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Mining Industry Geologist / Geophysicist / Consultant

ProSidian Consulting, LLC

Company Description

ProSidian is a Management and Operations Consulting Firm focusing on providing value to clients through tailored solutions based on industry-leading practices. We help forward-thinking clients solve problems and improve operations. With a reputation for its strong CONUS/OCONUS practice spanning six solution areas, ProSidian services focus on the broad spectrum of Risk Management, Compliance, Business Process, IT Effectiveness, Energy & Sustainability, and Human Capital.

Launched by former Big 4 Management Consultants; our multidisciplinary teams bring together the talents of nearly 190 professionals globally to complete a wide variety of engagements for Private Companies, Fortune 1,000 Enterprises, and Government Agencies of all sizes. Our Services are deployed across the enterprise, target drivers of economic profit (growth, margin, and efficiency), and are aligned at the intersections of assets, processes, policies, and people delivering value.

ProSidian clients represent a broad spectrum of industries to include but are not limited to Energy, Manufacturing, Chemical, Retail, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Banking & Financial Services, Transportation, Federal and State Government Agencies. Learn More About ProSidian Consulting at

Job Description

ProSidian Seeks a Mining Industry Geologist / Geophysicist / Consultant [541690 Contract Contingent] located in Cape Town South Africa to support an engagement for U.S. Govt. International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) providing assistance on technical, regulatory, environmental, and financial management for national development on a range of energy and non-energy resources. Key Areas of Focus: 1) policy, legal, and regulatory reform; 2) technical, operational, and economic analysis; 3) financial mechanisms and market creation; 4) economic mgmt. , transparency and fiscal policy; 5) environmental impacts and social and community issues related to resource development. ProSidian provides technical assistance and training related to four Capacity Challenges: 1) TECHNICAL understanding of resources and new extractive technologies / techniques 2) FINANCIAL mgmt. of revenues from the sector 3) LEGAL best practices for international laws and regulations 4) ENVIRONMENTAL protections for people and environment from sector impacts. Typical country stakeholders include: Govt. officials (national, municipal, regional and village levels); Legislators; national, state, and local regulators; communities (inc. vulnerable groups).

Candidates shall work to support requirements as a Mining Industry Geologist / Geophysicist / Consultant and provide industry technical expertise, experience, training, and support with Energy, Extractives, and Renewable Energy concerns including detailed structural analyses, advanced interpretation of remote sensing data, and regional- to deposit-scale structural evaluation. Participate in a highly integrated, multi-functional team (including geoscience, engineering, land and regulatory), tasked with opportunity generation, as well as drilling and producing interests. Advise and assist stakeholders to define the controls on ore distribution, geotechnical domains, and hydrogeological pathways. In many terranes, exploration is becoming focused on discovering deeper ore bodies and this trend requires a much more reliable understanding of the geometry of structures in the third dimension. This need is driving the development and application of 3D modeling and visualization techniques which are the domains of the Mining Industry Geologist / Geophysicist. Support engagements with use of software such as Gocad, Geomodeller, and Leapfrog with field structural analyses to ensure that mineralization targets are defined by multiple exploration and mining parameters and are directly focused on adding value to the project.

Provide technical expertise, experience, training, and support to estimate mineral resources for mining and exploration projects for mineral commodities by applying geological experience, innovation and technology within industry accepted guidelines. This person will be involved in all technical job-related activities to support geophysics, geology and environmental investigations. Mining Industry Geologist / Geophysicistalso compile technical reports for the investment community as required by legislation and provide geological advice to institutional and industrial clients prior to investment decisions, including economic assessments and project evaluations. Mining Industry Geologist / Geophysicist ma also provides advice and assistance with audits on Mining Industry programs and provide assistance in planning exploration projects.

