Principal Geochemist


ANGLO AMERICAN

Company Description

Looking to make a difference?

Anglo American aims to lead the future of mining. Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we strive to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives”.

We are already making a real difference by finding and extracting the metals and minerals that make everyday life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.  We focus on sustainability, safety and innovation, pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, choosing to do the right thing every time and showing care and respect for people and the planet.

That means our high performing teams are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.


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Here’s an exciting opportunity to join us and help to make a difference.

This role sits within our Group Discovery and Geosciences Business Unit and reporting to the Lead Geochemistry. 

Job Description

Purpose:

We are looking for a Principal Geochemist to join our GDG function to develop and apply world class geochemistry methods, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams, in support of the discovery, definition and exploitation of superior value mineral resources.

**Please note this is an Open Location position and able to work remotely.**

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Developing and applying basic, advanced and leading practice techniques for exploration geochemistry to drive successful discovery.
  • Advancing the application of geochemistry at mine sites in support of geometallurgy and ore control to help maximize cash flow.
  • Ensuring best practice application of sampling, laboratory analysis, QA/QC and geochemical data management as part of technical risk control.
  • Mentoring of Regional Geochemists, and training and supporting project and mine geologists in the science and application of geochemistry.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Geoscience, and post graduate degree with a strong geochemistry component.

Knowledge and Technical Skills: 

**Please note this is an Open Location position and able to work remotely.**

  • Proven track record of relevant practical experience in a role and context of similar complexity
  • Deep knowledge and high level skills in the science of applied geochemistry.
  • Good knowledge of relevant mineral systems and their geochemistry (eg. PCD, magmatic Ni-PGE, and sediment hosted base metals.
  • High level of numeracy applied to geochemical modelling and advanced multi-variate statistics and/or machine learning skills using geochemical data for problem solving.
  • Good familiarity with spectral data and integration of this with geochemical, mineralogical and other data.
  • Depth of global experience, working in a wide range of geological terrains and surface environments
  • Track record of ideas generation, and translating these into practical initiatives and implementing.
  • Integrate geochemistry with other disciplines across the business and life of mining cycle and build effective near and long term business cases for geochemical initiatives.
  • Ability to inspire, influence, mentor and teach.
  • Support in the planning, coordination and prioritization of people resources with and across multiple stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of results and recommendations.
  • A strong commitment to safety.

Additional Information

Who we are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Inclusion and Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

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