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Field Operations Superintendent


Smithers, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: May 10, 2024


Job Summary

Reporting to the Mine Manager, the Field Operations Superintendent is responsible for providing on site leadership and supervision of a large and complex prefeasibility study program on the Galore Creek project site, with responsibility for prioritizing the allocation of onsite resources across a multi-disciplinary team to achieve corporate objectives.  This role is responsible for collaborating with multi-disciplinary supervisors in planning, supervising, executing, and reporting of field operations and site sustaining activities, while meeting GCMC environmental and health and safety requirements. 


The 2024 field program is anticipated to include the operation of two remote camps, completion of a ~6,000 meter drill program, geotechnical test pitting, ground and airborne geophysics, road and bridge maintenance, mobile equipment maintenance, environmental baseline studies, and technical studies supported by five helicopters. 


The fulltime position will be field-based from approximately June 1st – October 1st, and office-based during the winter months. The field rotation schedule is expected to be a 17 in / 11 off schedule (inclusive of travel); however, this schedule is subject to change based on evolving field planning schedules. 


The initial start date is expected to be May 1, 2024.



Located in Tahltan Territory in northwestern British Columbia, Galore Creek is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC), a partnership between Newmont Corporation (Newmont) and Teck Resources Limited (Teck), is committed to advancing the asset towards a development decision with meaningful input from the Tahltan Nation and BC regulators. GCMC highly values its long-standing relationship with the Tahltan Nation, and continues to implement the 2006 Participation Agreement, including involving the Tahltan Nation in regulatory processes and review of environmental performance, and providing preferential contracting and employment opportunities.  Working closely with the Tahltan Nation and local communities, we strive for excellence in all our activities, with continuous improvement and responsible practices that contribute to sustainable development.  


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  • Be a courageous safety leader, leading by example and fostering a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values on health, safety, environment, and communities shared by shared by Teck and Newmont (the Partners).
  • Oversee and supervise all field operations across the Galore Creek project including diamond and sonic drilling, ground and airborne geophysics, environmental baseline surveys, site sustaining and construction activities, field mapping, geotechnical data collection, and earthworks ensuring that all work is achieved safely and efficiently. 
  • Contribute as a senior member of the site operations team, providing leadership and on-site supervision, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of complex, multi-faceted field programs anticipated to include operation of two or more camps, air operations including multiple helicopters, and multiple helicopter-portable diamond drills.   
  • Act as an Alternate Mine Manager for the Project, registered with the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI), responsible for the site when the Mine Manager is off site.  
  • Ensure that field operations adhere to permit obligations, legal requirements, and GCMC policies and procedures regarding health and safety, environmental protection, staffing and labour.    
  • Collaborate across the Project Team, including with the Technical Services, Engineering, and Social, Environmental, and Regulatory Affairs (SERA) groups to advance the project.
  • Provide Geoscience inputs to support the project study and design, including metallurgical, geotechnical, and environmental studies.   
  • Provide professional leadership and supervision for the project site, including drill contractors, aviation service provider(s), environmental baseline service provider(s), heavy equipment operators, kitchen and camp services, mechanical services, and general site labour.  
  • Supervise site operations, including activities in support of feasibility studies, environmental baseline studies, and asset management & maintenance programs.   
  • Contribute to the design, budgeting, planning, and contracting for field programs in close collaboration with other members of the Project Team to ensure that field programs provide the type and quality of data required and are delivered on time and on budget.   
  • Promote the company’s commitment to sustainability, the environment and health and safety; lead by example, and demonstrate honesty, sincerity, and openness to feedback.  Foster a culture of open communication, build relationships across the GCMC organization and externally.   
  • Assist in the development and management of contracts.
  • Maintain and develop the project assets.
  • Lead improvements to site regulatory compliance and environmental performance through remediation and reclamation efforts, improvements to site systems, and appropriate tracking of this work.
  • Develop multi-year plans to sustain site assets.
  • Ensure supervisors and contractors are operating to GCMC and all regulatory environmental and health and safety standards and participating in environmental and health and safety audits.
  • Supervise, mentor, and provide strategic direction to Supervisors and Leads of the Field Program, ensuring the completion of high-quality technical deliverables.
  •  Manage and directly oversee site-based Field Operations contracts and ensure appropriate supervision of contractors.
  • Lead daily site operations meetings, with a focus on ensuring safe and efficient execution of all Field Program scopes and ensuring appropriate planning and execution (including the effective functioning of the health and safety program).  


The above accountabilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.




  • Degree in engineering, geoscience, forestry, environmental sciences, or related field from an accredited institution, eligible for professional registration in British Columbia.  
  • 8-15 years of operational experience with increasing responsibility, preferably in mining and/or construction. Experience managing helicopter supported drill programs and geophysical programs, is considered a strong asset.
  • Strong leadership, project management, and team building skills; ability to motivate and inspire others, support employees, and ensure a safe, healthy, inclusive workforce. Enthusiasm to lead diverse multidisciplinary teams delivering on a broad range of project objectives in a remote camp setting.
  • Experience with design, sequencing, and execution of exploration programs or equivalent field programs.
  • Proven ability to successfully supervise operations within mining and/or construction permits and to build strong relationships with regulatory agencies. Experience with British Columbia’s permitting and mineral tenure systems is considered an asset.
  • Experience with permitting, assessment filings and tenure management is considered an asset.
  • High degree of motivation, strategic planning, and self-starting capabilities. 
  • Proven ability to prioritize, work under pressure with minimal guidance and meet tight deadlines. 
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a complex and dynamic environment, both independently and with a diverse multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with First Nations and Communities of Interest (COIs), strengthening and improving community perceptions and support for projects, and effectively managing social risks.
  • Proven ability to build and strengthen relationships within a team, and with Indigenous Peoples, regulators, service providers, and COIs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, meeting facilitation, and interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to present technical information to a variety of audiences, and write clear and concise reports.  
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs. 
  • Experience working with Geographic Information Systems software is an asset.
  • Hold a valid Shiftboss Certificate for Open Pit Mines or Mine Supervisor Certificate
  • Hold a valid driver’s Class 5 license, or equivalent.
  • Ability to work in remote terrain, uneven surfaces, and all-weather conditions. 
  • Ability to lift 50lbs. 


Pay Range (Annual Salary): $140,000 - $170,000




At Galore Creek, 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.


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