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Job Opportunity at Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine, Senior Exploration Geologist


Senior Exploration Geologist  



Barrick Gold Corporation seeks to employ a Senior Exploration Geologist to work with the Exploration Department across our operations in Tanzania. This role reports to the Exploration Manager. The role holder will be accountable to execute the exploration programs, provide leadership, strategy and systems that deliver optimal evaluation and development of potential resources in our existing mines (North Mara, Buly and Buzwagi) and regional targets. Manage the addition of more ounces of gold to inventory and Mineral Resource through discovery of additional resources around mines and via Brownfield programs utilizing efficient and effective budgets. Ensure on time delivery of geological inputs into Mine Planning and Operations functions. Assist as required in programs to develop geological skills for future operations. This is a permanent role, with the work roster being six (6) weeks on and three (3) weeks off.




Ensure Exploration Department members and associated contractors had Zero LTIs. Increased focus on reporting and investigation of high potential incidents.

Immediate stoppage of unsafe behaviors. Proactive in sending safety messages, safety alerts, interactions with teams and participating in safety meetings. FLRA conducted at all work places without fail.

To execute the exploration programs, including but not limited to mapping, soil sampling, drill rig supervision, core logging, manage field logistics, collect geological data, and evaluate results on a daily basis in a safe and cost effective manner.

Be proactive in approaching and building teamwork with Department Team Members

Provide a high level of mentoring to the team members and ensure are being developed to their best for future roles

High degree of  interaction with other leaders (removing silos between teams)

Participate in program planning to ensure that programs are designed considering alternative options, costs, target rankings (and are in line with Life of Mine strategy)

Participate in  review of Brownfields targets and rankings, and development of staged evaluation programs

Develop detailed documentation to justify proposed exploration programs in order to support Capital applications and Budgets

Participate in reducing overall exploration costs through effective management, option analysis, minimizing delay times, control of consumables etc.

Ensure optimal drilling schedule is adhered to and deliver priority targets in timely manner

Ensure drilling programs are managed to deliver datasets for Mineral Resource updates in line with the Mine Planning cycle. The incumbent will also be required to evaluate sections maps and plans for the drilling programs. Ensuring high quality synthesis maps and presentation are established on all key projects with a focus of geological context in time.

Increased focus on technical development of geoscientists

Technical Reports completed on schedule

Help in technical development of geoscientists; identify high performers and align for advancement

Ensure continuous improvement processes with Project Geology to deliver improved quality of geological inputs and supervision of brownfield exploration activities

Ensure data capture is subjected to rigorous quality control

Ensure lithological and structure wireframes / models are continually updated with new data.

Develop and manage initiatives to deliver cost improvements in areas of responsibility;

Ensure working in corruption free environment

Zero Reputational damaging incidents;

Brownfields opportunities are reviewed / updated, ranked and staged programs defined, scheduled and cost accounted. Justification presented to Exploration Manager for consideration. Drilling programs progressing as planned in a safe manner with holes drilled and logged at planned cost. Progress and results are communicated to management in timely fashion.


Qualification Requirements:          

Bachelor of Science in Geology

Member of the SEG or equivalent

Experience Requirements:

5 – 10 years’ experience in geology (preferably geology exploration)

Experience in managing exploration data/drilling programs

Hands on experience in field work, exploration data and drilling programs.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

Knowledge in geology software (ArcGIS, datamine, micromine, leapfrog, Surpac, Vulcan software

Project management

Coaching and Mentoring

Business improvement tools

Practical hands-on mapping, sampling and logging skills.

Team Leadership


A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and where applicable.

Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.

Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.

Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV’s/Resume’s (indicating the role title in the subject) via e-mail to: nmrecruitment@barrick.com   

If you are not contacted by Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD within thirty (30) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.  Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following: security clearance; competency assessment; physical capability assessment, reference checking.

Please forward applications before 4th November 2020.

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