Lead Geologist

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Hancock Prospecting

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Lead Geologist

Job ID: 11536
Job Views: 8
Location: Port Hedland
Post Code: 6721
Category: Mining & Resources
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 17/05/2024


For over 60 years Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd (Hancock) has been engaged in the exploration and development of mineral resources in Western Australia, with current tenements across the Pilbara and Yilgarn.

These tenements include advanced projects such as Mulga Downs, Ridley and East Angelas iron ore projects, and an expanding portfolio of non-ferrous exploration and resource definition.

The Resource Development Group (RDG) is expanding in order to support and inform potential future studies and development.  These projects are considered to be strategically important opportunities, with their mineral resources having the potential to extend the useable life of existing infrastructure and assets, provide greater blending and operational flexibilities across the company’s suite of iron ore operations and options, and enhance the business cases for development of other commodity projects.

In order to support our exploration programmes, the company is now looking to recruit a Lead Geologist, FIFO out of Perth on a 15:13 roster.

Job Requirements:

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and verify safe work in accordance with HPPL procedures and guidelines.
  • Lead exploration work programs taking accountability for safety in accordance with WA Mines Safety and Inspections Act 1994.
  • Review and evaluate projects to identify potential mineralisation and increase orebody knowledge.
  • Lead and develop a team of geologists to ensure quality and consistency of geological data capture and interpretation across the Geology team.
  • Work collaboratively with and provide information to studies and mine planning teams, including geotechnical, metallurgical and environmental data.
  • Create detailed 3D plans of drill programs designed to test for mineralisation and increase resource confidence to de-risk future mining.
  • Plan, manage and report on exploration programs to meet internal and external (statutory) requirements.
  • Create high-quality 3D geological models for resource estimation.
  • Develop, track and report budgets and schedules for work programs.


To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a Tertiary qualification in Geology (or similar)
  • Have previous experience in iron ore exploration or mining
  • Be an excellent leader and communicator

How to Apply:

Hancock’s culture and performance has a strong focus on safety and diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment.

We encourage female and indigenous candidates to apply.

Please submit your covering letter and CV online via SEEK.

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