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13 Jul 2023

Geotechnical Engineer at AngloGold Ashanti

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Job Description

Position:                                            Geotechnical Engineer

Contract type & Duration:                 Unspecified Time Contract

Reporting to:                                     Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Number of Positions:                        One (01)

Location:                                           Dodoma


It is a full time role with roster-based travel to the company’s exploration projects across Tanzania. The role holder will provide a comprehensive support service for field exploration programs, addressing logistical and service-related issues through their gained experience. Focuses time and energy on tasks with a targeted completion time of 1 day up to 3 months.


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) or Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Medically fit to work in remote locations with limited medical facilities.
  • Must have a valid Tanzanian driving license.
  • Must have the ability to drive manual transmission Light vehicles.
  • Geita Greenfields Mineral Exploration Limited is an equal opportunity employer: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.



  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant exploration experience in the mining industry. Greenfields exploration experience will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent Technical know-how on Drill core processing, AC and RC pick-up.
  • Excellent knowledge on Site rehabilitation.



  1. Safety
  • Demonstrate and encourage a proactive safety culture within the team and the organisation.
  • Ensure rapid and effective communication of any significant incidents to your manager.
  • Implement and enforce Greenfields’ protocols and procedures to safely manage all operations.
  • Monitor and recommend improvements to enhance the effectiveness of the safety management system and requisite behaviours and practices.
  • Identify safety risks and resolve emerging issues, escalating issues and safety risks that impact other areas.
  • Ensure appropriate resources are applied to achieve safety objectives.
  • Model behaviour consistent with the AGA Safety Vision, Values and Procedures.
  • Monitor the performance of staff, contractors, and consultants to ensure activities comply with vision, values, and standards. Take appropriate action to address the issues identified.
  • Support the implementation of the Major Hazard Control Standard to ensure critical controls are implemented, maintained, and monitored as required.
  • Ensure relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed when undertaking routine work and Take5s are completed before undertaking non-routine activities.
  • Participate in Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) when requested.


  1. Leadership and Communication
  • Monitor performance of self and peers to ensure activities comply with vision, values, standards, and procedures. Report any issues identified.
  • Support the Exploration Supervisor to ensure efficient and prompt communication of any changes, issues, or other areas of interest relevant to reporting or support groups.
  • Promote effective team communication to maximise team efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Proactively develop and maintain good relations with communities:
  • Recognise the stakeholders (internal and external) who are impacted by their work.
  • Seek advice regarding engagement with stakeholders.
  • Foster a positive team environment.


  1. Planning and Supervision
  • Assist with implementing systems, processes and procedures required to achieve efficiency and effectiveness of the exploration team.
  • Maintain open 2-way communication for continual improvement of processes and procedures.
  • Look for ways to optimise processes and procedures.
  • To provide on-ground support to the exploration team through:
  • Preparation for field sampling and drill programs.
  • Collection and submission of samples.
  • Minimise wastage.
  • Installation and provisioning of suitable camp facilities when required.
  • Ensure all exploration activities/tasks are conducted according to the requirements of the relevant work programme or as requested by the appropriate manager.
  • Actively participate in daily pre-start meetings and perform Take 5’s before undertaking new or changed tasks.
  • Fill requirements to support drilling operations.
  • Consider safety, environment and cultural heritage while undertaking duties.
  • Ensure that the work program is understood before starting work.
  • Ensure that the necessary skills, knowledge, and training to complete allocated tasks have been acquired.
  • Ensure safe and adequate field facilities and supplies.
  • Establish, maintain and re-supply remote operations to a standard that ensures acceptable levels of safety, hygiene, comfort, and pollution prevention.
  • Monitor stock of all exploration programmes, including water, fuel, food supplies and other consumables.
  • Ensure all exploration field activities are managed in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Conduct or participate in emergency response drills and training.


  1.  Corporate Governance
  • Ensure the team maintains the required permits, certifications, and licenses to perform their role.
  • Continually reinforce the requirement to conduct activities in accordance with stated values, policies & procedures, and legislative requirements.
  • Adhere to cost budget control requirements.
  • Ensure you and your team comply with all legal and statutory requirements applicable to the role, including:
  1. Health, Safety, Environmental and Community legislation and regulations.
  2. United States Sarbanes Oxley Act, 2002 (as applicable).
  • Comply with all applicable AGA policies and procedures.
  • At all times, act in accordance with AGA’s Values.


  • Good awareness and ability to manage workplace safety, health, and environmental requirements.
  • High degree of organisational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to report and present technical and administrative results and issues.
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Closing Date : 18th July, 2023.

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