Project Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer

Project Geologist / Geotechnical Engineer

Annons: 26346808
Yrke: Geolog
Arbetsgivare: Avannaa Exploration Services AB
Arbetets ort: Kiruna, Norrbottens län
Senaste ansökningsdatum: 2022-08-21
Publiceringsdatum: 2022-07-22


Arbetslivserfarenhet: Geolog
Språk: Engelska


About the company

Avannaa Exploration Services AB is a young and expanding company based in Kiruna, Sweden. We are a mineral exploration consultancy specializing in geological and geotechnical data collection and interpretation for mineral exploration and mine development projects in Northern Sweden.

About the role

We require a passionate and experienced Project Geologist or Geotechnical Engineer. The chosen candidate will work on a variety of iron ore mining projects for a globally recognised miner, being responsible for supervising geological and geotechnical data collection on projects at different development stages ranging from greenfield exploration to feasibility studies to advanced production stages, both at open-pit and underground operations, in the ‘Malmfälten’ mining Province of Northern Sweden.

Main responsibilities

  • Supervision of geological and geotechnical core-logging, ensuring best practice is followed.
  • Audit and perform adequate quality control checks of various data sets, overseeing QA/QC protocols to ensure the highest quality of data
  • Leadership and training of technical teams, demonstrating continuous improvement of technical performance
  • Project progress and technical reporting
  • Accountability for meeting project aims and objectives
  • Ensuring continued good client and contractor relations
  • Assist management with planning of project staff and logistical needs

Experience requirements

Those who apply should be flexible and service-oriented, have a good ability to collaborate and enjoy working in a multicultural team. Superior communication, interpersonal, client service skills combined with a strong attention to detail and a high degree of integrity is required.

A minimum of 3 years experience working on mining or exploration drilling projects is a prerequisite, preferably with some experience leading technical teams. A strong understanding of core-logging best practice is required, with good knowledge of parameters such as Q-System, RMR, MRMR as well as general geological and structural logging, and geochemical sampling practices.

Previous experience managing surface or underground exploration drill rigs and contractors is favorable. Proficiency in MS Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams) is also required as is the use and understanding of geo-database, GIS software, and 3D modeling software.

Education and qualifications

The candidate must have a BSc or MSc degree in Geology or Geotechnical Engineering.

Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate fluently in English in both speaking and writing is mandatory. Knowledge of Swedish is advantageous.

A full, clean driving license is also mandatory for this position.


The position will be based in Kiruna, with work being predominantly undertaken at our client’s facilities in Kiruna and Gällivare.

What we offer:

An exciting opportunity for an independent and developing scope of work within large and interesting projects in the mining industry. Opportunity for continued competence development and support from knowledgeable colleagues and management.

If you are interested in outdoor life, Northern Sweden's beautiful nature is just around the corner with many great outdoor experiences to offer in Europe’s last remaining true wilderness.

Contract: 1 year with potential for a permanent position

Salary: Monthly

Remuneration: Negotiable based on education and experience

Workdays: Monday-Friday regular office hours with occasional overtime dependent upon project requirements.

We can be of assistance in finding accommodation in Kiruna if needed.

Applicants please send a cover letter and CV to General Manager Lewis Wild or call +46 (0)76 110 6417 for further information.