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  • Job reference: RMS0182254

Senior Geologist - Resource

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/07/2017
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (10/08/17)

The Role:
Our client is currently seeking an experienced Senior Geologist Resource to join the Mineral Resources team at Agnew Gold Mine.

Reporting to the Superintendent: Resource Evaluation, you will be responsible for generating, maintaining and reviewing mineral inventory and Mineral Resource models. The successful candidate will also be required to manage geological data and quality assurance system.

8 days on 6 days off; 4 days on 3 days off roster and is FIFO from Perth.

Key responsibilities will include:
* Develop and implement strategies to identify and maximize new opportunities for the operation through improved evaluation methodologies.
* Provide expert resource modelling skills and develop appropriate resource models for mines and exploration projects.
* Prepare and complete all reporting requirements with the appropriate level of detail within agreed timeframes.
* Maintain and align staff with a continuous improvement program that ensures the Resource estimation practices, procedures, guidelines, site standard software and peer review processes are effective, current and in line with industry best practice standards.
* Comply with external audits and industry best practice by ensuring that all prepared models meet the requirements of SAMREC, JORC and SOX standards.
* Maintain a strong involvement with the QA/QC function in order to ensure the quality of the data supporting the Resource models.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the financial implications and impacts of Resource model quality on mining and exploration decisions, by producing high quality, accurate resource models in a timely manner.
* Audit and review mine and exploration models as part of a peer review process and provide appropriate inputs to improve quality of estimation.
* Strong focus on model reconciliation with an ability to interrogate the causes of changes to models and demonstrate the impact on the resulting model.

The Company:
Our client is a leading Gold Mining Major with mine sites across Australia, South Africa, Ghana and Peru. This prestigious company has aggressive expansion plans and is the company of choice amongst their competitors.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science in Geology or related discipline.
* Strong mathematical and statistical emphasis.
* Highly experienced in combined Mine, Exploration or Project Geology and Resource Geology in the relevant gold mining and exploration industry.
* Proven geological interpretation skills with the ability to apply this to resource estimation.
* Experience with Ordinary Kriging and estimation quality optimisation.
* Experience with linear estimation, recoverable estimation and simulation techniques with ability to decide on and apply the most appropriate methods.
* Understanding of QA/QC procedures, drilling and sampling practices and standard gold industry laboratory and analytical methods.
* Highly developed skills with Microsoft Office, Datamine and geostatistical software especially Supervisor and Isatis.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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