Contracts Officer

Website Lubambe Copper Mine Limited

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited (LCML) operates an underground copper mine located in Chililabombwe District in the Copperbelt Province of the Republic of Zambia. The company also has a mineral processing plant with a capacity to process up to 2.5 Mt per annum of copper ore and produces a high – grade copper concentrate.

LCML places the highest priority on safety with a world-class safety system in place and understands its obligations to carry out mining in a sustainable manner. Its Corporate Social Responsibility programme focuses on education, agriculture, health and infrastructure.

At Lubambe we are committed to managing our business in line with our values. As such, we acknowledge that our People are the most important asset to Lubambe and are the key to our success. Where consistent to our business needs, Lubambe is committed to provide employment opportunities, training and development for our People. We want our People to be successful.

EMR Capital, a specialist resource private equity firm, owns 80% of LCML, whilst ZCCM-IH owns 20% on behalf of the Zambian Government.

LCML seeks to employ an experienced and qualified individual in the following position:

CONTRACTS OFFICER (x1)

This position reports to the Contracts Superintendent.

Core Purpose of the Position

The role will be to manage all administration aspects of the procurement process through to contract award and implementation and contract completion including close-out for works and services contracts. The contracts Officer Technical will among other thing perform day to day processing of service orders and contract requests.

Key Performance Areas/Indicators (KPA/Is):

  •  Undertakes contract formation activities including assembling RFP documentation and administering the tender process.
  • To complete all necessary procurement, evaluation and contract award documentation for successful service provider.
  • Process all labour/ equipment and construction requests.
  • Co-ordinate shut down labour and plant hire with planners.
  • Work with planners on a daily basis in obtaining competitive pricing from suppliers and contractors.
  • Check and confirm all plant and labour time sheets/ machine hours.
  • Respond to supplier and end user enquiries regarding plant and labour hire.
  • Prepares change order and amendments, negotiates with contractors and customers to obtain settlement.
  • Maintain physical and electronic contract archives.
  • To ensure all aspects of the procurement and contract management processes are followed including legal obligations, contractual and associated compliance, regulatory, financial, Health Safety and Environment, quality and standards.
  • To be accountable and responsible for tracking the tendering and contract activities’ status and ensuring that they are aligned to project deadlines.
  • Engage and work closely with the Enduser technical team and other supporting functions to ensure detailed scope of works are done for any related work activity requests.
  • Processing and Managing service requests in Delta ERP system or any other system provided by the Company.
  • Provide periodic reports outlining contract, procurement and monitoring activity, including financial and contractual performance aspects.
  • Perform any other task as directed by the Contracts Superintendent or Contracts Manager.

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

  • Full Grade 12 School Certificate.
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Engineering, Commerce or Law.
  • Valid EIZ/SIZ membership and practicing license.

Experience:

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a mining environment or Construction industry.
  • Must be experienced with FEDIC suite of Contracts (Red, White and Yellow books).
  • Demonstrated experience in Contract development as well as administration of major construction projects.

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae in MS word format to recruitment@lubambe.com. Please indicate the job title of the role you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 16th June 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@lubambe.com