Principal Resource Geology – South32, Johannesburg – Johannesburg, Gauteng

Principal Resource Geology – South32, Johannesburg

South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

Johannesburg, Gauteng


Principal Resource Geology – South32, Johannesburg

Date: 14-Sep-2022n

Location:Johannesburg, GT, ZA, 2076nttttt

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.



Reporting to the Lead Resource Geology, this position will play a pivotal role here at South32, with a focus on our world class manganese deposit in the Kalahari (Hotazel Manganese Mines), with the opportunity to expand your knowledge into multiple commodities throughout the business.  You will use your technical strengths in resource modelling and geostatistics, and your knowledge of tabular deposits to produce and report robust Mineral Resource estimates.



You will have a passion and commitment to be part of a high-performance team. You will have the ability to thrive in a team environment and build stakeholder relationships as well as be a natural problem solver and quickly be able to analyse problems and provide solutions.

Serious contenders will have:

  • B.Sc. Degree (or higher) in Geology (or equivalent), post graduate qualifications in Geostatistics will be highly regarded;
  • 10 years industry experience of which at least 5 years in resource modelling;
  • Acted as a Mineral Resource Competent Person (or equivalent) in tabular style mineral deposits;
  • Solid technical experience in exploratory data analysis, advanced geostatistical analysis, geological and resource modelling techniques;
  • Strong understanding of sampling theory, sampling and drilling techniques;
  • Strong understanding of the JORC code and its application across multiple commodities.




Working closely with the Planning Function and HMM production geology teams, you will ensure that:

  • Resource definition programs are planned and executed in line with our exploration strategy;
  • HMM’s sampling and analytical processes are of a high quality, with a focus on QAQC to deliver reliable data for resource and grade control models;
  • Annual updates of the HMM Mineral Resource models comply with the JORC code and other industry best practice;
  • Leading practices are implemented to sustain and improve orebody knowledge;
  • Geoscientific expertise is provided to the Operations and other functions as required by the business;
  • Timely reporting and declaration of Mineral Resources as the Competent Person for HMM.

Please apply online by entering the preferred position reference nr at at our website

(Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)

Applications close on 27 September 2022 at 17H00