- Provide technical supervision of exploration activities in the field as well as the office. Carry out and oversee technical functions (mapping, drill hole logging, etc). Integrate and interpret geologic mapping, geophysical, geochemical, and RC and core drilling data.
- Ensures implementation of relevant exploration technical standards, apprises, ranks, and recommends target areas for exploration licenses.
- Ensure compliance to international standards according to the JORC Code.
Main Tasks & Accountabilities
-Obtains and analyses exploration information from the DMMR to identify areas with economic potential, i.e. desktop studies.
-Carries out field appraisal to rank and recommend target areas via periodic reports.
-Drafts exploration license applications and submits to supervisor for approval. Includes developing a work program and budget in consultation with supervisor.
-Makes periodic visits to field sites to ensure proper implementation of technical standards and field procedures.
-Provides key input data for the annual departmental program and budget submissions.
-Develops and presents exploration observations and conclusions to Management and at technical seminars whenever required.
-Keeps abreast of technical advances by perusing technical literature, attending seminars and conferences, and maintaining contacts with other geologists outside the Company.
-Deputizes for the Manager, Exploration during periods of absence.
-Carries out other similar or related duties as directed.
-Act in a safe manner in the workplace always taking immediate action to prevent unsafe behaviours. Inform the local supervisor of the at-risk behaviours.
-Ensure conformity to all current regulations, standards and statutory inspections required during the exploration program.
-Overall in control of drilling, sampling procedures, and QA/QC reporting.
-Ensure exploration data is well documented for accuracy and quality in a timely and efficient manner.
-Possesses a positive attitude at all times and good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
70% outside - 8 hours shifts, or as required by Management.
Background Knowledge & Experience.
-A Hons degree in Geology, or equivalent
-An M Sc degree will be advantage
-Registered as a Professional Geologist/Scientist
-International driver’s license
-Off-road driving course desirable
-At least 10 years’ experience in the exploration for a range of commodities in different settings. Gold, preferably, and base metals.
-Effective Communication and reporting skills.
-Database Management and modelling skills, Datamine and/or Leapfrog and ArcGIS preferable. Similar programs to be discussed.
-Mapping and structural skills
-MS Office, PowerPoint, and Gantt charts
-Must be physically fit
-Fluent in written & verbal English.
-Spoken and written Kurdish advantages