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Cowan Recruitment

  1. 1. Prospecting a world of talent since 1954
  2. 2. in engineering and natural resources. of the world ’ s leading providers Cowan International is one of management, engineering and construction personnel for global projects
  3. 3. Founded in Montreal in 1954, Cowan International is a pioneer in international search and selection, and has been staffing overseas projects in the mining, metals and energy sectors since 1960’s post-colonial Africa. Today Cowan has its own employees in the four corners of the Earth, on every continent where projects require rapid access to qualified workers. History
  4. 4. Our mission is to be the world’s leading provider of value-added service in the field of specialized search and recruitment, and to build long-term, mutually rewarding relationships with our candidates and clients.
  5. 5. At Cowan, having a positive impact on local communities is important to us. Our clients need personnel with matching levels of commitment to the environment, health and safety, and sustainable development… who can carry out long-term projects anywhere in the world. We recruit people with the unique talents needed to meet our clients’ responsibility for improving the communities and environment where they operate. Making a difference
  6. 6. of continual change recruitment opportunities Globalization offers like never before in a job market that is in a state
  7. 7. By providing a full range of services to quickly respond to client needs, Cowan International has become a world leader in recruitment solutions for the natural resource sector, including projects in mining, metals, and energy.
  8. 8. Using time-tested search methods and leading-edge IT systems and databases, our experienced staff leaves no stone unturned. Our recruitment objective never changes: finding that real gem for the job the right fit one position at a time… every time. - Permanent recruitment - Contract recruitment - Specialized search Recruiting the best
  9. 9. Cowan International offers comprehensive training services worldwide. From one-on-one job training to macro training solutions, we provide accredited, qualified trainers with industry experience for effective knowledge transfers right at the worksite. - Technical, health and safety, environmental training - Performance and skills assessment - Training audits - Project management Training for success
  10. 10. We offer a complete selection of logistics and relocation services to ensure that international moves go without a hitch and that placement transitions are seamless for all concerned. - Travel coordination - Medical exams/vaccinations - Passports/visa acquisitions - Pre-employment orientation - Relocation Going the extra mile
  11. 11. For over 50 years, we’ve had the privilege of serving a wide range of companies and operations in the natural resources and energy sectors, from full-scale multinationals to up-and-coming small enterprises. Prestigious clients
  12. 12. At Cowan International, partnership with our clients means teamwork every step of the way, with experts dedicated to your specific goals. We represent your business to the world while searching for the new employees who will make all the difference to your success. Cowan professionals know the engineering, resources and energy sectors like the back of their hand and understand the human resources you need to make your projects succeed. Working closely with our office locations around the world, they focus their expertise on finding the best candidate for the job. We ’ re on your team
  13. 13. BUSINESS CASES <ul><li>Katanga Mining Limited </li></ul><ul><li>Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo </li></ul><ul><li>$US 3 billion Copper-Cobalt Mine & Processing Mega-Complex – 6 mines, 4 process plants </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-phase brownfield-greenfield construction in progress </li></ul><ul><li>42 Placements in 2007-2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Management (1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting & Finance (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resources & Administration (7) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HSE (7) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT (5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials Management (9) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mine Engineering (1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance Engineering (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Engineering (3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geology (1) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rio Tinto QIT Madagascar Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Dauphin, Madagascar </li></ul><ul><li>$US 800M Minerals sands mining project – Mining of Titanium & Iron containing mineral, IImenite </li></ul><ul><li>Currently in construction phase </li></ul><ul><li>Startup Early 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>13 Placements in 2007-2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance Engineering (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process Engineering (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HSE (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials Management (1) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. BUSINESS CASES cont’d <ul><li>CVRD- GORO Nickel </li></ul><ul><li>Noumea, New Caledonia </li></ul><ul><li>$US 4 billion Nickel Processing Complex </li></ul><ul><li>Port, tailings dam, earthworks infrastructure, open pit mine, camp </li></ul><ul><li>Process Plant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary technology developed in-house </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More of chemical plant than classic metallurgical plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative applications of autoclave leaching, pulsed column solvent extraction and pyrohydrolysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required technical skills associated with the French language abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Cowan has fulfilled over 30 mandates for Vale Inco, owner of the project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superintendents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ferrexpo-DTP Yeristovo Iron Ore </li></ul><ul><li>Komsomolsk, Ukraine </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 1 (in progress) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mine construction - Euros 350 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Euros 200 million for the Mining Fleet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Euros 150 million for 7km of conveyor systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steel Mill expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 – New Steel Plant construction </li></ul><ul><li>3 years of sand mining (‘overburden’) commenced </li></ul><ul><li>First pass of ore in Year 4 – 400,000 tons per day of earthmoving targeted </li></ul><ul><li>7 senior site management placements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Director, Finance Manager, HR Manager, Training Manager, Maintenance Director, Production Director, Mine Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>12 searches at Superintendent level in progress </li></ul>
  15. 15. Whether you’re a business in need of a single employee or a full team to manage a project long-term, or you’re a candidate with skills to offer, we want to hear from you. At Cowan International, we have the candidates or the position you’re looking for. For more information, please visit The natural choice in human resources
  16. 16. Cowan Canada (Head Office) 222 Main Road, Hudson, Quebec, Canada J0P 1H0 Tel: +1 (450) 458 0101 Fax: +1 (450) 458 0330 Email: Contact: Frank Principe, Recruitment Coordinator Email: Cowan USA Tel: +1 (202) 558 6080 Contact: Jane Banks, Lead Recruitment Consultant Email: Cowan South Africa Suites 3 & 4 Corporate Park, Reid Street 8-10 Westdene, Bloemfontein, 9301 South Africa Tel: +27 51 430 9430 Fax: +27 51 430 4309 Contact: Wayne Gibbons, General Manager Email: Cape Town Branch Tel: + 27 21 851 3479 Contact: Eli Frank Nsabiyumva, Branch Manager Email: Cowan Australasia Suite 4, Level 1, 825 Zillmere road, Aspley, QLD 4034 Australia Tel: + 61 7 3863 5300 Fax: + 61 7 3263 9372 Contact: Yann Lissillour, General Manager Email: