realizationEnsure major components life forecast are planned
• Procurement and Parts Managementresponsible for the setup of adequate stock / spare of parts, as per the Liebherr Mining standard, and in line with the agreed part listSchedule in advance as required for parts especially major parts with long delivery times. Ensure effective management of the onsite consignment warehouse and parts issue process by implementing systems that support both the Liebherr ERP system as well as the customer’s operation processes. The project manager must ensure a clearly defined parts issuing process is established and followed to eliminate losses to Liebherr Zambia Ltd, and effective replenishment processes. In coordination with the Product Support Advisors:Constantly review the critical spare parts held on site to ensure optimisationMonitor task duration’s and parts lead times to optimize locally held inventoryDevelop and supply of recommended part list (BoM’s) for specific tasksParts forecasting and availability – Review equipment maintenance schedules (short and long term) and liaise with supply chain to ensure parts availability for scheduled replacement/repairs.Liaise with the customer equipment’s’ planning team to ensure the timely procuring/sourcing of replacement components for scheduled maintenance.
• Contract, and Stakeholder Management The project manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of the Services Agreement between Kalumbila Minerals Ltd and Liebherr Zambia Ltd, and shall ensure:Continuous assessment of customers’ requirements and satisfactionEstablish and participate effectively in regular meetingsEstablish effective communication channel between the Liebherr Factories (LME & LEC) and the customer.Establish project reporting medium that meets the requirement of the contract including;Weekly Project ReportsMonthly Project ReportsEquipment Maintenance and Defect ReportsDisseminate relevant “Customer Service Information” to the project customer in a manner consistent with Liebherr Zambia Ltd implied procedure, ensure implementation as required.When organized by customer, participate in and attend Continuous Improvement meetings.

Other Responsibilities
• During the various phases of the project, the project manager could be assigned other responsibilities relative to the project customer in support of Liebherr brother customer support objectives.
• These responsibilities may include, but not limited:
• In line with the MIN Training Strategy; establish an onsite training plan to develop project personnel as well as developing of the customer maintenance personnel.
• Performing a lead or coordination role (as assigned by GM Operations) to any new Liebherr Trial Project that may be implemented on site, including Excavator sales, Assembly and Commissioning, and onsite technical support.
• Perform a lead or coordination role (as assigned by GM Operations) to the Liebherr Engine Trial Project.
• Perform coordination role to the Liebherr GET trial project, and set up an ongoing monitoring, and reporting system.
• Perform any other duties in relation to the customer as assigned by GM, Operations.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
• Project Personnel Lost Time Injury: ? 1 LTI per annum.
• Project Personnel Medically Treated Injury: ? 1 MTI per annum
• Project Personnel Fatality: 0 FAT per annum
• SHE Policy Implemented in view of meeting OSHAS 18001 & ISO 14001 standards.
• Achieve and maintain fleet monthly Average Availability (AV) of 90% or higher
• Maintain fleet monthly Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 75 Hours

• Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Qualification from University or Tertiary Institution
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in Mining Equipment Maintenance at supervision level
• Advanced Technical knowledge of Liebherr Ultra Haul Class Mining Dump Trucks > 220T payload and/or Hydraulic Excavator up to 800T.
• Advanced Diploma of Project Management or higher
• Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Personal Aptitudes
• Responsibility
• Management Skills
• Autonomy
• Dynamism
• Logic And Methodology
• Serious and Implicated
• Effective Communication Skills

• The position will be based on Sentinel Kalumbila mine site (Kalumbila)
• Residential role on 5 days on, and 2 days off roster
• Occasional international travel for business and training

Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Upite Chansa at: [email protected]

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