For our client, a leading international mining organisation in West Africa, we are searching for a Geologist Manager with fluency in French and English.
The Geologist Manager will be in charge of a range of projects in mining whilst focusing on conservation and the environment.
Functional responsibilities :
Analyze, assess and evaluate potential acquisition targets and mineral deposits from a geological, mining, environmental and social perspective.
Managing the day to day operations of the geologists and geology departments.
Providing leadership and direction to the geology teams.
Formulating the policies and procedures for the geologist department.
Managing the mapping drill cores and rock cuttings, and investigating the results.
Overseeing and managing the geologists to ensure that minerals are extracted from mines, pits and quarries in such a way that maximum profit is obtained with as little damage to the environment as possible.
Ensure all team members are fully trained and implement training and development if and when needed.
To work closely with the drill and blast engineers to determine the best way to blast all of the rock out of the pit floor.
Ensure compliance with environmental policies and company policies and procedures.
Coordinate with potential clients or partners of the company, and represent the company in front of government authorities or organisations.
Required experience and qualifications :
Post graduate degree in geology.
At least 8–10 years’ experience in mineral exploration.
Previous African expatriate experience.
Experience in various exploration management activities i.e. geological mapping, pitting, trenching, drilling, bulk sampling, etc.
Exposure to GIS and modelling software i.e. ArcGIS, MapInfo, Surpac, etc.
Self-supervision and ability to work with and manage a small team to get the job done.
Willingness to live and work in remote/challenging locations.
Flexibility and a willingness to engage in, and lead company cultural values.
Good management, communication and leadership skills.