Exploration Manager

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KSM Management Consultants
  • Post Date: February 11, 2020
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Job Overview


The key objective of RTX is to discover or acquire resources that create significant value opportunities for Rio Tinto.
Well-resourced exploration group with proven track record of discovery
Position based in Lusaka, Zambia

About the role

We are looking for an Exploration Manager to deliver discovery by maximizing exploration effectiveness and efficiency for multiple jurisdictions/limited commodities or multiple commodities in limited jurisdictions. The role is required to understand and interpret the technical, fiscal, legal, commercial, economic, community and corporate drivers that impact upon creating value through discovery.
This role is a great opportunity to lead a complex regional exploration team to deliver to the Rio Tinto Group ore bodies capable of becoming large, low-cost, long life mines, through discovery, joint venture, and acquisition. The role has a strategic focus as well as regional accountability.

Reporting to the Exploration Director, you will be;

Preparing and managing exploration budgets
Managing the application (depth and breadth) of appropriate exploration techniques and technology (e.g. geophysics, geochemistry, sampling, remote sensing, resource modeling drilling);
Manage all HSEC, assurance and compliance related activities by setting and monitoring objectives to ensure standards are met and provide leadership by anticipating current and future risks and managing these;
Improve workforce capability and develop talent to meet current and future needs; ensure effective practices are implemented for managing and developing staff at all levels within your area of responsibility;
Evaluating programs which provide the greatest potential reward at acceptable levels of risk and cost, and prioritizing available resources to the strongest projects, and identifying and exiting failing projects;
Create new business opportunities through entry to new projects or environments by identifying high potential opportunities and entering into appropriate commercial agreements eg. options or joint ventures through evaluating current and future legal, commercial and technical frameworks;
About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:

A passionate desire to participate in discovery
Solid field experience across a variety of geological environments including experience of porphyry and/or sediment hosted copper
A sound appreciation of the requirements and drivers for commercial success within an Exploration environment and the implications for planning, evaluating and managing work programs within this environment;
Proven leadership skills including the ability to build and develop high performing teams across professional, technical and corporate support functions;
Well-developed strategic and operational management skills to plan, manage and deliver significant and complex programs of work;
Proven ability to nurture and leverage creativity and innovation to develop and deliver new business opportunities;
Well-developed stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of external stakeholders to develop relationships and advance Rio Tinto’s business operations;
Proven ability to work collaboratively with other business unit leaders to achieve outcomes that generate value across Product Groups through the sharing of knowledge, experience, resources and skills;

Where you will be working

Exploration and discovery have been the driving force behind our business for nearly 150 years. Exploration Africa-Europe is building a strong technical team in Zambia to undertake the safe prospecting and technical evaluation of potential copper developments within the region. Initial prospecting activities will include geological mapping, drilling and resource modelling; complemented with community and environmental characterisation work.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Apply now if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.To apply for this job please visit jobs.riotinto.com.

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