Opportunity to join a team of passionate & supportive industry leading experts where you can really drive your future career
The purpose of Technical & Sustainability (T&S) in Anglo American is to drive the future of mining. The development and sustainability of our assets depends on the highest levels of technical advice, based on strategic and operational analysis of mining opportunities across the Group’s portfolio. This means we benefit from the latest and most relevant innovations, always making safety the priority.
Group Discovery and Geosciences (GDG) is a competitive differentiator for Anglo American. GDG contributes to achieving Anglo American’s Purpose of re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives in two important ways:
Creation of transformative value through the safe and effective discovery of two or more superior-value mineral deposits every decade; and
Maximizing value realization from Anglo American’s portfolio of assets by implementing leading operational geoscience effectiveness.
About the Role
Reporting to the Lead Geospatial Information and working closely with the GDG discovery team you will play a key role leveraging of geospatial, geoscientific and other contextual data sets, to conduct various data science studies and subsequently generate supporting workflows in order to accelerate the analysis and discernment of discovery opportunities.
This role will be rewarding and varied and will include:
Supporting the delivery of timely global actionable intelligence to the generative teams’ through the development of tools and analysis for:
Prospectivity for key mineral systems
Operational Risk relevant to Discovery
Prioritized Discovery Opportunities at various scales
Support development of novel and/or materially improved applications of global geospatial multidisciplinary data, to enable prioritization of prospective search space
Assisting the Discovery team in designing data capture / experimental setups for exploratory work, or changes in process / data capture in existing systems
Performing exploratory data analysis, and provide rapid iterations of analysis to refine posed problems, and identify potential solutions.
Developing statistical models, algorithms and/or machine learning algorithms to analyse data and address a particular business question.
Mentoring and development of Data Geoscientists within the team
Ensure Discovery strategy and priorities are reflected in the work program
To be successful in this role, you will be Degree qualified in Geoscience, Metallurgy, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Computer Science. A Masters in Data Science, Statistical Modelling or other relevant filed is also highly desirable.
You will be experienced in Geoscience, Hard Rock Geology, or Geophysics. You will also have the following:
Advanced understanding and experience of applied GIS and geospatial data structures
Demonstrated success working with multidisciplinary technical and global teams.
Mathematical / statistical modelling
Coding (working knowledge of Python preferred)
Demonstrated success working in mining, processing, manufacturing, resource industries or geosciences is preferred
Working knowledge of common machine learning algorithms used in regression, classification and time-series prediction highly desirable
Demonstrated ability to apply a systematic, knowledge-based problem-solving approach and structured methodologies (such as root cause analysis and statistical analysis) to investigate risks and opportunities to create effective, value-add technical solutions.
In-depth understanding of the mining value chain
Project Management skills – ability to drive delivery of technical solutions in projects and operations
This is a full time permanent opportunity and can be based in any of our corporate locations globally.
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.
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.