CORPORATE RESOURCE GEOLOGIST OVERVIEW
Globe 24-7, in partnership with their client, a Canadian company with a Tier 1 mining operation in Northern BC, is working together to source experienced and qualified talent for their Geology department. THE ROLE
The Corporate Resource Geologist will be responsible for all stages of the resource estimation process, from data validation and domain model improvement (working with the Modeling Geologist), to grade estimation, block model validation, and technical reporting. The incumbent will be responsible for the generation of local and global resource estimates for mining and corporate reporting requirements. Local models will be iteratively and continually updated in support of company’s grade control process. Global modeling will be conducted in accordance with company’s annual reporting requirements. Additional responsibilities will extend to the generation of preliminary resource estimates for Exploration Targets on the company’s properties. THE RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Resource Manager, you will be expected to perform the following duties:
- Work with Head Office and mine-based Geology and Engineering departments to ensure database quality and integrity.
- Integrate collective knowledge of deposit geology and mine production into grade estimation processes to ensure appropriate modeling and model validity.
- Generate and validate global resource models for annual reconciliation.
- Generate and validate local models for short- to medium-term mine planning and grade control.
- Continually test and refine estimation parameters and processes to optimize estimation methodology and predictive capabilities of mineral resource models.
- Prepare internal reports, memoranda, presentations, and technical documents detailing findings.
- Prepare relevant sections of NI 43-101 Technical Reports for securities filing, as appropriate.
- Promote and champion collaboration and information flow between exploration, geology, project development, mining, and operations departments.
- Mentor, coach, and develop team members at the Vancouver Head Office and on the Mine site on data quality, database integrity, resource estimation, validation, grade control modeling, and reconciliation.
Position requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Bachelor or post-graduate degree in geology with some specialization in geostatistics.
- At least fifteen to twenty (15-20) years of experience in mineral exploration, geological modelling, and mineral resource estimation, with knowledge and experience in underground mine planning, production, grade control, and reconciliation.
- Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) registration in British Columbia.
- Strong background in geology, with experience and knowledge of high grade gold deposits, in particular those in volcanic arc settings, is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in the application of advanced geostatistical techniques, including non-linear estimation and simulation, in support of mining decisions.
- Proven experience with:
- Surface and underground exploration planning, drilling, sampling, sample chain of custody, QAQC, and database management, all following CIM Best Practice Guidelines;
- Geological/geometallurgical modelling, geostatistical principals and analysis, mineral resource estimation, resource confidence classification, technical documentation following CIM Best Practice Guidelines;
- NI 43-101 public reporting requirements, and NI 43-101 technical report preparation; and
- High level of competency with modeling and estimation software, including Maptek Vulcan, Leapfrog Geo/Edge, GSLIB, and Snowden Supervisor. Scripting ability in Vulcan and experience using Geovariance’s Isatis software would be beneficial.
- Commitment to the highest levels of professionalism
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Strong analytical and organizational skills
- Ability to overcome challenging problems and troubleshoot processes
- Motivated to present and implement innovative solutions
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Ability to quickly adapt ideas and approach in a highly dynamic environment
- This position is based in the Vancouver Head Office but requires periodic travel to mine site and/or the Smithers, BC, office.
- This position involves occasional activity in a remote underground mine located in a rugged alpine environment that is subject to challenging weather conditions.
The position offers a competitive remuneration package. CONTACT US
Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document. Please note, that due to the number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.