Geological Mapping Experts

About Us

IGS is a rapidly growing independent geoscience consultancy based in the UK. Our work includes large, complex, multi-disciplinary geo-thematic and strategic-level studies with National Governments, through their Geological Survey Organisations, and International Development Agencies such as the World Bank and African Development Bank. We deliver competitively priced, quality services to the commercial mineral exploration sector. Further information about the company can be found on our website:

About the Roles

Due to our continued success in attracting new business, our immediate need is to appoint experienced mapping geologists with project management experience and high-level computer skills for our Saudi Arabia Technical Partner Project for the Saudi Geological Survey. Applicants must have field-based mapping skills in a range of geological environments, especially in areas of high-grade basement terranes with a complex tectonic history. The role will include the supervision of geological mapping contractors and apply quality control measures and certify contractors' deliverables on behalf of the client. Applicants will also be required to assist management and where necessary, lead the IGS mapping/quality-control team. The roles involve a high level of working effectively in a team.

About You

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum MSc in geology. A PhD in geology would be desirable.
  • More than 12 years' experience in systematic field mapping, working in a variety of countries on geological mapping projects.
  • Ability to work and communicate well in teams and foster team cooperation.
  • Published articles in peer reviewed geosciences journals would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience as project manager/leader of medium to large geoscience projects.
  • Some experience in identifying, bidding, negotiating and winning medium to large Geoscience projects would be advantageous.
  • Ability to work in high pressure and demanding situations.
  • High level of competency in English with excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Additional language skills in Arabic or French would be desirable.
  • Self-confidence, solutions focused and resourceful.
  • High level of diplomacy in dealing with clients and stakeholders.

You must be prepared to travel extensively to a variety of countries. In the case of Saudia Arabia, you must be willing to work in the country for up to a total of 8 months of the year on a rotational or semi-permanent basis.

Pay and Conditions

IGS Employment

These are full-time roles of 40 hours per week. We offer a competitive salary of between £45,000 to £68,600 (depending on experience). In the case of Saudi Arabia, generous tax-free allowances for working in the country are also paid. Where employees live in Saudi Arabia on a semi-permanent basis, terms and conditions will reflect this. We also offer 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy and sell leave; 5% employee/employer pension contributions, time off in lieu and remote working. Eligibility to work and live in the UK will be essential.


Consideration may be given to applicants interested in working on a contractor basis for IGS, which would be subject to separate negotiations and agreement.

How to Apply

If you are interested in these roles and want to join a successful and growing company then please submit your up-to-date, detailed CV together with a covering letter of no more than 2 pages of A4, clearly outlining why you are applying for these posts and how you meet the criteria. The job description and person specification for the roles are available at:

Applicants should be aware that as part of the recruitment and selection process all CVs shortlisted for these roles will be subject to the final approval of the Saudi Geological Survey in order to progress to interview and appointment.

Submissions by email to (Please use the reference Earthworks Advert) Closing date: Friday, 31 December 2023 23:59.

posted: 23 November 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.