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Manager - Exploration (Philippines)

Kasibu Nueva Vizcaya Philippines

Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values – Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork – which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

Check us out - www.oceanagold.com

Job Description

  • Facilitate and supervise the implementation and completion of exploration programs and regularly report on progress to senior management;
  • Effectively communicate exploration strategy to Company stakeholders such as banks, brokers, analysts, and shareholders as required;
  • Act as Principal’s Representative for surface drilling contracts and other contracts as required;
  • Provide accurate and timely exploration information for statutory Company reporting, stock exchange reports and media statements;
  • Maintain exploration permit portfolio and ensure all statutory requirements are fulfilled;
  • Monitor activity of competitors and identify business threats or opportunities that may exist because of these activities;
  • Undertake project appraisals and make recommendations to senior management regarding joint venture acquisition opportunities;
  • Provide leadership of the exploration teams and specific supervision and coaching of Exploration Geologists;
  • Assist with the design, preparation and implementation of an exploration strategy aligned with corporate objectives;
  • Prepare annual budgets, forecasts and operating plans as required; and
  • Comply with all safety and regulatory requirements.


  • Behaviour consistent with OceanaGold Corp. Values and the OceanaGold Way;
  • Registered Geologist;
  • Postgraduate qualifications highly regarded;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of postgraduate experience in the mining industry;
  • Experience in gold and copper-gold exploration required with significant experience in Porphyry copper-gold and LS and HS epithermal gold mineralisation;
  • Experience with the application and interpretation of geological, geochemical, geophysical, and drilling exploration techniques;
  • Exposure to a variety of commodity types, exploration techniques, mining methods, and operational environments;
  • Understanding of resource estimation methodology and geostatistics;
  • Strong team leadership and management skills;
  • Skills in budgeting and forecasting; and
  • Drive for continuous improvement and innovation.

Additional Information

  • Highly attractive remuneration package inclusive of health and life insurance benefits
  • Great opportunities for career advancement with an international mining company
  • Friendly roster with great onsite foods, accommodation, and with transport from point of hire is provided for non-Didipio residents
  • Professional development skills training opportunities provided


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website:

Applications close 10 January 2024.  Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in the Philippines.


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