Share this Job
Apply now »

Senior Geologist


West Perth, WA, AU

Closing: May 31, 2023


Reporting to the Manager, Exploration – Australia, the Senior Geologist is a technical and operational leader for mineral exploration 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, environment 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, communicating early any foreseeable risks to project execution

  • Ensure the geology, target hypothesis and upside potential of specific projects is well understood and straightforwardly communicated to the broader team

  • Monitor operating budgets of approved programs, coordination of resources 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

  • Support the advancement of recommendations for new opportunity capture through project evaluations and generative workflows

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

  • Ensure technical practices and standards are met or exceeded and that the appropriate technical methodologies are applied

  • 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)

  • Maintains a broad network of contacts within industry for intelligence and recruiting purposes

  • 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

  • Stay up to date with relevant service provider and consultant offerings


  • Have a minimum 12 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, including significant experience in operating projects in Australia

  • Hold a bachelor degree in Geology or an equivalent Geoscience field

  • Be registered with, or eligible to register with, a relevant professional accredited membership

  • Proven experience with managing multiple exploration projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading teams and developing people

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

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

  • Ability to integrate, generate and interpret advanced 3D models using multi-disciplinary data sets

  • Strong attention to detail with a demonstrated ability to develop, execute and modify operating plans

  • Be thoroughly up to date with modern exploration approaches, methods and technology

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

  • Advanced written and oral English language skills are required; Superior technical writing, and ability to prepare and deliver presentations to assist senior management in decision-making

  • Proficient in the use of one or more specialist software packages such as Leapfrog, GOCAD, Micromine, ArcGIS Pro and/or IoGas

  • Flex between leading through influence and direct management, and leverage a variety of communication styles and approaches to build relationships and trust

  • Effectively delegate responsibilities while managing performance and coaching for success

  • Understand the needs of the business (short-, mid- and long-term), develop and implement associated strategies and tactics, and be change agile

Other Qualifications

  • Leverage strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups, including the ability to motivate and inspire others

  • Work effectively in multi-disciplinary team environments and to develop collaborative working relationships with diverse groups and other departments in the Company

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

  • Demonstrate a high degree of initiative, self-motivation, accountability and independent judgment

  • Understand how to get things done through formal channels, utilizing key practices, policies and procedures to achieve objectives

  • Take a long-term, strategic and innovative view and acts as a catalyst for organizational change

About Teck

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. Qualified applicants interested in joining 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. Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the six consecutive years. Teck has also been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers for the past two years and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. 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

Job Segment: Sustainability, Coal Mining, Geology, Technical Writer, Energy, Mining, Engineering, Technology

Apply now »