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Contract Management and Resourcing

Buxton Innicon is able to provide Senior Operations, Contract and Project Management resources for a broad range of areas in the mining industry through its Principal Mining Engineer – Sean Buxton.

Contract tender process

  • Prepare full tender and analysis for Underground Development and Production contract 600 and 1000 Orebodies at Osborne Mine (Barrick)
  • Managed preparation and coordination of Open Pit pre-strip contract at Tomingley Gold Mine contract tender processes (Alkane Resources)
  • Managed preparation and coordination of Open Pit Equipment Dry Hire at Tomingley Gold Mine (Alkane Resources)
  • Managed preparation and coordination of Primary Ventilation Fan Supply and Installation contract at Granny Smith’s Wallaby Underground (Barrick)
  • Prepare full tender and analysis for Boxhole boring contract at Osborne Mines (Barrick)
    Prepare full tender and analysis for Uphole hand-held slot rising contract at Wallaby Underground (Barrick)
  • Prepare full tender and analysis for Raisebore hole program contract at Wallaby Underground (Barrick)

Contractor Management

  • Implement and manage Underground Development and Production Contract 600 and 1000 Orebodies at Osborne Mine including all end of month reconciliations (Barrick)
  • Setup and undertake safe work procedure and risk assessment gap analysis for new Development Contract 600 and 1000 Orebodies at Osborne Mine (Barrick)
  • Interim direct management of Open Pit pre-strip at Tomingley Gold Mine including serious incident investigations and implementation of outcomes (Alkane Resources)
  • Manage Primary Ventilation Fan Supply and Installation Contractor Granny Smith’s Wallaby Underground (Barrick)
  • Manage raisbore contractor at Granny Smith’s Wallaby Underground (Barrick)
  • Manage Boxhole boring contractor at Osborne Mines (Barrick)
  • Manage Uphole hand-held slot rising contractor at Granny Smith’s Wallaby Underground (Barrick)

Medium and Short Term relief Senior Management

  • Technical Services Manager responsible for complete restructure of 42 person team with goal of improving services, QA / QC, planning and design discipline and accountability at Ernest Henry Mine Open Pit (Xstrata Copper)
  • Mine Technical Services and Underground Manager responsible holding the First Class Certificate of Competency and for complete restructure of mine operations support team with goal of improving services, QA / QC, planning and design discipline and accountability at Wallaby Underground (Barrick)
  • Held First Class Certificate of Competency at Ravenswood Underground Mine (Carpentaria Gold now Resolute)
  • Coordinated annual budget process during absence of Mine Manager at Osborne Mine (Placer / Barrick)

Buxton Innicon is able to provide Mining Technical resources where the client has short to medium term role gaps or workload spikes in their own mining technical / operating team (pending team availability).

Resources supplied previously include:

Drill and Blast Engineer

  • Open Pit Drill and Blast Engineer at Ernest Henry Underground Block Cave at mine startup (Xstrata Copper)

Planning Engineer

  • Underground Design and Planning Engineer

Project Manager

  • Project Manager for portal cut at Ernest Henry Underground Block Cave at mine startup (Xstrata Copper)

Senior Mining Engineer

  • Senior Mining Engineer to draft Mine Operations Management Plan for overhand cut and fill at Kencana Mine (Gosowong) Indonesia (Newcrest)

Surveyors

  • Open Pit Mine Surveyor at Cowal Gold Mine (Barrick)
  • Underground Mine Surveyor at Pajingo Mine (NQM)

Underground Manager

  • Interim Underground Manager at Ernest Henry Underground Block Cave at mine startup (Xstrata Copper)

Ventilation Technician

Buxton Innicon has a network of resources that can be pulled together to tackle most mining jobs.