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Senior Project Geologist

Location: 

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

Closing Date:  February 17, 2023


Job Summary:


Reporting to the Lead, Geoscience, the Senior Project Geologist will perform their duties as a member of the Galore Creek team. The position focuses on a drilling program for a large porphyry copper-gold deposit that is currently being evaluated as part of a prefeasibility study. Duties primarily pertain to assisting in the design, planning, and implementation of drilling/exploration programs; supporting geological modelling and resource estimation; and integrating geoscience expertise with the Galore Creek technical group (encompassing metallurgy and process engineering, geotechnical engineering and infrastructure, and mine planning). 


Overview:


This position is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, but requires significant fieldwork at the Galore Creek Uhtlān Camp, a remote fly-in camp located in northwestern British Columbia. Galore Creek will provide travel from Vancouver to Uhtlān Camp. This role is expected to be working on-site on a rotational basis of 20 days in, 10 days out from June until October. The successful candidate would have an anticipated start date in March 2023.  
    
Located in northwestern British Columbia, Galore Creek is one of the world’s largest undeveloped porphyry copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC), a partnership between Newmont 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.


More information on the Project is available at www.gcmc.ca.


Responsibilities:

  • 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 the asset owners (Teck and Newmont). 
  • Actively seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards, resolve safety issues and work to mitigate associated risks in the workplace. 
  • Supervise on-the-ground aspects of the drill program and related geoscience studies including: contractor management, safety leadership, site logistics, core logging, technical surveys, and reporting.
  • Assist with and take ownership of components of the design, budgeting, planning, resourcing and execution for geoscience and related field operations. Ensure the appropriate documentation and advancement of datasets and understanding to meet these objectives and criteria and the coordination of key technical supports (e.g. internal SMEs, external consultants).
  • Work collaboratively with subject matter experts from a range of disciplines to advance technical geoscience understanding of the deposit.
  • Synthesize and interpret geoscience data, integrate results into the pre-feasibility study, prepare comprehensive technical reports.  
  • Support development of 3D geological models for lithology, alteration, structure, and mineralization. Support development of geometallurgical models. 
  • Seeks ways to continuously improve business operations by refining practices, eliminating barriers, taking action to improve processes and mitigating problems that interrupt production.
  • Demonstrates business logic for setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and making decisions; gathers input and makes decisions based on cost benefit analysis.
  • Promotes the company’s commitment to sustainability, the environment and health and safety, leads by example, and demonstrates honesty and sincerity and openness to feedback. Builds a culture of teamwork across all constituents and stakeholders and encourages cooperation and open communication.
  • Fosters a culture of open communication, focuses on building relationships across the organization and with external and internal partners, and invest in developing talent within the organization by providing recognition, challenge and mentorship. 
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the project team on geotechnical, metallurgical, resource, exploration, mining, and environmental data collection and integration.
  • Efficiently manage their time to achieve objectives.
  • Communicate with supervisor on a regular basis and report all material results on a timely basis.
  • Mentor and show leadership to other members of the geoscience team.


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


Qualifications:

  • Degree in Geoscience or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum, eligible for professional registration in British Columbia.   
  • 10 or more years of progressively senior level experience in geoscience, project management, technical analysis, planning, and supervision, including experience with advanced stage drill programs in remote helicopter accessible environments.  
  • Breadth of industry knowledge, including awareness of disciplines including geotechnical, geometallurgy, geochemistry, spectral geology, 3D geological modelling, resource/reserve estimation, with exposure to mine engineering principles, metallurgical and processing techniques, sustainability, environmental and material stewardship issues, and project evaluation and/or commercial assessments. Previous experience working with helicopters and steep, mountainous terrain is an asset.
  • Detailed knowledge of industry best practice in the collection and management of drill hole and other geoscience datasets, QAQC procedures and data integrity, database management, and in the development of geological and resource models.   
  • Proven ability to build positive relations with First Nations and other communities of interest, strengthening and improving community perceptions, engagement and support of the project, and effectively managing social risks.  
  • Familiarity with specialized software for geological interpretations is an asset, including Leapfrog Geo, ArcGIS, geological logging software, and data management software. 
  • Strong leadership, 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 in delivering on a broad range of project objectives in a remote camp setting. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking in formal presentation settings.  
  • High degree of motivation, strategic planning, and self-starting capabilities. Proven ability to prioritize, work under pressure with minimal guidance and meet tight deadlines.  


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.


Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Galore Creek respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.


Learn more about Galore Creek at www.gcmc.ca.

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