Geology Superintendent (UG)

17 Aug 2022

The role:

This role is accountable for the safety and professional development of Geology department employees and ensuring that industry-accepted best practices are either in place, or being implemented, for the grade control and resource modelling functions at Haile.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Complying with OceanaGold's Health and Safety Policy and Environment Policy.
  • Ensuring that all Geology group employees are trained to and comprehend Principal Hazard Management Plans and policies / procedures that apply to their roles.
  • Monitor and reporting all personal injuries and incidents and assisting with investigations.
  • Workplace inspections and audits to ensure site standards are being adhered to.
  • Ensure annual performance reviews are completed for all exempt employees, and bi-annual performance reviews are completed for non-exempt employees.
  • Participate in bi-annual succession planning exercises for Technical Services department.
  • Hold Geology group employees accountable to their commitments.
  • Align Geology group activities / deliverables with site operating permits.
  • Collaborate with Exploration Department to ensure industry-accepted best practices are in place for department-specific aspects of resource modelling – appropriate use of geologic model, data integrity / verification, statistical analysis, interpolation, validation, customer hand-off, reconciliation, and associated reporting.
  • Collaborate with Engineering group and Qualified Person/s to ensure that EOY Resource and Reserve updates are generated in alignment with industry standards.
  • Ensure industry-accepted best practices are in place for all aspects of grade control – sample collection, data management, modelling, material classification and routing, geological mapping, operational support, and reporting.
  • Align grade control activities with requirements of Site Overburden Management Plan (OMP).
  • Generate all necessary OMP reporting requirements.
  • Provides support for creation of production model to be used for monthly / quarterly forecasting

purposes, along with validation of models.

  • Provides technical expertise and advice on geological considerations affecting the mining process to Technical Services, Mine Operations, and Processing departments. Identifies geological risks and ensures that these are integrated into the long-term mine planning process.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure that all supporting information required for forecasts and life-of mine plans is provided in a timely fashion.
  • Monthly material movement, metal content, stockpile inventories, and Quarterly OMP reporting.
  • Geology portion of monthly site reporting and Align annual P.A.C.E goals for Geology.
  • Monthly resource model reconciliation.
  • Prepare Geology department operating and capital cost budgets to align with quarterly forecasts and life of-mine plans.
  • Ensure purchase / service requisitions are in place prior to commencement of any contractor / consultant work.
  • Manage grade control sample and assay costs.
  • Actively look for opportunities to implement cost savings without affecting safety, schedule, or quality.
  • Collaborate with site personnel to identify risks in resource models, forecasts, and life-of-mine plans.
  • Develop and implement plans to minimize the associated impacts where appropriate.
  • Ensure all works under area of control are completed to a standard that is fit for purpose and meets both internal and external customer requirements.

 The successful candidate will have:

  • A recognized degree in Geology or Geological Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in the mining industry, preferably with underground experience
  • 10+ years’ experience managing geology groups Experience in managing geology groups
  • Capable of interpreting and effectively utilizing geologic models in support of resource modelling and grade control
  • Resource modelling and reconciliation reporting experience
  • Experience producing Resource and Reserve Statements, with QP qualifications
  • Production grade control experience, preferably with strong understanding of associated data management, material classification, and reporting processes
  • Experience with production models, incorporating both grade control assay data and resource drilling data
  • Capable of producing operating and capital cost budgets, reviewing costs, and explaining variances
  • Experience with either authoring, or contributing to, NI 43-101 reports
  • Ability to devote significant time focusing on the 12+ month time horizon
  • Able to identify risks, and develop action plans to eliminate or minimize associated impacts

Who are we?

Check us out –  About the company:

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. Since 1990, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities and strong returns for our shareholders. The gold, copper and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects people around the world.

Our global exploration, development and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of operating assets including Didipio Mine in the Philippines, Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand and Haile Gold Mine in the United States. Our operations are supported by corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia and Denver, USA.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviors that align with our values. OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.


Work Type:
United States
Haile Operations
Date expires:
31 Dec 2022