Motherearth made a great find several hours ago.  This seems to be highly likely to be GWMG as opposed to Frontier.  Several aspects of this are interesting and give us hints of what is coming from the PEA.

1.  The salary is substantial (at least 180k/year + incentives and negotiable).  Three year contract so they are absolutely serious in getting a good person.  They are looking to spend money now rather than later on the separation plant.

2.  The deadline is end of December so they are moving along and moving fast.

3. As an aside, having this person located in Cape Town seems a bit far.  Vrenendal is 300km from Cape Town and Google Maps puts that as a 3.5 hour drive.

This suggests that everything is gearing up to get the separation plant rolling along sooner rather than later.  At the same time, the three year contract suggests that they are looking to phase the separation plant in.  It would not take three years to get this up and running if they were doing the 5000 tpa plant starting this summer.

 

The skill set they are looking for is highly, highly specialized.  Is there anyone outside of China now with that type of experience running a separation plant?

 

Also, this person report to the "Vice-President- Project Development".  GWMG does not have such a title.  Baodong Zhao is now a vice president (VP Metallurgy) and part of the team overseeing the separation plant along with Richard Hogans (VP  Operations).  That part of the ad could have been boilerplate.

 

I am quite excited.  Great find motherearth!

 

ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGER : RARE EARTH MINERALS

Cost To Company Incl Benefits Neg

Johannesburg, South Africa (Gauteng)
Contract position at International Mining Company in the Mining industry.
Benefits: Incentives.


Posted by Search Intelligence Systems on 29/11/2012 Ref # CJ Ref# 1342164 Tags Engineering Project Manager : Rare Earth Minerals, Johannesburg, Mining

The applicant must have the following requirements:

A 4 year engineering degree.

Be prepared to be relocated to South Africa (Johannesburg for the feasibility study and Cape-Town for the subsequent project phases) for a 3-year contract to oversee the Definitive Feasibility Study, final design, construction and commissioning of the Separation Plant.

Be prepared to travel between South Africa and China and to other destinations as dictated by his work.

Report to the Vice President of the company – Project Development.

Have Rare Earth Separation plant experience:

- Operationally: minimum of 3years

- Design: minimum 2years

Have some experience as a project manager or project engineer that has been involved in rare earth separation plant, managing and co-ordinating other engineering disciplines and/or consultants

Design of the Separation Plant will be performed by the appointed Chinese Specialist Consultants, however the Separation Plant Project Manager will manage and co-ordinate all their activities and deliverables and be able to review their work on an on-going basis

Salary is highly negotiable (+ R1.5m + Incentives)  

 

Apply online before 29/12/2012.
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