Senior Geologist - Tanzania

Ascension Global

I am looking for expressions of interest for Exploration Geologists to work with the Exploration Department across my clients operations in Tanzania.

  • Exploration Geologists 6:3 Roster
  • Established Global Team
  • Supportive Culture with Growth Opportunities
I am looking for expressions of interest for Exploration Geologists to work with the Exploration Department across my clients operations in Tanzania. The role holder will be accountable to execute the exploration programs, provide leadership, strategy and systems that delivers optimal evaluation and development. Ensure on time delivery of geological inputs into Mine Planning and Operations functions. Assist as required in programs to develop geological skills for future operations.
This is a permanent role, with the work roster being six (6) weeks on and three (3) weeks off. African nationals and Tanzania nationals wanting to return to Tanzania are encouraged to apply. Ascension Global is proud to be an anti-corruption agency that will never charge candidates to assist with a job search. 
  • Ensure Exploration Department members and associated contractors maintain high safety standards. Increased focus on reporting and investigation of high potential incidents.
  • Immediately identifying any unsafe behaviours, recognising them and changing them on the spot. Proactive in sending safety messages, safety alerts, interactions with teams and participating in safety meetings. 
  • To execute the exploration programs, including but not limited to mapping, soil sampling, drill rig supervision, core logging, manage field logistics, collect geological data, and evaluate results on a daily basis in a safe and cost effective manner.
  • Be proactive in approaching and building teamwork with Department Team Members
  • Provide a high level of mentoring to the team members and ensure are being developed to their best for future roles
  • High degree of  interface with other leaders, encouraging open and transparent communication to support the team as whole. 
  • Participate in program planning to ensure that programs are designed considering alternative options, costs, target rankings (and are in line with Life of Mine strategy)
  • Participate in  review of Brownfields targets and rankings, and development of staged evaluation programs
  • Develop detailed documentation to justify proposed exploration programs in order to support Capital applications and Budgets
  • Participate in reducing overall exploration costs through effective management, option analysis, minimizing delay times, control of consumables etc.
  • Ensure optimal drilling schedule is adhered to and deliver priority targets in timely manner
  • Ensure drilling programs are managed to deliver datasets for Mineral Resource updates in line with the Mine Planning cycle. The incumbent will also be required to evaluate sections maps and plans for the drilling programs. Ensuring high quality synthesis maps and presentation are established on all key projects with a focus of geological context in time.
  • Increased focus on technical development of geoscientists
  • Technical Reports completed on schedule
  • Help in technical development of geoscientists; identify high performers and align for advancement
  • Ensure continuous improvement processes with Project Geology to deliver improved quality of geological inputs and supervision of brownfield exploration activities
  • Ensure data capture is subjected to rigorous quality control
  • Ensure lithological and structure wireframes / models are continually updated with new data.
  • Develop and manage initiatives to deliver cost improvements in areas of responsibility;
  • Ensure working in corruption free environment
  • Zero Reputational damaging incidents;
  • Brownfields opportunities are reviewed / updated, ranked and staged programs defined, scheduled and cost accounted. Justification presented to Exploration Manager for consideration. Drilling programs progressing as planned in a safe manner with holes drilled and logged at planned cost. Progress and results are communicated to management in timely fashion.
Qualification Requirements:      
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Member of the SEG or equivalent
Experience Requirements:
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in geology (preferably geology exploration)
  • Experience in managing exploration data/drilling programs
  • Hands on experience in field work, exploration data and drilling programs.
Skills / Knowledge Requirements:
  • Knowledge in geology software (ArcGIS, datamine, micromine, leapfrog, Surpac, Vulcan software
  • Project management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Business improvement tools
  • Practical hands-on mapping, sampling and logging skills.
  • Team Leadership
The role will attract a competitive salary package, which will include excellent benefits with a supportive and established team. 
In order to be considered please send a copy of your cv to the following address or simply apply below.

Shortlisting will be completed promptly. 

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