Junior Hydrogeologist

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Solwezi, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Company Name: FQM

Company Summary:

Job Description:

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.
Job description:
To assist the Senior Hydrogeologist in implementing Hydrogeological activities and to ensure a high standard of data collection and capturing, site supervision and reporting. The role requires core hydrogeological skills to provide inputs as well as support in developing, reviewing and conducting activities relating to the groundwater system.
Key Responsibilities

Water levels, pump volumes and discharge volumes are monitored and captured at specific intervals. Verbal and written reporting is required.
High standard of monitoring is maintained and developed to ensure accurate hydrogeological information.
Information is reported in a timeously and accurate manner.
Contractors concerning hydrogeological drilling and consultants for hydrogeological studies are managed effectively.
Drill site supervision to ensure safety standards and deliverables are met.
Hydrogeological activities are planned and implemented in liaison with all relevant Mine sections.
Interact with departments such as Mine Planning, Geology, Survey and Environmental Management as well as ensuring that mine plans and geotechnical engineering standards are considered.
All appropriate work instructions & standards are adhered to.
Meetings are attended as per instruction.
Work practices do not endanger the safety of others.


Bachelor’s degree in Hydrogeology, Geology or equivalent, from a recognized University/Institution


At least three to five years’ relevant work experience in a similar role
Experience in mine water balance calculations
Experience in large-scale mine dewatering systems
Experience in depressurization systems
Experience in managing drilling and pump testing programs
Proficiency using GIS software
Exposure to air-percussion and diamond drilling
Experience overseeing drilling operations and contractors
Solid understanding of Geological processes and how they relate to the groundwater environment


Must be highly detail-oriented
Must have a thorough and methodical approach to routine tasks as well as problem solving
Must be willing to work well with colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds
Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities
Must be self-motivated
Ability to work independently
Strong analytical thinking skills


 Member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ)
Valid driver’s license (manual transmission)

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