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Chief Geologist (Open Pit / Gold / Grade Control / Surpac) – West Africa

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Reference Number: 848VG

The position is responsible for running the long-term and the day to day aspects of the mine geology section within an operating gold mine. The position manages the team of geologists, junior geologists, ore spotters and samplers


  • Long-term planning to ensure the section meets the needs of the Mine Plan;
  • Optimize the extraction of mineralized zones and minimize dilution;
  • Design a grade control drilling program and ensure adequate drilling coverage;
  • Manage the production of grade control estimates;
  • Manage production activities in the pit to optimize extraction and realize resource potential;
  • Maintain the site geological model and a database of up-to-date geological observations;
  • Liaise with Load and Haul on a daily basis to ensure minimal ore loss and dilution;
  • Assist in design of open pit mine development;
  • Assure safe working practices and environment, and cooperate with other departments in safety programs;
  • Prepare clearly written monthly reports and other documentation, as required;
  • Perform mine-mill reconciliations;
  • Assist in mine planning activities for both short-term and long-term;
  • Ensure that geological considerations are incorporated in short-term and long-term planning;
  • Train and mentor geologists and junior geologists;
  • Report to Corporate to ensure compliance with company standards;
  • Liaise with Corporate Resource Department for new reserve and resource estimates;

Requirements: Qualification and Skill 

  • BSc Degree with post graduate qualification in Geology or similar
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in total
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience at producing gold mines, preferably using RC drilling grace control;
  • Proficient in geostatistics, 3D orebody modelling;
  • Proficient with Microsoft office products and at least one mining software package, preferably Surpac;
  • Experience with workplace safety programs; and
  • Possession of Code B drivers’ license.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • FIFO
  • US$