GEOSCIENTIST Job at Rio Tinto Zambia

Rio Tinto is a global mining and metals group, dedicated to the smartest discovery, extraction and processing of the earth’s natural resources.
Exploration and discovery have been the driving force behind our business for nearly 150 years. Exploration Africa-Europe is building a strong technical team in Zambia to undertake the safe prospecting and technical evaluation of potential copper developments within the region. Initial prospecting activities will include geological mapping, drilling and resource modelling; complemented with community and environmental characterisation work.
Reporting to the Project Geoscientist, as the Geoscientist, you will be responsible to apply technical knowledge and skills to projects undertaking a range of standard technical and project tasks while developing generalist exploration competencies.
The Geoscientist is expected to contribute to total team output through completion of assigned tasks. The role may work with or without direct supervision but always under close direction. Task are provided and assessed by senior team members and interactions are mainly with other team members, with increase in experience, there may be interaction with contractors and communities.
It is essential that you are based in Zambia and have rights to work locally as the role will be FIFO (fly in, fly out) out of Lusaka or DIDO (drive in, drive out) to camp on a 4 week on: 2 week off rotation in the field.
  • Assisting in all aspects of exploration programmes by acquiring of geotechnical data
  • Preparing and submitting maps, records of exploration targets and reports on exploration activity
  • Assisting in planning and conducting reconnaissance trips, exploration programmes and mineral deposit evaluation
  • Contributing to geologic presentations on potential projects
  • Assisting the project manager with contractor management through the supervision of drill and geophysical crews using standard work practices
  • Supervision of local field teams
  • Providing leadership in HSEC by anticipating current and future risks and managing these
  • Managing all HSEC related activities within one’s area to ensure standards are met
  • Providing leadership in assurance by anticipating current and future risks and managing these
  • Managing all compliance related activities within one’s area to ensure standards are met
  • Ensuring that exploration data and documents are properly managed throughout the discovery pipeline and that the most updated and complete version is stored in an accessible and secure infrastructure
  • Facilitating change by understanding the principles and impact of that change, and acting accordingly.
  • Tertiary degree in geology or related field (with honours)
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience  or graduate
  • Demonstrated interest in working within a field based resources exploration environment and preferably with a track record within exploration
  • Experience working in central Africa, especially DRC and Zambia, will be a significant advantage
  • Proficient in English with excellent written, visual and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to health, safety and environmental sustainability practices within the workplace
  • Problem solving skills applied to technical concepts and problems
  • Interpersonal skills to work productively within a team based environment and communicate effectively within a cross cultural environment
  • Able to manage highly confidential and commercially sensitive information
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Interest in working in remote rural locations.
  • Able to communicate effectively with people of all levels of seniority and with diverse backgrounds
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and deliver work to achieve desired outcomes and timeframes
  • Team player
If you are an experienced geoscientist and have the skills, energy, passion and commitment to help us take our vision forward, we want to hear from you. Visit and to apply the job reference number REQ6571
This is a permanent role. Advert closes 28 July 2016.
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