Anglo American

Senior Data Scientist - Geosciences

Job description

Business Unit / Group Function:
Technical & Sustainability
Data Analytics
Open Location
Reference Id:
Experience / Work Type:
Associate / Permanent Employee
Closing Date:
08 October, 2021

Closing Date: 08 October, 2021


Company Description:

Senior Data Geoscientist

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.

Job Description:

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
    • Competitor activities
    • 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

Additional information:

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.

Applications Close

8 October 2021


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