Project geoscientist

Rio Tinto
Almaty, ALM, KZ
Nov 21, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
Full Time
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 Almaty, Kazakhstan with regular field rotation

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in an excellent resource company, be part of highly skilled team, combine cutting edge technologies with global technical expertise? Rio Tinto is looking for highly competent, self-motivated, and enthusiastic candidates to support our expanding scope of work in Kazakhstan.

About the role

We are looking for a Project geoscientist to join the RTX Team. This challenging role offers to discover or acquire resources that create significant value opportunities for Rio Tinto. The incumbent will advance projects with good potential across any stage of the project lifecycle to process as efficiently and rapidly as soon as possible.

The work schedule will be 3 weeks in, 9 days off.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Project Geoscientist:
  • Helps designs and execute exploration projects of small to medium size and/or leads discrete team within more complex project
  • Increased awareness regarding the effectiveness of the team and guidance of junior staff
  • Provides specialist technical services to projects and team across an exploration programme
  • Provides increased supervisory responsibility for the project team
  • Generation and/or evaluation of exploration targets with the potential to deliver to the Rio Tinto Group ore bodies capable of becoming large, low-cost, long life mines within the region
  • Ensure rapid and efficient advancement of exploration projects with appropriate potential for drill testing, further developing of promising projects and identifying and exiting failing projects quickly

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • A passionate desire to participate in discovery
  • Tertiary degree in geology or related field (with honors)
  • At least 5-7 years related field experience
  • High level of technical competence within a relevant discipline (eg. geology, geophysics, geochemistry) with demonstrated understanding of technical concepts and principles and their application in an exploration environment.
  • Broad knowledge of mineral deposits and exploration techniques across a variety of commodities
  • Cu-porphyry experience will an advantage
  • Understanding of drill techniques and related geological oversight
  • Geological mapping and core logging experience
  • Good analytical skills to collate, analyse and interpret technical data
  • Advanced computer skills, the standard office package and specialized software, in particular ArcGIS
  • Good understanding of project management skills
  • Developing leadership skills which enable the coaching technical/professional staff and manage contractors
  • Fluency in Russian, good proficiency in English and Kazakh

What we offer

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:
  • Competitive salary
  • Quarterly incentive program
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Exclusive employee discounts
  • Leave for all moments that matter in life

About us

Rio Tinto's Exploration group seeks to create value for the business by discovering or acquiring new mineral resources. Organized into four regional teams (Americas, Australasia, Africa-Europe and Eurasia), the Exploration group provides both a global reach and a local presence across a range of commodities including bauxite, copper, iron ore, nickel and uranium.

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, and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

This position is based in Kazakhstan (Almaty) and is a permanent local contract.

This role is subject to Rio Tinto's Pre-employment Screening Standard and will involve your consent to conduct occupational health assessments and pre-employment checks.