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Senior Geologist Modeler

Our client is an international diversified mining company seeking a Senior Geologist Modeler for a role that will be based at company mine operations in Central Africa. International travel of up to 10% is expected for this position.


The Senior Geologist Modeler under general supervision supports all facets of resource evaluation, including data management, geological interpretation, 3D modeling and grade estimation and resources validation

Essential Functions

• Integrates and interprets all geological and mineralogical data into internally consistent three-dimensional solids, surface, cross sections and level plans.
• Works with a team of geologists in the completion of geological block models that meet corporate modeling standards.
• Performs statistical and geostatistical evaluations of drill-hole data.
• Performs grade interpolation, utilizing various geostatistical techniques.
• Develops coding methodology, including re-logging (if needed), manages the entry of geological (rock type, alteration, structure, ore types), assay and mineralogical data into database.
• Prepares, updates and manages drill hole databases for resource models.
• Routinely validates database for accuracy.
• Works with and provides support to the Resource Audit Team in their audits of resource models.
• Delivers guidance on planning models and reconciliation
• Provides coaching and mentoring of Geologist I and II to develop their skills.
• Performs other duties as required
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience

• Master’s Degree in Geology or closely related scientific discipline from an accredited curriculum and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in applicable field of expertise, OR Bachelor’s Degree in Geology or closely related scientific discipline from an accredited curriculum and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in applicable field of expertise.
• Advanced proficiency in using mining software package (MineSight 3D, Datamine, etc), knowledge of implicit modelling software (Geologic, LeapFrog, etc) for interpretation of geological/mineralogical features and grade interpolation for resource block models.
• Sound background, based on experience in the practical application of resource estimation, geology modeling and geostatistics.
• Advance comprehension of principles & methods used in complex geological analyses.
• Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty to draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience.
• Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety of yourself and others.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Fluency in French.
• Working experience in the African Copperbelt or geological modeling of sediment-hosted or narrow vein-type deposits.
• Experience in ore control and short-term mine planning is a plus.

For more information or to submit your resume/CV for consideration, please contact:
Jan de Ville
+1 (303) 440-8686

To apply for this job email your details to jdeville@minestaffing.com