  • Train and support stakeholders in requirements and processes for developing data packages for tender
  • apply sophisticated and innovative software in a broad range of applied specialized disciplines (such as remote sensing, geophysics, structural geology, geological modeling, and geochemistry) for exploration targeting aimed at discovering new deposits.
  • Train and support stakeholders on topics related to resource and reserve estimations as well as Mining Industry planning review, design, and implementation
  • Lead prospect evaluations, perform development geology, mapping potential field extensions, create data gathering plans and work with teams to create development plans.
  • Map potential field extensions to help guide development efforts and create data gathering plans; analyze and monitor logging, coring, drill cut samples, etc.
  • Integrate large amounts of data into both regional and prospect level interpretations and use well logs and historic good data to delineate and build isopachs, cross-sections, and reservoir mapping.
  • Identify exploration opportunities for subsurface mapping, data organization, interpretation and integration, presentation, communication, collaboration with other disciplines, adaptability, multitasking, decision making and software skills.
  • Integrate geologic, geophysical, and production data while mapping, planning and executing drilling and development plans.
  • Work closely with Drilling, Land, Government Affairs, Operations, Reservoir Engineering, and Legal, etc. to achieve stakeholder objectives.
  • help clients generate of detailed isopach maps, lithofacies maps, structure maps, and cross-sections from mining logs, cores, seismic interpretation, surface geology, remote sensing and other geological tools
  • liaising with specialist contractors and suppliers, such as cement companies or suppliers of drilling fluids
  • monitoring safety and ensuring the good maintenance and adhering to environmental protection standards, in some cases through direct discussion with local governments to ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • establishing and administering drilling and service contracts and coordinate engineering design and the planning of wells (including development work)


Leadership, Communication, Government financial management, budgeting, financial modeling, reporting, presentations and at least (10) years Management in fields related to Oil, Gas, Extractives with specialty in management and operations, law, geology, policy, valuations, Corporate Finance, M&A, Energy Investments, environmental policy compliance, Energy Development, Energy Infrastructure, Commodities Management, or Natural Resource markets.

The focus of this work shall be in priority regions countries across The Western Hemisphere [Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, and Suriname] | Europe And Eurasia [Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Albania, and Ukraine] | In Sub-Saharan Africa [Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa] | In The Middle East And North Africa [Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia] | and In Asia And The Pacific [India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Burma, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka]

The Mining Industry Geologist / Geophysicist / Consultant shall have Minimum of Ten (10) years of consecutive employment in a position with comparable responsibilities within the past five (5) years, Must be able to use a computer to communicate via email; and Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Power point) and related tools and technology required for the position.

  • BA/BS, MA/MS and/or Ph.D. in Geology or Geophysics (or related fields) and minimum 7-10 years of experience in conventional Mining development, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in applied unconventional environments.
  • Operations geology experience, preferably with horizontal drilling and competency across generalist geological skills, e.g. subsurface mapping, log analysis, seismic interpretation, stratigraphy, structure etc.
  • 10 years of experience and work history with hands-on applications in the geophysical sciences and/or environmental industry including experience and knowledge of investigation techniques.
  • Ability to work well and communicate strongly within a multi-functional and integrated team and handle high workloads, for example simultaneously steering multiple projects while planning others.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and knowledge of Geographic or other geologic software systems
  • Strong analytical background and skills including the ability to understand stratigraphy and well plans in 3 dimensions with demonstrated leadership, adaptability, and ability to work in a multi-functional team.
  • Significant experience and advanced expertise in unconventional environments, carbonate and complex mineralogy environments, and/or geosteering applications.
  • Working knowledge of Geosoft Oasis montaj, GIS (e.g. ArcView) and data management (e.g. MS Access) software are preferred.
  • Experience with digital geophysical mapping (Geonics EM61 MK2 and Geometrics G858), global positioning systems and data processing will be highly regarded.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, all employees are required to fulfill all requirements of the roles for which they are employed; establish, manage, pursue, and fulfill annual goals and objectives with at least three (3) Goals for each of the firms Eight Prosidian Global Competencies [1 - Personal Effectiveness | 2 - Continuous Learning | 3 - Leadership | 4 - Client Service | 5 - Business Management | 6 - Business Development | 7 - Technical Expertise | 8 - Innovation & Knowledge Sharing (Thought Leadership)]; and to support all business development and other efforts on behalf of ProSidian Consulting.


