Chief Resource Geologist - AngloGold Ashanti



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AngloGold ASHANTI (IDUAPRIEM) LIMITED (A subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti Limited) operate the combined Teberebie and Iduapriem open-pits gold mines at Tarkwa in the Western Region of Ghana and has a workforce of over 1400, including contractors.

Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance-driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:

Position:                                  Chief Resource Geologist

Contract Type/Duration:         Permanent

Number of Position(s):            One (1)

Department:                            Geology

 

Role Purpose

  • To oversee mineral resource modelling and estimation in support of the Long-term Mine Planning and Exploration strategy.
  • Conduct geological modelling and mineral resource evaluation of Iduapriem ore bodies in accordance with best practices.
  • Ensure sound models are used for business planning and annual Mineral Resource reporting in line with international reporting codes. Scheduling and delivery of integrated planning models.
  • Technical support in the monthly reconciliation process, analysis, and implementation of corrective actions in the mine-to-mill reconciliation process. Calculation of planning factors that influence the life-of-mine budget.
  • Supervision of drill hole database and sampling QAQC
  • Mentorship of the team members in geological modelling and mineral resource evaluation
  • Optimization of grade control estimation parameters
  • Drill spacing studies
  • Assistance with mining property and projects valuations
  • Cross-functional support to exploration, geology, mining engineering, metallurgy and other functions where required.

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Role Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain processes to provide a safe workplace to all employees and external service providers working within the area of accountability
  • Prepare Mineral Resource estimate reports in line with international reporting code guidelines, i.e., JORC (2012), NI 43-101
  • Undertake Mineral Resource estimates using 3D computer methodologies for projects at various stages of development in accordance with international best practices.
  • Assist with the Mineral Resource (and possibly Mineral Resource/Reserve) audits associated with multi-disciplinary studies in Technical Audits or Competent Persons Reports levels
  • Evaluate laboratories used for sample analysis and relevant analysis of Quality Assurance-Quality Control (QA-QC) measures
  • Collecting, recording, and cataloguing of geological samples; core logging, QA-QC (Quality Assurance-Quality Control) analysis and interpretation of results, and compilation of formal technical geological reports.
  • Continuous working to mitigate environmental risks, prevent pollution, minimise waste, increase carbon efficiency and make efficient use of natural resources.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geosciences, or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in Mineral Resource estimation.
  • Competence in one or more software packages such as Datamine, Surpac, Gemcom, Leapfrog, or Vulcan.
  • Should have knowledge in other database soft wares e.g., Fusion and Acquire
  • Professional registration with a recognized international body e.g., AUSIMM, AIG, GhIG, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of international Mineral Resource and Reserve Reporting Codes
  • Demonstrated capability in organizing work, setting priorities, and exercising sound independent judgement
  • Ability to work effectively with people, including high performing professional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills
  • Preparedness to take a well-reasoned stand on matters of importance
  • Must have a strong desire to coach and develop others by sharing skills and knowledge
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills in English
  • Must possess very strong human relations skills and the ability to interact with people of diverse cultures and value
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and proficiency in driving a light vehicle

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Required Skill   

  • Compliance with statutory requirements to sign off as a CP for mineral resources.
  • Proficient user of Leapfrog and Datamine
  • Sound understanding of scripting and/or macro writing principles
  • Technical acumen and analytical thinking.

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