Exploration Geologist

Job location:
Dorset, United Kingdom
Created moment:
May 3, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08224

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Exploration Geologist

Job Summary

Role: Exploration Geologist

Contract: Fixed term contract for 12 months

Salary: Up to £30K

Location: Dorset - Wareham 

Hours: 7:30pm-3:30pm Monday-Friday  

Are you a Geologist passioned about Mining? What about an opportunity to work in the Dorset  countryside on an exploration project for Imerys?  

The project:

The activities take place in two areas; Dorset and South Devon around Wareham and  Newton Abbot. There are eight operational mines currently across the two areas. Exploration for  new Ball Clay minerals is ongoing annually as reserves are depleted. 

Your role:

You will manage the upcoming 2024 Dorset Ball Clay exploration project, logging and  sampling of drill core. Your focus will be primarily with the UK Ball Clays geology and mining area  which extracts approximately 300k tonnes of ore and 2M tonnes of waste annually.

Your responsibilities:

The key aspect of your role is to manage the Dorset 2024 and future exploration projects. As our Geologist, you will assist in the digitisation of historical drilling records and propose and define future exploration campaigns in conjunction with the geology team.

 This will involve; 

  • Liaison with landowners, 

  • Pre and post site surveys, 

  • Contractor management, 

  • Safety compliance, 

  • Site supervision, 

  • Logging and sampling of drill core, 

  • Management of samples, 

  • Liaison with QC laboratory for testing, 

  • Validating assays and database management, 

  • Collaboration with the wider geology and mining team.

What’s in for you?

You will be working for Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialty  solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide. Imerys delivers high  value-added, functional solutions to diversified sets of industrial sectors, from processing industries  to consumer goods. We support your professional development including training, costs, offering a  competitive salary and other benefits such as;

  • Company sick pay entitlement after 6 months service, 

  • Life Assurance, 

  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan, 

  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, 

  • Income Protection for DC members, 

  • Long Service awards, 

  • Reward Hub & Local Discounts, 

  • Flu Vouchers, 

  • Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme, 

  • Health & Wellbeing Programme, Eye Care Vouchers, 

  • Cycle to work scheme

What we ask you in return:

You must to be self-sufficient and self-motivated with the capability  to plan and take personal responsibility for undertaking a range of designated tasks without  direct supervision and ideally have; 

  • Degree level qualified in science or engineering. 

  • Geology or exploration geology direct and relevant experience working in mining environment for at least 2 years. 

  • Direct and relevant experience in project management and delivery on-time and on-budget.

  • A comprehensive CPD record. 

  • Full driving licence. 

  • Excellent IT skills together with familiarisation of one of the major geological modelling  software packages, preferably GEOVIA (Surpac) or Seequent (Leapfrog/ MXDeposit).

  • A team player with the ability to develop and maintain relationships of mutual respect at all  levels in a challenging working environment. 

  • Good leadership and motivation skills.  

To apply for this opportunity and to join Imerys;

Please follow the instructions below or contact;  lia.welch@imerys.co.uk for more details.  

Our people are important to us, our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and whilst maintaining the  health, safety and environmental standards on site, for yourself and others around you, we’re an  organisation with a wealth of career and development opportunities that allow you to tap into your  full potential.

Position Type

Full time


Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.