Full-Time

Field Operations Lead

Posted on 7/19/2023

KoBold Metals

KoBold Metals

51-200 employees

AI-driven ethical mineral exploration

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics
Energy

Senior

Lusaka, Zambia

Required Skills
Communications
Management
Requirements
  • At least 5 years of experience - preferably in Zambia - conducting field operations in mineral exploration & mining, oil & gas or a related industry
  • Demonstrated commitment to and familiarity with developing and implementing high standards of health & safety in the workplace
  • The ability to problem-solve in remote environments
  • The ability to work in remote and isolated locations for extended periods of time
  • Must speak, read, and write in English
  • A high degree of independence and the ability to work effectively with limited supervision
  • Familiarity with Project Management principles and managing projects remotely
  • Enjoyment in working with people in a wide variety of disciplines and different parts of the world
  • Interest in contributing broadly to the success of the company and eager to pitch in where needed
  • Valid First Aid Certification
  • Run programs in different countries and/or remote environments
  • Worked in a small company or as a member of a very small team with a broad mandate working in a fast paced project environment
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation
  • Trained or experience operating heavy equipment
Responsibilities
  • Operations Control Center: Maintain daily contact with and monitor the status of KoBold personnel and contractors while in the field. Maintain close communication with the Project Geologist and Project Data Scientist
  • Reporting: Execute and maintain KoBold's system for tracking health & safety incidents and provide periodic reporting
  • Compliance: Understand applicable local laws and regulations and the practices of our joint venture partners and ensure that we follow them in all our operations
  • Field Service Contractors: Identify, evaluate, contract with, and manage contractors and vendors for a wide range of field operations, from camp construction to helicopter transport to emergency medical services
  • Logistics: Arrange for the shipment of equipment and material to and from KoBold's project sites
  • Local Management: Deploy to remote project locations as required to implement and manage programs
  • Process Improvement: Creating ways of working that allow us to continue to work more effectively and to be nimble so that we can support machine-learning-driven dynamic field programs, where we adapt our plan based on the data we collect at each stage
  • Stakeholder Engagement: WIth leadership direction and support, help represent KoBold Metals with local stakeholders

KoBold Metals stands out as a dynamic workplace due to its pioneering use of AI and statistical modeling in mineral exploration. With a specialized focus on ethically discovering critical battery metals, the company propels the electric vehicle industry forward while prioritizing sustainable practices. This commitment not only positions KoBold Metals as a leader in a crucial sector but also fosters a culture of innovation and responsibility among its workforce.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding

$410.3M

Headquarters

Berkeley, California

Founded

2018

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

20%

1 year growth

66%

2 year growth

168%
INACTIVE