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Senior Geologist - Australia


West Perth, WA, AU

Closing Date:  August 12, 2021 

Reporting to the Manager, Exploration – Australia, the Senior Geologist is the recognized operational leader for mineral explorations projects in Australia. Under the direction of management, the Senior Geologist will lead and/or collaborate with a team of professionals in geoscience, health & safety, community relations and field operations to plan and execute technical programs aimed at the discovery of economic mineral deposits. The role will provide broad technical oversight on a variety of projects and will interact with key technical leaders and subject matter experts to ensure a high standard of geoscience work, integrated interpretation, and product.  A key component of this position is to develop talent organically and contribute to an engaging and inclusive high performance work environment 


  • Promote the company’s commitment to health and safety and sustainability and ensure that best practices are upheld in exploration programs in Australia; 

  • Design, manage and execute multiple greenfields exploration programs through the early-stage value chain across Australia; 

  • Monitor operating budgets of approved programs and oversee delegation of technical and administrative work to project staff; 

  • Ensure exploration programs are completed in a safe, sustainable, cost-effective and efficient manner; 

  • Identify and implement new exploration strategies, methods and workflows within the region in collaboration with the Regional Chief Geologist; 

  • Provide relevant coaching, training and leadership to project staff contributing to their employee development and career planning; 

  • Oversee the completion of key administrative components of the programs (proposals, contracts, technical reporting, etc);  

  • Maintain a broad network of contacts within the industry; 

  • Manage relationships with local government, commercial entities, community and other stakeholders; 

  • Keep abreast of any new developments within the region including industry, government, and academic activities. 



  • Have a minimum 12 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, including significant experience in project operation in Australia; 

  • Hold a university degree in geology or an equivalent geoscience field; 

  • Be registered with, or eligible to register with, the relevant accreditation bodies; 

  • Proven experience with managing multiple exploration projects simultaneously;  

  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading teams and developing people; 

  • Specific technical knowledge of zinc and/or copper mineral systems; 

  • Be thoroughly familiar and experienced with relevant geoscience practices, methods and concepts. Experience applying these techniques to discovery programs for zinc and copper is preferred; 

  • Capable and efficient in standard industry software packages (ArcGIS, Leapfrog, etc); 

  • Model a results-oriented approach with excellent organizational, planning, program management and decision-making skills; 

  • Thoroughly up to date with modern exploration approaches, methods and technology;   

  • Willingness to innovate technical practice as it applies to mineral exploration;  

  • Leverage strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups; 

  • Advanced written and oral English language skills are required; Superior writing, presentation and interpersonal skills are important assets.  

  • Valid work permit for Australia required  


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 or follow @TeckResources. 

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