Reporting to the Superintendent, Strategic Planning, the Chief Geologist leads the geosciences team within the Strategic Planning department and coordinates the efforts of their team with various departments on site depending on the needs of the business.
Responsibilities include leading or assisting with various aspects inside the group; coaching and mentoring team members, geoscience model development and improvement, operational geoscience support, geometallurgy, exploration, budget management and reserve reporting.
In addition to the above responsibilities, the successful candidate must have outstanding problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills and be a motivated self-starter, who can remain organized and prioritize contending demands in a fast-paced team environment.
Join us in the Highland Valley and enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, such as hiking, skiing, fishing, and golf! The mine site is a 50-minute drive from Kamloops, BC which provides all of the comforts of city living. The mine site is also close to Merritt, Ashcroft, and Logan Lake, which all exude a small town community atmosphere.
Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
Safely deliver on drilling programs through effective contractor management and coordination with operations groups
Interpretation of drilling data, structural mapping and geological features as related to ore body genesis and material properties such as hardness, material type, and densities
Development and continuous improvement of geoscience models, including but not limited to: Cu/Mo grade models, bornite, oxides, clays/alteration, and integrating geoscience models with predictive production models such as throughput and recovery
Communicate effectively with operating and technical groups and liaise with outside agencies to meet the operation’s overall objectives
Explore and assess new technologies to support or improve geoscience activities at HVC that integrate with planning and operations and mitigate geoscience related risks
Develop a medium and long-range strategic plan that incorporates all aspects of geoscience for Highland Valley Copper, including model development, production support, exploration drilling, Reserve and Resource reporting and land tenure
Contribute to cost control by participating in annual budget preparation, monitoring and reconciliation
Training, mentoring and coaching of employees to support career development goals
Perform other related duties as assigned
Bachelor degree in Geology or Geological Engineering or related.
Membership or eligibility for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC is required
A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in open pit or a closely related field with prior experience coordinating and supervising a geology team
Excellent communication and people skills to ensure the successful implementation and management of geological projects
Experience in Geostatistics, practical variography and Leapfrog is considered a strong
At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.
Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.
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