Job Title : Geostatistician

Category : Oil and Gas
Expat Careers International,Saudi Arabia
Posted Date :
Job Description :

The Role
The Geostatistician will be involved in performing mineral resource estimates, which are compliant with NI 43-101, JORC and other regulatory agencies, and providing geological support for due diligence reviews, preliminary assessments, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Providing technical support on a wide range of projects, including hands-on completion of projects and a focus on high quality documentation of project work;
- Geostatistical analysis and modelling,
- Resource estimation;
- Auditing (reviews through to due diligence);
- Completing Technical reports, documents and proposals;
- Project Management;
- Coordinate with the global Ore Evaluations Service networks, which includes specialists both nationally and internationally

- BSc Degree in Geological Sciences (or equivalent); Post-Graduate qualification in a related subject;
- A qualification in Geostatistics, preferably with an earth science background; QP/CPR status
- 10-12 years of experience actively working in mining operations, preferably Phosphate mining.
- Experience in performing mineral resource estimates to JORC or NI 43-101 standards;
- Experience in the management of fieldwork, data management and assessment of results;
- High level of competency with geostatistical, 3D geological modelling and mining software, such as Vulcan, Datamine and/or Isatis;
- Knowledge of the principles and practice of resource estimation, geostatistics and quality assurance/control;
- Exploratory data analysis, variography and resource estimation using linear and non-linear techniques;
- Extensive experience in exploration and/or mining;
- Experience in technical reviews and due diligence studies, either as independent reports or within a multi-disciplinary team working on feasibility studies, expansion studies, optimization or operations support;
- Conditional simulation for risk analysis, sampling optimization, model validation and grade control

- Management skills, budgeting, planning, negotiating and forecasting skills
- Strong negotiating ability and effective communication skills.
- Excellent relationship building skills (internal and external)
- Strong work ethic and be able to adhere to company, policies, and standard business etiquette.
- Establishment of strong network of suppliers and vendors
- Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English required,
- Self-starter with minimal supervision for routine activities.
- Extensive computer skills in using Microsoft software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) plus other software pertinent to the work performed would be advantageous.

Key Demographic Requirements - applicants must be:

About the Company
Expat Careers International was established in 2001 to meet the demand for expatriate recruitment into the Arabian Gulf (GCC) region. Expatriate recruitment is highly specialised and requires first-hand knowledge (gained through direct experience) of the destination country, job location and employer. Necessary too, is an in-depth understanding of candidate qualifications, career experience and family situation in their countries of origin. Over the past 14 years we have had to recruit against a background of challenging issues including the effects of security concerns, political upheaval, economic booms and downturns, and new industry start ups. Expat Careers International deals with these complexities by accurately assessing client needs and applicant suitability and motivation. This expertise is what our clients value and sets Expat Careers International apart from their many competitors. Expat Careers International has emerged as the dominant recruitment company in the fast growing Mining and Minerals Processing industries in the GCC region, and also services this industry in West and Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.

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