Senior Exploration Geologist

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    Roster 6/3 weeks
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  • Date:

    29 May 2017
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Provide technical input to the exploration management plans, work procedures, reviews and agreements applicable to exploration activities.
Develop technical exploration strategies across the company with due regard for risks, timeframes and exploration potential. Promote exploration strategies and gain management support for their implementation.
Analyze projects and provide recommendations for investment decisions.
Ensure that the company has the appropriate geological skills to carry out effective exploration.
Ensure that geology sub-disciplines (e.g. geophysics, geochemistry) are effectively utilized.
Provide input for setting priorities for exploration activities and assist in management of exploration budgets to achieve the desired discovery outcomes.
Provide technical leadership for geology & exploration team.
Provide input into mine site exploration and share knowledge and expertise without direct responsibility for mine geology in operating BUs. Assist in ensuring effective communication and strong relationships with regional and operational teams to provide appropriate advice on geology and exploration activities.
Play a key role in the preparation of reports, key exploration and governance metrics to inform management as required.
Contribute to maintaining relationships with current and potential exploration partners, government bodies, consultants, contractors, and research institutions.


Candidate profile:
Must have a postgraduate qualification in geology, possess depth of geological knowledge;
Working experience in leading mining global companies is a plus;
Strong field geology background combined with a proven track record in planning and executing exploration programs and discovering deposits;
Knowledge of modern resource calculation methods;
Should have international experience and ability to work across diverse geographies and cultures;
Demonstrable experience in mentoring/coaching staff;
Gold focused background with multiple gold provinces experience;
Competence in interpretation of multiple data sets (geophysics, geochemical);
Language abilities: fluent English, French language a plus
Organized and structured approach and ability to multi-task and prioritize;
Team player, striving for excellence, open to continuous improvement


Work location Burkina Faso, Bissa mine
FIFO rotation scheme, 6\3

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