Cover Letter Sample for Fresh Geological Engineering Graduates
|Mail Box 32, Uhulu StreetNairobi Kenya
Mr. Mike Living
Human Resource Manager
Peonagon Exploration Inc.
Re: Geological Engineer
I am writing this application letter to apply for this job position as advertised in the Daily Graphic on Monday, September 1st, 2012.
As a graduate in Geological Engineering from Nairobi University, I am looking forward in applying my technical skills to the ongoing exploration project at Peonagon Exploration Inc.
Having been part of a geological project at Newmont International as a Geologists in their Olubee Exploration field, I have developed vast technical experience especially in geological data mapping and field data analysis.
Attached to my skills is my ability to use software programs such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Mapinfo/Discover and the MS Office 365. As a team member, I enjoy working with other related technical staff but I am also confident in working on sole projects and assuming task autonomously. Challenges are part my job description but I have a strong problem solving and analytic skills.
Most of all, I possess a strong communication and interpersonal skills along with my ability to respect the job ethics of any company
I am a strong candidate for this position and welcome the opportunity to meet you to further elaborate on my qualification and experience
Enclosure : Resume, Certificate
Job Description of a Geological Engineer
Geological Engineering combines the field of Geology and Engineering and emphasizes on how human beings can put the earth to a better use. Geological Engineers for instance studies and analyses the field where road or dam might be built. Another important monitoring ability of Geological Engineers is in the field for earthquake and volcanoes detection. As a Geological Engineer, one important application subject area is the field of geosciences. As broad as Geological Engineering can be, it has been divided into two main parts
Geotechnical Engineering – which deals in environmental effects on rocks, projects and soil in terms of stability.
Hydrogeology engineering which deals in pits and groundwater experiments. Geological Engineers also work on extraction and development of fossil fuel deposits
To become a Geological Engineer, one must be very good in Physics and Mathematics. A graduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering or related field Geosciences, Geography, Geophysics, and Civil Engineering are relevant. This field exposes the Engineer with a broad background in science and engineering.
Today employers are interested in Geological Engineers who are analytical with good communication and team work spirit. It also important to be up-to-date with Information Technology and utilize geological software to the maximum.
According to the College Finder, the top ranking Geological Engineering Universities includes:
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Rochester
- University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
- University of Wisconsin Madison
- Colorado School of Mines
- University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
- University of Utah
As a Geological Engineer, one is expected to perform the following responsibilities at work:
- Select a suitable site using geological navigation
- Consulting and working with other engineering geologists, consultants and contractors
- Using engineering principles to analyze and test deposits/bedrocks
- Applying the fundamentals in geology and engineering science to solve environmental problems
- Applying geology to obtain information as needed for engineering analysis and design
- Collecting data for analysis on the field
- Subjecting projects to meet set timelines and budget constraints