Principal Geologist

Average: 3.4 (45 votes)

Piran Rwanda Ltd holds mining licenses over the Musha-Ntunga mines in the eastern province of Rwanda. The company currently extracts Sn-Ta concentrate and is rapidly increasing production. An aggressive exploration programme is planned for the next 1 year to 18 months with the aim of defining significant new resources.

Title: Principal Geologist

Qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geoscience or equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of active mining sites including grade control practices and supporting mine planning activities.
  • Knowledge and experience of exploration projects including both diamond and RC drilling campaigns.
  • Experience in project management including the high-level judgment in the planning and organization of geology work.
  • Ability to compile comprehensive, high-quality reports and maps in accordance with the standard.
  • Experience working in the mining industry for at least 5yrs.
  • Good working knowledge of geological software including micro mini with the ability to train others for the performance of routine tasks.
  • Leadership capability on handling, delegating, training and conducting performance review for technical services staff.


Providing specialist geological services. Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Develop regional targets to the level of drill targets.
  • Prepare work plans and budgets for fieldwork and investigations
  • Manage execution of fieldwork and oversee work of junior geologists
  • Train graduate national geologists in appropriate field exploration skills and standards
  • Maintain highest QAQC standards throughout all work
  • Maintain and develop a safe working culture and working environment
  • Manage drilling activities at the project site and maintain communication/relationship with drilling supervisors.
  • Link regional work to detailed exploration and mining work from trial mining.
  • Compile monthly reports on exploration activities

Resource Development and Support of Trial Mining

  • Assist with development and implementation of grade sampling SOP’s at the trial mining areas
  • Assemble an up to date, clean Micromine database and project for the trial mining and grade sampling
  • Maintain up to date digitized mapping of underground developments
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the deposit model and build this data into future resource expansion activities.
  • Manage underground drilling activities
  • Assist geotechnical consultants with data requirements and ensure appropriate information is recorded from the mine as it develops
  • Assist the mining team with mine planning activities


Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications and attach below documents via email to

Addressed to; The General Manager Piran Rwanda Ltd explaining your suitability for the position,

  • Curriculum vitae with 3 referee names.
  • Copy of a degree.
  • Copy of National Identity Card.
  • The deadline for application is Thursday 22 December 2019.


Only Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.