Overview

JOB TITLE: SENIOR EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST 

SCOPE OF ROLE

LEVEL OF WORK: II

ROLE TYPE: Managerial

REGION/DISCIPLINE: Tanzania

BUSINESS UNIT/ FUNCTION: Songwe and Singida, Tanzania

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports directly to The Manager/Alternate Exploration Manager

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES & AUTHORITIES OF THE ROLE

Senior Exploration Geologist has the following accountabilities and authorities:

TECHNICAL

 

Participates In ensuring that exploration database Is well managed and up to date
Assist In designing and validating conceptual geological models
Gives high priority to safety, occupational health, and environmental management
Strateglze to reduce exploration costs by minimizing and eliminating waste
Ensure exploration offices, core shed, and other exploration facilities are In good order l.e. ensure safe keeping of computers, software dongles/llcenses, backups, and housekeeping of the office & core shed to standard
Carry out technical training and development programs to technical and non-technlcal subordinates
Participate In the generation of drilling targets with the Intention of optimizing drilling programs to ensure addition of significant quality ounces to the existing portfolio of the Company
Supervise exploration geology data capture, validation, Interpretation, Integration and 3D- geological modeling in compliance with Industry best practice
Generate geological cross-sections, long, and flitches
Supervise and train newly employed exploration geologists
Perform quality control checks on all geological Inputs Into the exploration geology database and ensure the existence of an efficient audit trial
Continuously review existing geological models as new Information and thinking becomes available and suggests ways to Improve processes In line with the industry best practices
Preparation of technical reports detailing work completed during a reporting period and work planned for the next reporting period
Conduct technical presentations on the progress of exploration geology In the Company
Reports new findings to the Exploration Manager/Alternate Exploration Manager as part of quality assurance process
Assumes the responsibilities of the Alternate Exploration Manager/Exploratlon Manager as might be required.

MANAGEMENT

 

Ensures that optimum expenditure of resources, l.e. personnel and equipment such that planned exploration programs are completed on time and within the respective allocated budgets
Evaluates expected expenditure and provides Input on annual budget proposal based on evaluation
Ensures all correspondences and administration-related records In the Department are In place
Ensures that the work allocation and supervision and control processes and procedures support the Department’s effectiveness, and that Company policies and controls are compiled with
Submits periodic reports as required or ad hoc reports as required which provide information that facilitate the keeping of an audit trail and the making of decisions by Management
Participates in the development of Department’s strategic plans to ensure that targets are met
Allocates roles and responsibilities to subordinates and review their works to ensure that Company policies and controls are compiled with.

LEADERSHIP

 

Make decisions based on reason and moral principles
Conducts dally and weekly meetings with team
Delegates tasks to the team and review works of subordinates
Provides feedback to the team on work completed
Trains the team on-the-job on technical aspects of the Job
Discusses performance verbally on weekly basis, and officially once a year.

TEAMWORK AND RELATIONSHIPS

 

Prepare and propose relevant and targeted exploration geology growth programs
Involves all disciplines within Exploration, Mining, Survey, IT, Procurement, HR, Admin and individuals performing different tasks and roles to optimize productivity and good teamwork
Encourages team participation in problem solving techniques
Good working relationship with the local communities in working areas In Chunya and Slnglda
Ensures compliance to general safety policy and procedures
Minimize workplace Incidents (near-mlsses, Injuries, property damages)
Provides Input from own field of expertise.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

A degree in Geology from a reputable university. Membership of a reputable professional body would be an added advantage.
At least 10 years work experience In (gold) exploration. Experience in the exploration of structurally controlled Proterozoic gold mineralization would be an added advantage.
A sound understanding of geological mapping principles and experience In hands-on and management of exploration field works Including drilling.
An understanding of structural geology.
Working knowledge of Geological Software (MIcroMlne/Leapfrog/Surpac/Datamlne, etc.).
Leadership experience and a strong Interpersonal skill.
Experience In coaching and mentoring subordinates.
Well-developed oral and written communication skills, and
Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Knowledge and Skills

 

A sound understanding of geological mapping principles and experience In hands-on and management of exploration field works Including drilling.
An understanding of structural geology
Working knowledge of Geological Software (MIcroMlne/Leapfrog/Surpac/Datamlne, etc.).
Leadership experience and a strong Interpersonal skill.
Experience In coaching and mentoring subordinates.
Well-developed oral and written communication skills, and
Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Behavioral Competencies

Dellgence

Integrity

Timeliness

MODE OF APPLICATION

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Application submission deadline Is two weeks from the advertising date. Applicants are Invited to submit their Resumes, certificates and application cover letters addressed to the below (Indicating the position title in the subject)

Human Resources Director

Shanta Mining Company Limited

P.O. Box 79408

Dar- Es-Salaam

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