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Engineer, Civil at First Quantum Minerals(FQM)

  • Full Time
  • Kalumbila, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

First Quantum Minerals(FQM)

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Overall Job Purpose

Reporting to the Assistant Technical Manager, you will be responsible for assisting in the establishment of preventative and responsive civil fixed plant maintenance within the FQM Trident mine process plant: to ensure maximum operational performance is achieved in a safe and cost effective manner. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:


Specific Job Responsibilities:

The position of civil fixed plant engineer will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function:
  • Provide guidance on the installation/maintenance of new civil structures in the fixed plant operational equipment and systems, replacement of old, faulty or redundant civil structures inside the process plant as per the company and vendor’s safety and quality specifications.
  • Provide guidance on the civil fixed plant installations to have the correct protection and safety parameter settings for safe and effective operation.
  • Prepare and/or review plans, specifications and cost estimates for civil works on site when required.
  • Provide guidance on the planned and preventative maintenance schedules and procedures for fixed plant structures specific to corrosion protection.
  • Review and approve where required construction and service contract payment estimates and/or invoices.
  • Prepare progress and completion reports as required.
  • Supervise and monitor the site labour force and the work of any subcontractors.
  • Verify plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations.
  • Liaise with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce.
  • Educate, train and develop graduate civil engineers in the business.

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Understanding design and as built drawings of site infrastructure.
  • The ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • The ability to explain design ideas and plans clearly.
  • The ability to analyse large amounts of data and assess solutions.
  • The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • The ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Must have working knowledge of Windows computer systems.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • A valid Zambian driving licence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • Demonstrated applications of continuous improvement plans.

Key Job Attributes:

  • Good Leadership qualities – Bolder, Smarter, Driven, Together.
  • Must have problem-solving skills.
  • Must have excellent organization and managerial skills and a methodical approach to work.
  • Must have ability to think methodically and to manage projects.
  • Must have the ability to work to deadlines and within budget.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have excellent supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a confident decision-making ability.
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Identification of potential hazards and ensuring appropriate action is taken.
  • Maintain a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Raise, discuss and resolve safety issues at regular meetings.
  • Identify safety hazards and rectify/control.

Experience required to perform in this job:

  • 7 + years’ experience in process plant civil environment are essential.
  • 5 + years’ experience in civil construction works are essential.
  • Good knowledge in dam construction or maintenance will be an added bonus.
  • Good knowledge on the use of mechanical measuring instruments.
  • Ability to read civil drawings and guide learners on this process.
  • Must be able to groom up new civil personnel to high standard.


  • A grade 12 school certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
  • Registered member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ)
  • Ability to register as a member of the Engineering Registration Board of Zambia (ERB).