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Senior Exploration Geologist

Date:  Jan 8, 2021

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. A fully equipped camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The Role

Reporting to the Geology Superintendent, The Senior Exploration Geologist role will generate exploration targets and make discoveries by systematically evaluating available datasets, executing agreed exploration programs to test them and confirm exploration models.  The incumbent will provide medium to long term direction (6 months - 3 years) for the testing of prioritised, early stage near-mine targets and their associated work programs on the mine controlled exploration leases of the Tanami Operations.

The role is based in Tanami and offers an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth, Brisbane, Darwin & Alice Springs ONLY.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring Exploration and Project Exploration Geologists as well as Core Shed Supervisors and Technicians are effectively mentored, trained and supervised to perform allocated duties.
  • Ensuring that time, focus and priorities of individual work is appropriate to ensure optimum team performance and in line with department objectives.
  • Assisting operations by ensuring the geology team has well developed basic geologic skills (mapping, logging, interpretation). 
  • Developing rank and rate system for all Near Mine exploration targets and assist with Regional targeting as required.
  • Preparing and present Near Mine budget, systematic long term assessment programs and business plans (3 year window).
  • Providing scope of work for new contracts (e.g., Surface Drilling).  Liaise with Contract Administrator in Perth to manage contract and agreements adhered to.

The Person

  • BSc (Hons) or MSc in Geological / Geosciences with extensive related field experience
  • Minimum 10 years industry experience within several different geologic environments; preferable to also have operational experience
  • Familiarity and experience of the Australian mining industry and associated exploration and mining regulations.
  • Strong analytical skills, with a focus on Continuous Improvement


To be considered for this role, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver’s license, passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical.


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.


More About Newmont

  • Website: http://www.newmont.com/home/default.aspx
  • Lifecycle of a Mine: https://www.newmont.com/lifecycle-of-a-mine/
  • Blog: https://www.newmont.com/blog-stories/
  • Annual sustainability report: https://www.newmont.com/sustainability/sustainability-reporting/


Note: Newmont  does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.