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Safety Lead


Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date: December 15, 2020 


Located in northwestern British Columbia, Galore Creek is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation, a partnership between Newmont Mining Corporation and Teck Resources Limited, is committed to improving the project economics and advancing the asset towards development. Working closely with the Tahltan Nation and other 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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Reporting to the Project Director and Manager, Geoscience and Field Programs, the Safety Lead is the health and safety coordinator for all on-site operations at a remote, helicopter-only accessible site as well as the Galore Creek office in Vancouver, providing support on the development and management of the project H&S programs to ensure operational compliance to safety standards, and risk mitigation in order to promote a safety focused culture. The Safety Lead is responsible for planning, managing, documenting, and reporting on health and safety activities, training, procedures, policies, commitments, incidents, and statistics for the site as well as the Vancouver office; promoting a safety-focused culture based on courageous safety leadership; and establishing, maintaining, and managing a safety committee for the site and office.

Located at the Galore Creek Uhtlān Exploration Fly-in Access Camp, Northwestern BC during field season and in Vancouver, British Columbia during off-season, the successful candidate for this defined-term position (18 months) with Galore Creek would ideally have a start date of February 1, 2020.


Key Responsibilities

  • Be a courageous safety leader, lead by example, and foster a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values of health, safety, environment, and communities shared by the Asset Owners (Teck and Newmont);
  • Work closely with the Project team and Asset Owner(s)’s health, safety, and risk groups, conduct operational risk assessments, develop controls to manage risks, build the site safety culture, and advance risk management strategies, and at all times hold the safety of employees as the highest priority. Promote a positive reporting culture on site;
  • Conduct research to identify potential risks associated with equipment and the physical environment, identify ways to mitigate risks, and create emergency response plans;
  • Work with the Health and Safety Working Group and Partner representatives to align the Project’s and Asset Owners health and safety policies, procedures, reporting, and initiatives, and ensure proper distribution of all documentation to advisory and management committees as required;
  • Document all workplace incidents and investigations, and ensure that records are up to date;
  • Compile and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual health and safety reports, report leading and lagging indicators of health and safety activities, conditions, and incidents using appropriate systems and tools, and ensure that Senior Management, appropriate regulatory agencies, and employees are alerted in a timely manner of all medical aids, injuries, high-potential incidents, potentially fatal events, and fatalities;
  • Ensure alignment between Project and Owners (Teck and Newmont) health and safety management programs, objectives, and specific initiatives;
  • Research, procure, and provide appropriate safety training and personal protective equipment for staff, contractors, and visitors to the site and the office;
  • Document health and safety statistics and develop strategies on how to achieve specific health and safety target levels in collaboration with site safety representatives;
  • Understand, embrace, and champion Galore Creek’s Courageous Safety Leadership Culture;
  • Continuously seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards and work to mitigate and manage associated risks in the workplace;
  • Consistently follow Galore Creek’s health and safety policies and practices and demonstrate safety leadership to others;
  • Understand the principles of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Risk Mitigation;
  • Continuously monitor various risk factors associated with project execution and implement appropriate corrective actions as required;
  • Make courageous decisions to stop or defer work if health and safety conditions are deemed unsatisfactory; and
  • Proactively resolve or seek support as appropriate to resolve safety hazards and issues.
  • The above accountabilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


Key Competencies, Knowledge & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is desirable, as are specific safety trainings such as First Aid, WHMIS, TDG, Confined Spaces, Food Safe, etc.;
  • Greater than 5 years’ experience in mineral exploration or oil & gas, drill programs, and working in remote helicopter-supported environments;
  • Experience with hands-on implementation of values-based approaches to industrial safety at remote sites;
  • Ability to recognize health and safety hazards and manage associated risks;
  • Experience and background to recognize potential hazards and risks associated with climates and terrains related to the project site;
  • Experience with design and implementation of health and safety programs and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Capacity to proactively resolve safety hazards and issues, and courage to stop or defer work if health and safety conditions are deemed unsatisfactory;
  • Experience with reporting leading and lagging indicators of health and safety activities/conditions/incidents using appropriate systems and tools;
  • Experience with the design, implementation, and review of audit/peer review processes targeting identified health and safety gaps and controls used in mitigation of high risk activities;
  • Continuously monitor best practice methodologies and implement as appropriate;
  • Ability to proactively identify community issues/opportunities and seek early involvement of community specialists as appropriate;
  • Understand the regulatory framework British Columbia as it relates to health and safety at exploration and mine sites and in the workplace;
  • Understand the principles of Safety Management System, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation, Critical Controls, Hierarchy of Controls and use of Risk Control Register;
  • Ability to leverage an understanding and experience of the business of exploration and resource sector with health and safety best practices to design appropriate exploration safety programs;
  • Experience with conducting high level assessments of health and safety risks in order to identify potential hazards and risks associated with the project equipment, camp, office, physical environments, and stages of exploration including drilling and other geological/engineering activities;
  • Ability to develop, document, and deliver hazard and risk assessments and emergency response plans; and
  • Ability to analyze incidents using recognized methods like ICAM to understand and recommend corrective actions as well as improvements to health and safety practices and procedures.


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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