Emergency Response Superintendent


Our client in the mining industry is looking for an Emergency Response Superintendent who will be responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the site’s emergency response systems, plans and, procedures. The role is tenable in Ghanzi, Botswana.
Key Performance Areas
  • Organize and supervise the delivery of emergency services in compliance with the Mine Emergency Response documentation.
  • Oversee and provide day-to-day direction for the effective operation of the site Emergency Response team (ERT).
  • Ensure that adequate and sufficient ERT capabilities are available on site.
  • Organize, supervise, and coordinate training programs and qualification of personnel related to emergency response (theorical & practical).
  • Maintain the competence of response teams through specific training, drills, on the job coaching, evaluation, and assessment.
  • Design and administer emergency and disaster preparedness training courses.
  • Maintain the site’s Emergency Management and Response Plans & Manuals.
  • Manage inventory of emergency stock of vehicles, equipment and material, ensuring adequate stock available on site, maintaining appropriate level of stock during response and completing a post-operation inventory/reconciliation.
  • Develop the annual emergency simulation plan and lead its implementation. Issue simulation reports and implement corrective actions. Participate in the annual planning and deployment of critical scenarios for simulations.
  • Maintain logs, statistics, and financial documentation for use of service, as required.
  • Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during and after a response. Participate in site coordination meetings with management, as appropriate.
  • Conduct benchmarking assessments with other local mines and evaluate potential for joint emergency response and mutual aid. Monitor industry good practices and new emergency response technologies and equipment.
  • Ensure medical records of ERT personnel are documented and filed according to site, legal and medical requirements.
  • Communicate, report on progress, and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the HSES Manager.
  • Make recommendations to improve service after a verification/audit.
  • Assist with incident investigation and debriefing as required.
  • Develop good working relationships with local authorities.
  • Participate in site HSES-related and other activities, as required.
  • Drive and promote a ‘Don’t Walk Past’ Safety Culture across site.
Technical Competencies
  • Ability to interpret and apply Company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Always maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Coordination with Multiple Departments.
  • Demonstrated experience in audit, risk assessments and incident investigations.
  • System Analysis and Evaluation
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Behaviours & Personal Attributes
  • Potential for responding in difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, high temperature, dryness and humidity, vulnerable people). These stressful rapidly changing environments with limited information to make decisions have the potential to affect the physical and psychological state of the responders on site.
  • Capacity to stand for several hours.
  • Capacity to lift up to 20 kg of relief supplies during preparedness activities and during response.
  • Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context.
  • Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required.
Qualifications & Experience
  • B.Sc. in Advanced Life Support or equivalent from a reputable Institution.
  • A master’s degree in health, Safety and Emergency Response Management or other certification (e.g. NEBOSH, IOSH) will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Health Care Professions Council Certification.
  • BQA registered trainer & assessor.
  • Valid Botswana class C1, C, EC1, or EC driver’s license highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ similar experience in a pre-hospital medical care in an Emergency Medical Services environment some of which will have been gained in the mining industry.
  • Experience in emergency response training (surface or underground mining) in a professional capacity (i.e. not an ERT Member) is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Safety Management Systems is highly desirable.
  • Very experienced with High angle rescue, Vehicle extraction, Fire search and rescue, Trench rescue, Confined space rescue, wilderness search and rescue, Structure collapse rescue, HAZMAT, Aquatic rescue, and to assist medical staff in the event of a mass casualty incident.