Cardinal Namdini Mining Careers: Database Geologist

Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited (CNML) is a subsidiary of Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd., which is duly listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). CNML is developing its’ primary asset located in the Upper East Region of Ghana with a strategic vision to build a world-leading, highly valuable and responsible world-class gold mining enterprise.

A new vacancy is currently available at Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited. The mining firm is looking for Database Geologist.

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Job Description

  • Location: Bolgatanga Mine Site
  • Unit: Geology 
  • Department: Minerals & Resource Management 
  • Job reports to: Senior Geologist 
  • Direct Reports: None

Job Purpose

The Database Geologist will administer and compile data to maintain geological and mining databases for resource estimation, grade control, and mining operations. The Incumbent will be a system administrator in charge of designing and implementing database interface with company Log Chief and Datashed software which are data capture and management tools.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Compile and administer geological exploration and production databases.
  • Understands and support MaxGeo solutions and software products.
  • Develop complex queries, triggers, and stored procedures.
  • Data Validation, Importing and exporting of exploration data.
  • Monitor and report exploration results and significant intercepts.
  • Produce weekly and monthly QA/QC statistics and assay analysis and reports.
  • Ensure geological databases have integrity periodical checks and updates.
  • Ensure that the database rules and validations remain valid and are working as expected and that all required database rules can work efficiently.
  • Liaise with database software clients and the IT department.
  • Perform any other related duties based on the exigencies of the Company as assigned by the Supervisor.
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Required Skills or Experience

Minimum qualification (s)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience or its equivalent.
  • AUSIMM/AIG / SAIMM / WAIMM affiliated or similar industry membership


  • 5 years working experience with 3 years in a similar role in a gold processing or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ T-SQL experience with proven ability to formulate solutions to high-level data problems.


  • SQL and visual basic software skills desirable.
  • Good understanding of Management Information Systems
  • Exposure to automating data capture.
  • Sound knowledge of risk management and loss prevention processes.
  • Strong presentation, organizational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge in using Micromine, Datamine or Leapfrog Geo will be an added advantage.



  • Highly computer literate in Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Office
  • Using or administering geological database systems (GBIS, aQuire, Datashed); SharePoint 2010
  • Previous experience with acQuire, Maxgeo or Datashed desirable.
  • Proactive and dynamic individual who thrives on challenges and is capable of working within a team-oriented environment.
  • Skill in putting protocols or systems to ensure the validated master database cannot be altered (either unintentionally or maliciously).
  • Suitable and reliable quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving and technical reporting skills

Leadership and behavioural attributes

  • Must be Competent in demonstrating the following:
  • Competent interpersonal relations.
  • Good team player in task involving cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of standards, methods, and procedures to work situation.
  • Ability to train and mentor team members and demonstrate safety leadership.
  • Results and action-oriented and solid work ethics with exceptional attention to details.
  • High Integrity with a reliable and positive attitude.
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Special conditions or requirements of the Job 

  • Working environment is multi-cultural and hence sensitivity is required
  • Valuing diversity and inclusion practices are essential.
  • Extended working hours involved.
  • Sense of Responsibility and Commitment.
  • Pro-activity and Dynamism.
  • Persistence and Flexibility.
  • Medically fit for the position and environment.

How To Apply: Cardinal Namdini Mining Careers: Database Geologist

Application ProcessWhen applying, please follow the guidelines below to maximize the success of your application: Include an application/ introductory letter of not more than 1 page, explaining why you believe you are the most suitable for the role you are applying for Include your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and limit it to a maximum of 5 pages Include copies of relevant academic certificates Include copies of relevant professional certifications Please put the job title you are applying for as the subject heading in the e-mail Applications, together with a detailed CV and the relevant proof of qualifications, should be addressed to: HR Manager, Cardinal Namdini Mining Limited, No.4 Luanda close, East Legon, Accra, Ghana: GA-377-0113 Please send all the relevant documents/applications electronically by attachment (preferably in PDF or MS Word) to the e-mail address below:
Closing Date31st  May, 2024
NoteOnly shortlisted candidates will be contacted
DisclaimerCNML is an equal-opportunities employer and does not ask for money transfers (payments or considerations) from job applicants during ANY stage of the recruitment process. Any applicant/ job-seeker who pays any money/consideration to any person (within or outside CNML) with an expectation or a promise of getting / offering a job does so at his/her own risk.
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