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Exploration & Field Work / Exploration & Geoscience

Principal Structural Geologist
Full Time

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Role Details:

Reporting to the Chief Geoscientist, you will work collaboratively with the integrated Geosciences team, utilising extensive skills to support the development of advanced structural understandings of Exploration projects. This role uses industry leading experience to ensure the company Exploration Project Pipeline is focussed on highest quality projects from the Target Generative stages to Mineral Resource and Mine operations. Mentoring and coaching of Exploration team members in Structural Geology will be a critical aspect of this role requiring exceptional interpersonal skills and knowledge transfer.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role is offered on a 5 days on 2 days off roster (Monday – Friday) at our Perth corporate office on a permanent basis.

Benefits include:

  • Private Health Insurance Allowance
  • Annual Bonus and Long-Term Incentive Scheme
  • Retention Bonus
  • Flexible work arrangements on offer
  • Educational assistance

About the role:

  • Improve the quality of Gold Fields exploration project portfolio through application of structural geology into leading practice target generation and area selection;
  • Drive targeting for future discoveries in greenfields exploration and assist with target generation within existing Gold Fields tenure;
  • Lead development and analysis of regional frameworks of priority geological terranes and undertake terrane analysis of Australia to determine highest prospectively regions;
  • Ensure structural geology excellence in Gold Fields, including developing systems and provide training in structural information dataset collection, interrogation and interpretation for Australia;
  • Manage integration of embedded research findings relating to structural and model geology into Gold Fields to facilitate and accelerate the geological and structural understanding;
  • Assist in recognition and due diligence of future growth opportunities through participation in Business Development activities;
  • Provide mentoring and training to exploration team in structural interpretation of respective geological projects;
  • Provide high level technical reports and presentations;
  • Guild intellectual property and resources, including geological databases, and industry/academia contacts.

About you:

  • Post graduate qualifications (PhD) in structural geology
  • Membership of relevant industry bodies (AIG or AusIMM)
  • Extensive experience in the resources industry including both greenfields and brownfields exploration environments
  • Extensive experience relating to variety Gold Mineralisation Systems in Australia and globally
  • Demonstrated experience in detailed structural analysis and modelling of complex gold mineral systems
  • Previous experience in interpretation and construction of regional scale 3D geological models and structural synthesis
  • Experience in project appraisals

We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

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