Senior Project Geoscientist

Rio Tinto
Lusaka, ZM
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 19, 2020
Full Time
Senior Project Geoscientist - Rio Tinto Exploration

· Join our dynamic team and lead exciting explorations projects

· Well-resourced exploration group with proven track record of discovery

· Role based in Lusaka, Zambia

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Project Geoscientist to join the RTX team. This challenging role offers to work on major explorations exploration programs, design and execute exploration projects, lead a project team with responsibility for the effectiveness of the team and provide high level specialist services.

Reporting to the Principal Geoscientist you will:

· Manage project resources effectively, applying exploration techniques and technologies, compiling and interpreting geological data and information, collaborating with multi-functional teams, fulfilling technical milestones and monitoring project progress against these to enable continual project prioritization, and presenting results and recommendations to management.

· Provide specialist / discipline services at a high level of technical competence to meet project requirements.

· Support the discipline (eg. geophysics) by collaborating on and integrating technical processes to achieve project deliverables.

· Generate targets to deliver discovery by providing technical innovations, geoscientific data and available resources.

· Manage or provide specialist support to specific components of project work that may include early stage generative through to order of magnitude and handover to product group.

· Manage contractors and service providers through the tender process, content of the contract, and monitoring the contract deliverables in accordance with RT standards.

· Plan and conduct work in accordance with all HSEC and compliance policies by setting and monitoring objectives to ensure standards are met, and anticipating and managing risks.

· Ensure that exploration data and documents are properly managed throughout the discovery pipeline and that the most updated and complete version is stored in accessible databases and information systems.

· Work within the project team and region including peers in other programs/projects, and other program leaders, to ensure effective allocation of project resources (e.g. information, people, specialist knowledge, support, materials) to the project/program.

· Lead the team to continuously focus on improving the technical aspects of a project or program. Analyse performance information to identify and deliver improvement opportunities.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:

· BSc degree in Geology, Earth Science or relevant fields. Masters degree is preferred.

· Minimum of 10 years of experience with green-field and near-mine exploration projects

· Technical expertise includes geological mapping, geochemical sampling and QA/QC, geophysical surveying, GIS data compilation and interpretation, and diamond and percussion drilling campaign development

· Minimum of 5 years of experience researching sediment-hosted Cu deposits in Africa, including geological mapping, three-dimensional geological and geochemical model development, and regional-scale stratigraphic and lithofacies data compilation and interpretation.

· Project development and project management skills to effectively manage resources, competing priorities and deliver project milestones

· Highly developed analytical skills to collate and interpret technical data, to measure performance outcomes and contribute to technical innovation and improvement.

· Proficiency with GIS software packages including MapInfo, Discover, Leapfrog Geo 3D, AcQuire GIS Database Management System, and familiarity with ioGas and ArcGIS software packages.

· Leadership skills to develop, mentor and coach technical/professional staff and manage contractors.

· Sound communication skills with the ability to prepare and present project recommendations. Excellent technical reporting skills.

· The ability and desire to participate in field work and travel frequently

· Ability to work productively with a wide range of people in a cross cultural, multi-language environment.

Where you will be working

The role is based in Lusaka, Zambia

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It's a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it's this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

So if you are looking for a new challenge, great location and an exceptional team of technical experts, apply before December 3rd,2020.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.