Business / Project:
Strategy & Development
Full Time - Permanent
West Africa - Liberia
West Africa is the new Iron Ore frontier with the single largest undeveloped Iron Ore deposits in the world. We have been working in Liberia and Guinea since 2005 and recently signed a Mineral Development Agreement in respect of four exploration lease areas in Liberia. Our Liberian deposits are an attractive suite of investments which, when combined with our interests in Guinea, have the potential to form the backbone of a world class cluster of mines around an integrated rail and port infrastructure, much in the way our Western Australia Iron Ore operations started in the 1960s.
The continuing growth of our West Africa business has resulted in a number of exciting and challenging employment opportunities. We currently employ more than 300 people in Liberia and equal numbers across the SMFG Joint Venture in Guinea.
We are seeking motivated Geologists to manage the identification and definition of Iron Ore resources in Liberia. Reporting to the Senior Geologist, this role will have the following responsibilities:
An overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development;
Managing safety aspects of exploration programs, including participating in safety meetings, carrying out audits, and leading best-practice safety;
Evaluation of all iron ore opportunities in Liberia including drilling, sampling, geological mapping, and geological interpretation;
Geological logging, sampling and geological interpretation including maintaining cross sections and plans;
Implementation and reporting of drilling programs;
QA/QC of sampling;
Exploration data recording, entry and validation;
Supervision of field geological technicians and drilling/ earthmoving contractors;
Writing technical reports.
Assist with regional exploration programs and undertaking specific geological project work as required.
Skills and Experience
To be considered, you must have a tertiary qualification in geology and demonstrate a strong commitment to workplace safety. You will have experience within large exploration/ mining companies in bulk commodities, preferably iron ore. You will also have experience in supervision of drilling programs. Your collaborative approach, strong integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity and cultural sensitivity will further ensure your fit for this role.
This position will be based in Liberia, rotational from your home base on a 4/2 or 6/3 roster.
BHP Billiton has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.
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