  • Teamwork – ability to foster teamwork collaboratively as a participant, and effectively as a team leader
  • Leadership – ability to guide and lead colleagues on projects and initiatives
  • Business Acumen – understanding and insight into how organizations perform, including business processes, data, systems, and people
  • Communication – ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders of all levels orally and in writing
  • Motivation – persistent in pursuit of quality and optimal client and company solutions
  • Agility – ability to quickly understand and transition between different projects, concepts, initiatives, or work streams
  • Judgment – exercises prudence and insight in decision-making process while mindful of other stakeholders and long-term ramifications
  • Organization – ability to manage projects and activity, and prioritize tasks

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  • Business Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Business Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.
  • Commitment - to work with smart, interesting people with diverse backgrounds to solve the biggest challenges across private, public and social sectors
  • Curiosity – the ideal candidate exhibits an inquisitive nature and the ability to question the status quo among a community of people they enjoy and teams that work well together
  • Humility – exhibits grace in success and failure while doing meaningful work where skills have impact and make a difference
  • Willingness - to constantly learn, share, and grow and to view the world as their classroom

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ProSidian Employee Benefits and Highlights: Your good health and well-being are important to ProSidian Consulting. At ProSidian, we invest in our employees to help them stay healthy and achieve work-life balance. That’s why we are also pleased to offer the Employee Benefits Program, designed to promote your health and personal welfare. Our growing list of benefits currently include the following for Full Time Employees:

  • Competitive Compensation: Pay range begins in the competitive ranges with Group Health Benefits, Pre-tax Employee Benefits, and Performance Incentives. For medical and dental benefits, the Company contributes a fixed dollar amount each month towards the plan you elect. Contributions are deducted on a Pre-tax basis.
  • Group Medical Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian partners with BC/BS, to offer a range of medical plans, including high-deductible health plans or PPOs. ||| Group Dental Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian dental carriers - Delta, Aetna, Guardian, and MetLife.
  • Group Vision Health Insurance Benefits:ProSidian offers high/low vision plans through 2 carriers: Aetna and VSP.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan: 401(k) Retirement Savings Plans help you save for your retirement for eligible employees. A range of investment options are available with a personal financial planner to assist you. The Plan is a pre-tax Safe Harbor 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.
  • Vacation and Paid Time-Off (PTO) Benefits: Eligible employees use PTO for vacation, a doctor’s appointment, or any number of events in your life. Currently these benefits include Vacation/Sick days – 2 weeks/3 days | Holidays - 10 ProSidian and Government Days are given.
  • Pre-Tax Payment Programs: Pre-Tax Payment Programs currently exist in the form of a Premium Only Plan (POP). These Plans offer a full Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan and a tax benefit for eligible employees.
  • Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plans: We want you to achieve financial success. We offer a Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plan through The Corporate Perks Benefit Program. This provides special discounts for eligible employees on products and services you buy on a daily basis.
  • Security Clearance: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are Security Clearance requirements for Engagement Teams handling sensitive Engagements in the Federal Marketplace. A Security Clearance is a valued asset in your professional portfolio and adds to your credentials.
  • ProSidian Employee & Contractor Referral Bonus Program: ProSidian Consulting will pay up to 5k for all referrals employed for 90 days for candidates submitted through our Referral Program.
  • Performance Incentives: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are performance incentives associated with each new client that each employee works to pursue and support.
  • Flexible Spending Account: FSAs help you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent day care expenses on a pre-tax basis. You determine your projected expenses for the Plan Year and then elect to set aside a portion of each paycheck into your FSA.
  • Supplemental Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: If you want extra protection for yourself and your eligible dependents, you have the option to elect supplemental life insurance. D&D covers death or dismemberment from an accident only.
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance: Disability insurance plans are designed to provide income protection while you recover from a disability.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - See Below Instructions On The Best Way To Apply

ProSidian Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ProSidian Consulting has made a pledge to the Hiring Our Heroes Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the “I Hire Military” Initiative of The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) for the State of North Carolina. All applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of Veteran Status.

Furthermore, we believe in "HONOR ABOVE ALL" - be successful while doing things the right way. The pride comes out of the challenge; the reward is excellence in the work.



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