Description of Responsibilities :
SRK (Kazakhstan), based in Almaty.
Employees may be required to work at other locations as required and overseas travel will form a part of the role.
The primary role is to provide leadership, guidance and quality control including competent consulting geological services to support SRK projects and clients.
As a Principal Consultant you will be expected to assist SRK in marketing activities, developing your professional network within SRK and with external clients, and managing project budgets and deliverables to ensure a timely and high quality consulting service.
Other responsibilities also include :
Working as part of bilingual (Russian and English) multi-disciplinary SRK teams providing geological input on projects as required.
Representing SRK professionally, to SRK s clients and to interface at all levels with the client s management and operations.
Evaluation of exploration properties, exploration status reviews, sampling studies and exploration programme management.
Collecting, recording and cataloguing of geological samples; core logging, QA-QC (Quality Assurance-Quality Control) analysis and interpretation of results and compilation of formal technical geological reports.
Evaluation of laboratories used for sample analysis and relevant analysis of Quality Assurance-Quality Control (QA-QC) measures.
Undertaking Mineral Resource estimates using 3D computer methodologies for projects at various stages of development in accordance with international best practices.
Preparing Mineral Resource estimate reports in line with international reporting code guidelines, i.e. JORC (2012), NI 43-101.
Conducting Mineral Resource (and possibly Ore Reserve) audits associated with multi-disciplinary studies in Technical Audits or Competent Persons Reports levels,
Undertaking metal accounting reconciliations and grade control sampling strategy reviews at mining operations.
Assisting with the auditing of and production of technical-economic models for financial evaluations of projects and / or mining operations.
Interpreting Client Terms of references and preparation of detailed proposals.
General management of projects and associated multi-disciplinary teams in addition to supervision and mentoring of engineer-
level consultants within SRK.
Essential Requirements :
Degree or equivalent in a Geology related subject with appreciable experience gained in an international environment
Professional registration with a recognised international body e.g. AUSIMM, AIG, Geological Society.
Detailed knowledge of international Mineral Resource and Reserve Reporting Codes
Competence in one or more software packages such as Datamine, Surpac, Gemcom, Micromine, Leapfrog, or Vulcan
Significant experience signing off on Mineral Resource Estimates as a Competent / Qualified Person
Proven business development and marketing skills
Excellent report and proposal writing skills requiring native English language (verbal and written) skills
Proven track record of bringing projects in on time, within budget and to the clients satisfaction
Awareness of health and safety.
Experience of working with a variety of commodities
This position involves working in multi-disciplinary teams on a range of projects both nationally and overseas; international travel may form a significant part of the role.
In return for considering a future with us, we offer :
An attractive compensation package.
Diversity of projects and clients within a non-hierarchical consultancy environment.
Opportunity to purchase shares in the company; the SRK Group is an independent group, owned by its employees.