Senior Resource Geologist

CCL Global Sub-Saharan Africa


The Senior/Resource Geologist role will be mainly to oversee mineral resource modelling and estimation in support of the long-term Mine Planning and Exploration Strategy. This will include Diamond Drilling, Grade Control, Reconciliation, QA/QC, budgeting (operations and exploration), compliance, mentoring and overall integration and management of critical geological processes and activities (safety, core logging, in pit and field mapping, data management, resource and grade control modelling, etc).


Workplace Safety Key Area:

Maintain a cooperative interest in the health and safety of yourself & your fellow workers.

▪ Wear PPEs where required.

▪ Be alert and observe, correct and report unsafe conditions.

▪ Provide safe workplace for employees and external service providers within area of accountability.


Follow operating procedures and comply with all regulatory requirements.

▪ Ensure that work areas and personnel are in compliance with all HSE policies and the Occupational Health and Safety Acts in the applicable jurisdiction.

▪ Intervene to ensure the safety of others in the workplace.

▪ Provide safety leadership by always setting a good example.


Key Area: Generative Exploration

Explore all identified and possible exploration prospects within the current tenements.


▪ Continue to interrogate all current data and recommend additional techniques in pursuit of new targets and strategic possibilities inside and outside current tenements in Ghana.

▪ Interact with management with a view to enhancing overall experience and

▪ Preserve and implement the Company strategy and Company culture. Advanced Exploration

Key Area:

Oversight of all advanced exploration on-site activities under the specified management.


▪ Geological interpretation and modelling,

▪ Mineral Resource estimation,

▪ Mineral Resource Reporting and additional exploration recommendations

Mine Geology Key Area:

Oversight of all in-pit production geological information for input into Mineral Resource and Grade Control models.


▪ Oversight into the grade control drilling, sampling and assay practices to ensure best practice QA/QC procedures are adhered to.

▪ Report on above activities with recommendations for continuous improvement. Key Area: Mineral Resource and Grade Control Modelling

Application of relevant software to produce accurate and reliable resource models for resource and reserve estimations for input into mine planning.


▪ Prepare Mineral Resource Estimates using 3d computer technologies in line with international reporting code guidelines (JORC, NI 43-101)

▪ Scheduling and delivery of integrated planning models

▪ Ensure sound models are utilised in all mine planning functions

▪ Technical support in the monthly reconciliation process

▪ Analysis and implementation of corrective actions in mine-to-mill reconciliations.

▪ Calculation and improvement of planning factors the influence production and life-of-mine budgets

▪ Optimisation of grade control estimation parameters

▪ Drill spacing studies and optimisation

▪ Evaluate and audit laboratories used for sample analysis.

▪ QA/QC analysis of samples and interpretation of variances and corrective actions.

Key Area: Reporting

Accurate, timeous and professional reporting in all areas of interest to ensure continuous updated exploration and production resource modelling to assist in overall mine planning and adherence to production and budgetary targets.


▪ Produce daily, weekly and monthly reports. Include: o Revised geological interpretations from ongoing mapping and sampling o Revised grade control information, o Updated resource, reserve and production reconciliations or Analysis and recommendations for non-compliance improvements and remedies.

▪ Produce short monthly and quarterly reports which will include: o QA/QC analysis and recommendations, o Updated Mineral Resource and Grade Control models o Analysis of variations and effect on production.

▪ Make recommendations based on updated modelling outputs and relevant interpretations for continuous improvement.

▪ Produce reporting of all activities and outputs in a professional standard for distribution to senior management.

Key Area: Monetary Responsibilities


▪ Responsible for developing exploration and mine-site geological budgets in collaboration with Managers.

▪ Manage and report expenditure against approved geology department related budgets.

▪ Explain and justify variances.


Formal Education, Certifications or Equivalents

Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geosciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution. Professional registration with a recognised international body eg: AusIMM, AIG, etc

Working Experience – Nature & Length

Minimum 10 years’ experience in Mineral Resource estimation

Other Skills & Abilities

▪ Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with both internal and external contacts.

▪ Ability to work with all levels of the organization.

▪ Good operational, strategic and conceptual thinking skills

▪ Computer literacy in PC applications such as Datamine, Surpac, Gemcom, Leapfrog.

▪ Working knowledge of data management software and data integrity.

▪ Collaborate with all mine-site personnel on daily activities and standards.

▪ Ensure continuous improvement of all geological personnel and encourage work to a high industry standard.

▪ Collaborate closely with Mine Geologist on the geological interpretations to ensure realistic ore body modelling.

▪ Detailed knowledge of international Mineral Resource and Reserve reporting codes

▪ Demonstrated capability in organising work, setting priorities and exercising sound independent judgement. REPORTING


▪ Reports directly to Mine Manager.

▪ Dotted Line Reports to (title): Mine Superintendent


▪ Roster: Six (6) Weeks On / Two (2) Weeks Off

▪ 1 rest day or 2 half days per week Location of Work: Matambarale, Ruangwa District.

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