Mineral Resource Director




work Schedule

Watch 60/30 days




23 November 2020

Part of Lefa's senior management team – responsible for ongoing development of the mineral resource inventory and exploration assets 

  • Ensure that all geological work is carried out safely and take responsibility for the safety of the workers according to site specific Programs; 
  • Exploration and Tenement Management - Develop and implement an appropriate exploration strategy to ensure a pipeline of new projects/economic deposits are available and which would be fully delineated to enable them to be brought on-stream as part of the replacement of depleted resources;
  • Resource and Reserve Extension – within proximity of existing open pit operations;
  • Resource Estimation - including grade control and global resource modelling;
  • Strategic Mine Planning - development of projects as outlined by Strategic LOM Plan;
  • Operations Geology - including all aspects of production best practice, grade control drilling, geological modelling and model-mine-mill reconciliation.
  • Continually mentor and develop the skills of local staff through a program of continual improvement including on the job training, external and internal courses and career path development programs; 
  • Contract Management – negotiate, compile and manage contracts for exploration drilling, consultants.
  • Compile and manage the Geology departments Operations/Business plan – responsible for controlling all MRM operational and exploration budgets
  • Compile and manage the MRM Strategic and LOM (Life of Mine) and Business plans. 
  • Assist with Corporate reporting, incl. Competent Persons Report “CPR”.
  • Continuously drive innovation and improvement process in team and work stream


  • BSc (Bachelors) in Geology – Honors and/or MSc a plus.
  • 15 years of experience in mining geology and exploration, of which the majority in gold mining; 
  • Experienced in management of geology department with a thorough understandings of production geology as well as resource estimation, Greenfields and Brownfields exploration and near mine resource development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, as well as good technical skills related to aspects of Mineral Resources Management, Operational Geology and Exploration.
  • Proven managerial and administrative skills for managing large operational units and projects, as well as ability to train and mentor personnel.
  • Established track record for project execution and meeting deadlines safely.
  • Strong leadership abilities – with a track record for leading teams in multi-cultural environments.
  • Advanced knowledge of 3D modeling and Resource estimation software, e.g. Leapfrog, Datamine and Surpac (Geovia). Experience in Grade Control systems such as Ore Controller is a plus. Good understanding of database management and database QA/QC systems, e.g. DataShed, QAQCR and MS Access. 
  • Good understanding of geological modeling practices and proven field experience in mine geology best practice.
  • Experience in infill and Grade Control drill program design and exploration management.
  • SACNASP or AusIMM certification to be a Competent Person or Qualified Person under JORC, SAMREC or NI 43-101
  • Experience in WA gold deposits will be highly advantageous


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