Manager Geology Ref:REF15179T

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Manager Geology Ref:REF15179T

Manager Geology Ref:REF15179T

Location: South Africa, Mogalakwena Complex

Date Posted: Sept. 14, 2021

Type: N/A

Company Description

Do you consider evolution of your career one of the reasons you wake up every morning? Well then, we have the perfect opportunity for YOU!!!

Join us as a Manager Geology whose core responsibility, as the Geology subject matter expert, will be to lead the Geology function teams to deliver safe, productive outcomes in-line with agreed plans, operating standards and legal requirements at our flagship PGM operation, Mogalakwena Mine.

 Looking for adventure and an exciting future?

At Anglo American we believe in extraordinary outcomes. That means we are always searching for new and better ways to do things, forging a new course in our industry towards greater efficiency, zero harm and enhanced sustainability.

Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives".

Anglo American Platinum Limited

Our Platinum business mines, processes, and refines the entire range of platinum group metals (PGMs): platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. We are the world’s leading primary producer of PGMs, which have a range of specialised applications that improve lives across the world from vehicle fuel cells to jewellery; dentistry to glassmaking; pacemakers to petroleum refining.

Job Description

To fulfil the role of the Manager Geology, you will play a key role responsible for: 

  • Oversee consistent application of Safety & Health principles in all discipline interactions and take personal responsibility for safety of self and others to ensure zero harm and elimination of fatalities.
  • Coordinate geological inputs to the BU strategy; and ultimately implement BU strategy within discipline.
  • Coordinate Resource definition activities including drilling, modelling, classification and reporting in conjunction with T&S MinRes team.
  • Coordinate geological inputs to the development of the Asset Management Plan, the 5 year plan and the annual asset management plan.
  • Rock Characterisation.
  • Geological Interpretation and Modelling.
  • Material Definition.
  • Planning and Design.
  • Manage all Hydrogeological, geo-metallurgical and Resource Geology activities for the mine.
  • Manage the monitoring of the spatial and temporal compliance of mining excavations to the mine plan.
  • Overall contractor management.
  • Ensure optimal plant feed utilising geomet data and Value Based Ore Control (VBOC) principals whilst ensuring plant feed operational needs are met.
  • Active participation in the operation’s constant endeavours of Sustainable and Responsible Mining.
  • Mineral Value Chain Reconciliation (MCVR).
  • Manage delivery of the sustainability activities as relevant to the discipline and set out in the Life of Asset Plan to improve sustainability performance over time.
  • Create a purpose-led, high-performing culture within the discipline that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive and promotes diversity.
  • Lead compliance of the discipline with external (legislative, regulatory, permitting) local requirements and Anglo American site-specific requirements as a minimum level of site performance.

This role forms part of the Geology function of Mogalakwena Mine at a Band 5 level reporting to the General Manager with multiple direct reports


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree (NQF7), preferably with Honours, in a relevant sciences discipline.
  • Completed or in the process of completing postgraduate studies in Mining Geosciences or related discipline would be desirable.
  • Postgraduate studies in a Business and/or Commercial discipline would be advantageous.

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated post-qualification experience within an operational hard rock mining operation/s with at least 3 years in a management role.
  • Proven track record in a leadership role.
  • Strong leader and relationship builder with experience in leading diverse work teams and coaching senior managers.
  • Good interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid certificate of Fitness.
  • Advanced computer literacy.
  • Valid South African Drivers License.

Key Competencies:

  • Solid knowledge of geosciences principles
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Agile
  • Resilience
  • Independent
  • Advanced Stakeholder Engagement/Management
  • Business Writing and Presentation skills

Additional Information

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.

Who we are

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal, and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities, and the countries in which we operate and for society at large. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Closing Date for Applications:

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 



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