Senior Geologist

AngloAmerican - Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia, Lusaka

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Senior Geologist

Discovery and Geosciences (GDG) delivers value for Anglo American via safe discovery of new mineral endowment; delivery of step-change operational geosciences in our mines; and quantification and communication of our Mineral Resources and endowment.

In Zambia, GDG is exploring for high-value sediment-hosted copper deposits in “Frontier” districts that are extensions of known mineral belts. These are areas that have received very little historical exploration and are typically covered by recent cover


To add significant value to Anglo American in the Central African Copperbelt Belt by discovery of world class resources in multi commodity greenfields exploration programs (with a strong focus on sediment-hosted Cu deposits).

The Senior Geologist will lead the exploration of one or more frontier districts and contribute to a high-functioning discovery team through;

  • identification of high-quality prospects and targets for sediment-hosted copper
  • leadership of a small discovery project team
  • the selection, application and management of the appropriate exploration tools and methods
  • recognition and application of innovative tools and practises.

The incumbent is required to be an experienced discovery geologist and project manager with a strong understanding of the application of Mineral System methodologies to target superior value copper deposits

Refer to attached role profile for more information:

Senior Geologist – Zambia – 16 Nov 2018.pdf

Typical Tasks:

  • Lead the discovery activities of one or more district-scale projects (>2,500km2)
  • In collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, lead the development of a portfolio of prospects and targets to be evaluated and tested.
  • Ensure the application of appropriate and innovative discovery tools and techniques
  • Mentor and train a small team of project and graduate geoscientists
  • Lead the discovery activities, including but not limited to;
    • selection and management of drilling contractors,
    • oversight of the remote field camps,
    • the logging, sampling and interpretation of all drilling activities
    • design and compilation of geochemical studies
    • 3D interpretation of all geoscientific data
    • management of the project budget
    • preparing high level reports of work completed
  • Implement, endorse and monitor programs in support of Zero Harm through participation in and commitment to SHEC procedures and initiatives
  • Undertake initiatives and execute work programs to ensure leading practice is employed and social licenses are maintained

Formal Qualification:

  • Tertiary degree in Geosciences (Essential)
  • Post-graduate qualifications in geoscience, e.g. MSc in Economic Geology (Preferred)

Role specific knowledge:

  • Sound technical experience in geoscience and discovery.
  • High level knowledge and understanding of:
    • Sediment-hosted copper mineralisation
    • Geosciences (geology, geochemistry, geophysics, structural).
    • Exploration tools, techniques and methods (computer modelling, spatial analysis of geological data sets)
    • Mineral systems and mineral deposits.
    • Basin analysis
    • GIS & 3D/4D modelling software (ArcGIS, GeoSoft, Leapfrog)
    • Integration of data sets
  • Experience in community and government relations issues.
  • Knowledge of general management practices in an applied technical environment; eg finance (budget, accounting, governance), SHE (systems management and application, practical procedures, leadership), people management desirable.
  • Cross-commodity & cross-discipline experience desirable

Role specific experience:

  • A minimum of ten years exploration experience
  • A minimum of five years working in Africa
  • A minimum of three years in a field leadership role


  • Knowledge of safety policies, procedures and the important role of consistently demonstrating required behaviours and championing safety values
  • Provides a consistent outstanding role model in relation to safety practices with a deep understanding of the importance of safety

Other requirements to perform the work effectively:

  • Work in remote areas on a 4:2 roster during the field season (March to November)
  • Work with local communities
  • Coach and mentor geologists and field technicians the skills necessary to do their job
  • Knowledge of Zambian languages would be advantageous

Applications close: 04 Jan 2019 23:55 South Africa Standard Time


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