Studies Coordinator

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Northern Copperbelt, Zambia, USA

Posted on: 2023-12-04

Category: materials

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About the company:

KoBold Metals is pioneering Digital Exploration by applying statistical modeling, big data aggregation, and foundational ore-deposit science to materially improve the pace and efficacy of natural resources exploration. We are deploying our Machine Prospector tool to discover new ethical sources of Ni, Cu, Co, and Li critical for the electric vehicle revolution.



About the Company

KoBold Metals Zambia is a Zambian-led company exploring for the ore deposits that will become the next generation of new mines in Zambia.

KoBold Metals Zambia is the Zambian affiliate of KoBold Metals, a U.S.-based company exploring around the world for battery metals using proprietary AI to guide exploration decisions. Our business is discovering, defining, expanding, and developing mineral resources, and our objective is to achieve a step-change improvement in exploration success resulting in more tier 1 resources discovered faster, with fewer failures, and with far less exploration capital.

KoBold is privately held and its investors include: institutional asset managers T. Rowe Rice and Canada Pension Plan Investments; technology venture capitalists Andreessen Horowitz, Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures, BOND Capital, Standard Investments, and Sam Altman’s Apollo Projects; and leading natural resources companies Equinor, Mitsubishi, and BHP.

KoBold Metals Zambia is building a rapidly growing team of Zambian geologists, operators, and executives to identify, acquire, explore, and develop exploration opportunities and mineral resources drawing upon KoBold’s technology and the expertise of colleagues worldwide.

About the Position:

KoBold Metal’s Mingomba deposit in Zambia is a top-tier, sediment-hosted copper deposit that, once brought into full production, should be capable of producing in excess of 250,000 tonnes of copper annually. KoBold is seeking 1-2 Studies Coordinators to support the studies work related to preparation of a pre-feasibility study, feasibility study, and beyond.

The role will have a specific focus on supporting on-site work for the hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, mining, and metallurgy components of the study, and work closely with the global studies team. We seek a dynamic and driven individual who holds a degree in mining, geology, or metallurgy, and is enthusiastic about contributing to our team's success.

The Studies Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

Data Collection and Analysis

    • Collaborate study team to identify, collect, and synthesize relevant data.
    • Ensure data accuracy and accessibility.
    • Assisting in the interpretation and analysis of data, as needed.

Consultant Coordination

    • Serve as primary liaison with consultants once consultants are selected.
    • Oversee the timely submission of reports and other deliverables.
    • Maintain strong working relationships, communicating feedback effectively.

Report Compilation and Synthesis

    • Assist in compiling data and findings into pre-feasibility study reports.
    • Work closely with the studies team to synthesize data for decision-making.

Logistics Coordination

    • Organize and oversee all logistical requirements for on-site studies
    • Coordinate transportation, accommodation, and equipment, as needed.
    • Anticipate and address logistical challenges to ensure smooth study operations.

Timeline Management

    • Monitor and update project timelines to guarantee studies remain on schedule.
    • Report any potential delays, challenges, or issues to senior management and work proactively to mitigate them.

Payment Management

    • Manage payments to consultants, service providers, and suppliers, ensuring accuracy and adherence to budgetary constraints.
    • Maintain detailed financial records for each study.

Candidates are required to have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining, Geology, or Metallurgy 
  • At least 2 years of experience in studies-related work
  • Passion for a career in the mining and metallurgy industry
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • A self-starter, execution focused and a strong collaborator
  • Proficiency in data management and analysis tools
  • Willingness to work on-site and travel to various locations within Zambia, as required
  • Strong commitment to KoBolds high ethical values (safety, community, enviro., etc.)


Excellent candidates will also have the following:

  • Experiences preparing and managing budgets
  • Familiarity with the mining industry within the Copperbelt region


We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all people.

Location: Northern Copperbelt, Zambia

This position is a full-time contract role. 

At this time we are only accepting applications from Zambian nationals.


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