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Senior Project Geologist - Generative Exploration, North America

Location: 

Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date:  June 22, 2021

Teck is looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to help lead the North American exploration team to new greenfield ore discoveries. The successful candidate will be responsible working with a team to identify, assess, and recommend high-quality greenfield discovery opportunities across a range of scales and commodities. In addition to developing effective targeting frameworks, this will include planning, supervision and execution of one or more exploration programs and effective communication of outcomes to create transformational value for Teck and its partners. The role will be based at Teck’s corporate office in Vancouver, Canada, and will report to Principal Geologist, Exploration – North America.  

To drive discovery at Teck, the role requires a dynamic exploration professional with strong multi-disciplinary technical skills in ore deposit geology and mineral systems, coupled with a creative and innovative approach to greenfields project generation, exploration targeting, opportunity identification and capture, and project design and execution. Proven leadership skills and the ability to collaborate across the exploration group are imperative. Specific exploration experience and geoscience expertise with respect to porphyry copper, sediment-hosted zinc systems, and/or nickel-copper-PGE ore systems is required. A significant component of field work is expected. 

This role will combine the highest standards in environment, health & safety and community relations, coupled with strong commercial acumen, demonstrated team leadership abilities, dynamic management capacity and strong technical expertise to ensure that exploration and geoscience programs are planned, resourced and executed in a safe, efficient and effective manner consistent with Teck’s priorities, culture and values. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise greenfields exploration efforts in North America, spanning regional targeting and area selection; opportunity identification and capture; project rating and prioritization; and greenfields exploration project execution; 

  • Promote the company’s dedication to health and safety, sustainability, the environment, and ensure Teck’s standards are met in the region; 

  • Participate in, and provide input to, commercial evaluations and collaborate closely with the Exploration management team to identify new discovery opportunities; 

  • Leverage a network of industry contacts for technical and commercial intelligence and to promote Teck being a partner of choice to surface and capture new opportunities as they arise; 

  • Support a culture of collaboration across all constituents and stakeholders and encourage partnership and open communication. 
     

Qualifications: 

  • Supervise greenfields exploration efforts in North America, spanning regional targeting and area selection; opportunity identification and capture; project rating and prioritization; and greenfields exploration project execution; 

  • Promote the company’s dedication to health and safety, sustainability, the environment, and ensure Teck’s standards are met in the region; 

  • Participate in, and provide input to, commercial evaluations and collaborate closely with the Exploration management team to identify new discovery opportunities; 

  • Leverage a network of industry contacts for technical and commercial intelligence and to promote Teck being a partner of choice to surface and capture new opportunities as they arise; 

  • Support a culture of collaboration across all constituents and stakeholders and encourage partnership and open communication. 

  • Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 7 or more years of geoscience experience, including substantial focus on greenfields project generation, regional targeting and exploration; 

  • Discovery experience will be considered an asset; 

  • Ability to build and leverage industry networks, especially with junior and mid-sized companies; 

  • Management experience of exploration projects with the ability to supervise and oversee multi-disciplined geoscience initiatives; 

  • A university degree in geoscience or a related field is required. A relevant, advanced degree (MSc or PhD) will be considered an asset; 

  • Eligibility to work in Canada and the United States is required; 

  • Eligibility for enrollment as a Professional Geoscientist with EGBC is required; 

  • Demonstrated experience of effectively leading people and teams as well as inspiring change; 

  • Results oriented with excellent organizational, planning, management and decision making skills; 

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills and experience working with a broad range of people; 

  • Extensive experience working on porphyry copper, sediment-hosted zinc and/or Ni-Cu-PGE ore systems and solid understanding of economic geology and mineral systems; 

  • Ability to work effectively at a variety of scales and ability to guide exploration activities and evaluations at continent, district or deposit scales; 

  • English language – proficient spoken and written English language skills required; 

  • Spanish language – additional Spanish language skills will be considered an asset. 

 

 

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. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources


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