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Company Description

Anglo American Steelmaking Coal 
Steelmaking coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel manufacture, producing steel used for critical building and infrastructure around the world. In Australia, we operate five steelmaking coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, and have additional joint venture interests in steelmaking coal and manganese, as well as copper exploration projects underway in North West Queensland and Western Australia.  

Job Description

Exploration Geologist- Southern Bowen Basin Hub  

Understanding the geological setting of Steelmaking Coal operations is key to delivering an integrated Geoscience solution that encompasses exploration, geological modelling and operational geology. Steelmaking Coal currently has three defined complexes in which it operates, Northern Region, Central Region and Southern Region. These three regions encompass the Moranbah North and Grosvenor Operations in the Northern Region, Capcoal Operations, including Aquila in the Central Region and Dawson Mine in the Southern Region and include all surrounding Steelmaking Coal tenures. 

The Exploration Geologist is accountable for the high-quality delivery of exploration field data acquisitions across operations and exploration tenements. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Undertake safe and efficient delivery of exploration geoscience field activities. 
  • Follow requirements of landowner agreements and environmental permits. 
  • Outline hole design to drilling contractors and monitor compliance to design. 
  • Undertake geological logging, chip and core, following Geoscience Exploration Guidelines and per field instructions. 
  • Collect, store, prepare sample instructions for the dispatch of samples. 
  • Ensure geophysical surveys are obtained as per design requirements. 
  • Monitor the performance of geoscience contractors and service providers. 
  • Ensure compliance against geoscience standards. 
  • Contribute to the development exploration programme close out reports as required. 
  • Check Drilling Activity Reports for accuracy and confirm charges. 
  • Reconcile borehole execution to hold design. 
  • Reconcile predicted geological variables to actual.


To be successful in this role you will have the following: 

  • Relevant degree in Geoscience with demonstrated Geoscience experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one relational data base software package (preferably acQuire). 
  • Ability to manage multiple scopes of work. 
  • Basic financial metrics & budgeting/scheduling capability. 
  • Understand of Coal Mining Safety & Health Legislation. 
  • Ability to promote a strong safety culture. 
  • Proficient in identifying key strategic risks and opportunities that could materially impact data and data storage and application of appropriate processes and systems to mitigate/leverage them 
  • Contractor management experience. 

Legislative requirements: 

  • Standard 11 Induction. 
  • RIIRIS301E Apply Risk Management Processes (G1, formerly S1). 
  • RIIWHS301E Conduct Safety & Health Investigations (G8, formerly S2). 
  • RIICOM301E Communicate Information (G9, formerly S3). 
  • RIIRIS402E Carry Out Risk Management Processes (G2). 

Additional information

  • Rostered position
  • Full-time permanent
  • Based at our exploration complex in Moura
  • FIFO/DIDO/Residential options 
  • Competitive salary + 12% superannuation 

What we Offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity, and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies.  As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

Background checks
Successful candidates will be required to complete background screening which may include a criminal check and validation of qualifications.

Inclusion and Diversity
At Anglo American, we embrace change and promote an inclusive and diverse environment where you can bring your whole self to work, every day. We are adopting new approaches to recruitment, talent development, mentoring, parental leave, and flexible working to further support diversity across our business.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

9 OCTOBER 2022



Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to closing date – applications may also close before this date.