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HOD Improvement and Project Engineering - M/F

Position Reference:  43861

Diogo, SN

Contract type:  Permanent



Grande Côte Operations (GCO), a subsidiary of the Eramet group in Senegal, is active in the development, production and shipping of mineral sands, and more specifically Ilmenite, Zircon, Rutile and Leucoxene. Our ambition is to ensure the sustainability of mineral sands mining in Senegal by relying on committed, competent and motivated employees who are the richness of our organization.


Purpose of the position:

Our Technical Direction is looking for a Head of Department (HOD) Improvement and Project Engineering (M/F) on a permanent basis contract based in Diogo, Senegal with a rotational schedule status (5 weeks ON x 3 weeks OFF) for expats and residence basis status for locals.

The HOD Improvement and Project Engineering leads a team in driving sound engineering principles and projects management activities within the mining operations.

Collaborating closely with stakeholders, he/she involves identifying areas for improvement, developing project strategies, and overseeing their successful execution to enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability.




The Head of Department of Improvement and Project Engineering is responsible for analyzing existing processes, defining project scopes, and creating comprehensive plans for project implementation in the mining industry. He/She utilizes deep technical knowledge of mining processes and equipment to design and implement innovative solutions while ensuring asset integrity and regulatory compliance.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Spearheading analysis of existing processes.
  • Defining project scopes.
  • Formulating comprehensive plans for project implementation.
  • Utilizing technical knowledge in mining processes and equipment.
  • Designing and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Prioritizing asset integrity and regulatory compliance.
  • Managing resources effectively.
  • Mitigating risks.
  • Tracking progress throughout project lifecycles.
  • Collaborating with external engineering consultants, contractors, and procurement teams.
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge sharing.
  • Managing multiple projects across various locations simultaneously.
  • Coordinating logistics for materials, equipment, and personnel.
  • Overcoming logistical challenges in remote areas.
  • Addressing engineering challenges with limited technical support.
  • Managing local contractors and providing guidance, training, and supervision to ensure adherence to technical standards, work safety, and quality.


About you :


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 12 years of professional experience in the mining industry with exposure to an international environment
  • Experience in working with External Engineering firm in EPCM, EPC and Lumpsum contractual scheme.
  • Experience in planning and implementing engineering projects for mid-tier organisations.
  • Experience of working effectively in a management team environment
  • Experience working in multicultural environment.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation and build effective relationships and networks.
  • Possesses strong training and mentoring skills with the ability to develop an effective team.
  • Demonstrates strong conceptual skills and capacity to develop lateral and practical solutions.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in English essential; French preferred.


With operations on five continents and employees from more than 70 different countries, Eramet is an inherently diverse group. We are convinced that this diversity of talents and skills is an asset and we are actively engaged in recruiting the talented people who will be crucial to our success in the future, regardless of their gender, disability, age, social or cultural origin. We are committed to offering all employees the support and development opportunities they need throughout their careers.