Exploration Geologist

We believe in a world where people power makes amazing things happen. Where technology opens up new horizons and clean energy makes the planet a better place for every generation to come. We have big aspirations to explore, develop, produce and partner to achieve our strategy to become a globally relevant, premium producer of energy storage and distribution minerals.

We are focused on operational excellence at our 100% owned Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operation in the Fraser Range, with a world class underground mining and processing team producing nickel, copper and cobalt - commodities that are significant in the world's drive for clean energy. In addition, we hold a 30% joint-venture interest in the Tropicana Gold Operation with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Exploration and discovery is core to the delivery of our growth strategy and our world class geoscience team is actively pursuing brownfield and belt scale greenfield exploration programs in Western Australia and the Northern Territory to discover the minerals critical to energy storage and distribution. We are IGO and we are here to make a difference.


At IGO, our people are important to us. We are bold, passionate, fearless and fun - a smarter, kinder, more innovative team. We come from a range of places, backgrounds and experience and we are excited about what we can achieve together. We are as focused on your success as you are. When you join us we will invest in your career and your development, to ensure you achieve your goals, now and into the future. That is the IGO difference.


We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and technically competent Exploration Geologist to join our New Business team. With a current tenement holding of over 12,500 square kilometres within the Albany Fraser Range, the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work on an ambitious greenfields program and be part of a team that changes the face of exploration in Western Australia.

If you are looking to join a team that is passionate about exploration and discovery, where you can make a difference every day and be supported by the team of industry specialists that we have brought together, we'd be excited to hear from you.

Reporting to the Senior Project Geologist, you will be involved in a combination of aircore, reverse circulation and diamond drilling, with exposure to a range of advanced geophysical surveys, whilst working on a campaign style roster within remote, regional locations. This role will require a technically competent candidate who has the ability to work with and interpret large geological, geochemical and geophysical data sets.

Key accountabilities for this role would include:

  • Drilling program preparation, supervision and rehabilitation (experience level dependent);
  • Geological logging, mapping and sampling;
  • Implementation of the regional exploration plan;
  • Digital input of logging and other geological data;
  • QA/QC of exploration data;
  • Providing technical assurance for the team, ensuring consistency and currency of the project portfolio (experience level dependent);
  • Ensuring safety, health and environmental factors; and technical aspects of the projects are delivered effectively;
  • Ensuring that full-cycle exploration programs from detailed ground work, target generation and drill planning are routinely carried out (experience level dependent);
  • Managing contractors as required (experience level dependent);
  • Undertake technical work as required; and
  • Complete government and third-party reporting.

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • A BSc. Hons degree in Geology/Geosciences with experience in a similar role;
  • Post graduate qualifications in economic/ore deposit geology;
  • A strong passion for mineral exploration and discovery;
  • Strong drive, motivation and the ability to be a self-starter;
  • Ability to work in remote locations on greenfields projects and a willingness to undertake campaign work with tent and caravan accommodation;
  • Previous experience working with drill rigs (aircore, RC and/or diamond drilling);
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of base and precious metal mineral systems
  • Demonstrated planning, time management and project management skills;
  • Valid 'C' class manual drivers licence, essential;
  • National Police Clearance obtained within the last three months; and
  • A strong focus on safety with the drive to be part of a successful team and willingness to support our company values.

posted: 01 November 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.