Senior Resource Geologist at Chirano Gold Mines Limited

Full time @Chirano Gold Mines Limited in Engineering
  • Post Date : November 15, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 15, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 0
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description


Chirano Gold Mines Limited is an underground and open pit gold mine in the Western North Region of Ghana, within the Bibiani gold belt. It is a subsidiary of Asante Gold Corporation.
Chirano Gold Mine is looking for a highly qualified, proactive, motivated, and resourceful person to fill the role of Senior Resource Geologist.

Job Profile

To provide Mineral Resources and Grade Control estimation and modelling support to the department and analyze geological data to determine the location of valuable minerals and natural resources.
The Senior Resource Geologist is accountable for providing reliable Mineral Resource models for business planning purposes by maintaining and improving systems of work that will ensure integrity of base data, application of appropriate grade and tonnage estimation methods, and appropriate documentation.

Location and Reporting Line

The position is based in Chirano, Western North Region- Ghana and will be reporting to the Chief Geologist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Practice and promote Company environmental, health, safety and operational policies and procedures and actively participate in the Company’s Continuous Improvement Program.
  • Prepare the Business Unit Plan for resource geology and set strategic direction for geological activities at the mine site to fit into the overall framework.
  • Execute intermediate and long-term strategies that support growth of resource geology and ensure strategies are concretely linked to the organization’s overall strategy.
  • Review LOM plans relative to Resource models and determines risk/opportunity in the plan.
  • Assist in the evaluation of Mine-Mill reconciliation cycle and report on discrepancies between
    Resource and Grace Control Models.
  • Ensure that appropriate Resource standards are met, both internally and for reporting codes.
  • Coordinate programs in collaboration with colleagues and other internal stakeholders to ensure optimal utilization of available resources.
  • Ensure that appropriate Resource methods are used across the range of geological activities
    which include assay techniques, density determinations and volumetric methods.
  • Support in external and internal audit processes.
  • Interpret complex data and make objective assessments on evaluation methods and resource potential.
  • Develop and maintain reporting systems for the section that are in line with Asante standards
    with a particular focus on reconciliation, effective grade control, quality assurance/ quality
    control and Resource/Reserve Development drilling programs.
  • Develop systems & measures that appropriately assess geology performance and review progress to ensure achievement of set targets.
  • Responsible for the calculation of ore reserves, definition of geological structures, development, and execution of reserve replacement programs.
  • Ensure proper drilling program, data validation, QAQC and Sampling/Assay Protocols, as well as effective geological mapping.
  • Establish the necessary evaluation processes and practices for the resource geology.
  • Participate in the preparation of Mineral Resource and integrated model updates.
  • Develop the annual Evaluation cost centre budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual, medium term and Life of Mine business plans.
  • Contribute to the business’ capability to mine safely by actively identifying risks and threats to
    achieving targets and develop & manage programs to minimize or eliminate those risks.
  • Develop safe working procedures and continually update SOP’s when necessary.
  • Build the capabilities of the team to enhance the section’s ability to achieve financial and operating strategy.
  • Ensure crew operates/undertakes any work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor/ Manager.

Education, Work Experience & Key Competencies

  • First degree in Geology/Geosciences/Geological Engineering, or related field of study from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of five (5) years working experience in resource modelling and evaluation for both surface and underground mining.
  • Excellent knowledge in practical Geostatistics, Resource/Reserve Estimation and Reconciliation.
  • Proficiency in Geological Modelling and Grade Control software.
  • Proficient in a wide range of Resource modelling and geostatistical methods. Exposure to
    exploration practices, ore deposit development techniques and mine geology practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of international Resource and Reserve codes.
  • Effective cost management and productivity improvement skills.
  • Ability to supervise geophysics work programs and interpret geophysical datasets.
  • Advanced understanding of geological processes and structural settings, sampling techniques, and
    analytical processes with strong structural geology skills and Birimian gold deposit models.
  • Experienced with Micromine, MapInfo, Leapfrog and Datamine Studio RM is highly preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including word, excel, power point, outlook, etc.
  • Possess a valid Ghanaian drivers’ License.

Mode of Application:

Applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application and CV to [email protected] with the role title indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of application is 26th November, 2023.
Please note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Chirano Gold Mines Limited is an equal opportunity employer

The Application deadline closed.

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