Precision Recruitment International
Precision Recruitment International
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Senior Geotechnician

Primary Purpose

  • To participate in the exploration team by conducting critical, but largely technical tasks associated with data collection, land access, logistics/field activity support and selected aspects of data management.


Assisting in the delivery of the field exploration programs by:

  • Establishing survey grids and conducting or supervising geochemical or geophysical surveys
  • Researching land ownership; boundaries; risks and community relations issues that may be material to going onto specific parts of the land
  • Training of field staff and geological staff in exploration techniques

Assisting Geologists with drilling programmes by:

  • Pre-programme auditing and planning
  • On-site supervision of sampling processes and sample custody.
  • Supervision of drilling contractors where required

Delivering the practical elements of the project by:

  • Designing, preparation of maps for permitting purposes, safety/emergency, purposes
  • Building and maintaining geographical databases including the collection of new data in order to support the planning, operation and ongoing management of the field activities
  • Implementing of the exploration program by understanding and using various sampling methodologies
  • Supervising of earthworks to ensure suitable access with minimum environmental damage
  • Ensuring sample security from initial collection to laboratory delivery
  • Geotechnical logging of drill core; basic manipulation of data arising out of surveys in order to provide the base scientific data from which decisions are made.
  • Taking over delegated management authorities of the field operations as appropriate and required
  • Preparing reports for internal planning or external regulatory reports to support or facilitate permitting of exploration programmes.
  • Researching details of specific geographical areas in order to conduct the planning and operation of the exploration activities, this involves decisions around the type and relevance of information around the specific area.
  • Assisting in the preparation of HSEC Management Plan by ensuring all HSEC risks have been mitigated; ensuring compliance with the plan for all related fieldwork.
  • Supervising the rehabilitation and ongoing environmental monitoring of exploration activities in order to meet all regulatory and company standards.
  • Implementing Rio Tinto policies on safety, environmental and community relations to contractor field staff under the guidance of the project manager.
  • Completing administrative activities related to the project including the reporting of contractor hours, filing of HSEC documentation, collation of data when requested by external authorities
  • Accountable for mentoring and training entry (transfer in) or new (external hire) Geotechnicians.
  • Provide leadership and support to Geotechnician peers.

Education & Qualifications

  • Trade certificate or equivalent in a related field
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written) - Other language skills/proficiency may be required
  • relevant to the location
  • Relevant skills and experience
  • Up to 5 years field experience in the resource sector as a field technician/assistant including two years as senior field technician.

If you feel you fit this criteria kindly send your cv in WORD via the email below:

Application deadline
5 Mar 15:00
Email applications to
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Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a privately owned recruitment company with offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe (HQ) and Mozambique. It has positioned itself to provide high quality recruitment services by acquiring the best possible prospects and placements. It does this by pro-actively building relationships with people in developing industries in the various regional countries. PRI uses a wide range of techniques that include specified 'search and selection' methods and contingent-based recruitment techniques.

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