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Exploration Geologist

Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. 


Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.  Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. 


The Benefits 

Working an 8:6 roster, you can FIFO from Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane or Perth and reside in our fully equipped accommodation village. 


On offer is an industry competitive remuneration package including annual performance incentives, gold level health insurance for employees and their families, a field allowance and employee benefits and development opportunities a global organisation can support.  


The Role 

We are seeking a dynamic and self motivated Exploration Geologist with substantial operational experience.  You will assist in the short to medium term planning, design and implementation of both underground and surface exploration programs to facilitate near-mine resource additions to the Tanami resource pipeline.  Key functions of the role will be to drive continuous improvement in both the understanding of controls on ore distribution within and around the mine, and the technical skills of the broader Exploration Team. 


In This Role You Will: 

  • Work on remote programs as well as on or near mine programs. 
  • Create early-stage geological models of targets and design and implement exploration programs that add value by expanding both the resource base and geological knowledge.  These programs will be focussed on Near Mine resource development opportunities or developing resource projects areas including resource extensions of existing underground and open pit resources.   
  • Accountable for the daily management of drilling activities. 
  • Field-based activities such as mapping, core logging and geochemical sampling, collect accurate and reliable data for exploration targeting, resource development and geologic modeling. 
  • Help maintain operational efficiency through implementation of a schedule of exploration activities and effective liaison with the Project Exploration Geologists, Project Mine Geologists and Mine Planning Engineers. 
  • Meet individual and team KPI’s to support work programs and strategy (e.g., productivity, budget and ounce delivery). 
  • Conduct QAQC analysis of laboratory results and, where necessary, action to address problems. 
  • Continually seek to improve effectiveness of Geology Team processes and systems.  This includes the provision of technical support on geological matters, software use and provision of training to peers.  


About You: 

  • BSc (Hons) or MSc in Geological / Geosciences. 
  • Experience including gold mining with operational experience within different geological terrains preferably with both exploration and production geology experience. 
  • Familiar with the Australian mining industry and associated mining regulations. 
  • Strong analytical skills, with a focus on continuous improvement. 
  • Leadership and sound personnel management skills. 
  • Exposure in financial management and budgeting skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and supervision of drilling contractors. 
  • Experience will include GIS and Modelling Software proficiency (preferably Leapfrog, ArcGIS and Vulcan). 
  • Demonstrated administration and Microsoft Office skills. 
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with a focus on building successful relationships across functional groups. 


Applications close on Thursday, 23 March 2023. 


We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


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