Senior Geologist - Evaluations

West Perth, Washington, AU
May 01, 2021
May 31, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Location: Perth, Australia

Closing Date: May 16, 2021

Teck is looking for a highly motivated, collaborative and commercially adept Senior Geologist to deliver success in a greenfields discovery role, based in Perth, Australia. This role will report to the Manager, Exploration – Australia, with a matrix reporting line to the Director, Global Evaluations, and is responsible for the capture of new, high quality projects within Australia, Asia-Pacific and Africa by identifying, analyzing and actioning third-party farm-in, acquisition, and investment opportunities. The role will also work closely with existing subject matter experts and internal project generation geologists to upgrade Teck’s discovery portfolio in the region.

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced exploration professional with strong technical and commercial skills in ore deposit geology, mineral system thinking, and exploration targeting, having a results-driven record in project acquisition and portfolio upgrade. A proven ability to assess and integrate third party and precompetitive technical and commercial datasets, coordinate resources, evaluate risk and make conclusive recommendations is highly desirable. Specific exploration experience and expertise in Porphyry Copper and/or Sediment-Hosted base metals systems is required.

About the Role:
  • Lead opportunity evaluation and acquisition from various sources (e.g third party submittals, project generation activities) at all stages of the exploration value chain throughout Australia, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
  • Compile, integrate, interpret, and assess geoscientific and commercial datasets to make acquisition recommendations to the Exploration management team.
  • Collaborate with the Director – Global Evaluations, Regional Chief Geoscientist – Europe & Australasia and other geoscience teams to align project generation and evaluation opportunity identification and capture.
  • Collaborate with project generation teams to identify new discovery opportunities for management consideration.
  • Stay abreast of technical research into relevant geoscience and ore deposit studies and integrate key learnings into project appraisals.
  • Maintain a broad national network of industry, government and academic contacts to gain technical and commercial intelligence to assist in the capture of new opportunities in a timely manner.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork and innovation across all constituents and partners and encourage cooperation and open communication.
  • Contribute to internal team technical development via formal and informal communication, training and knowledge sharing.
  • Promote and incorporate the company’s commitment to health and safety, sustainability, the environment, and ensure Teck’s standards are met in the region.

About You:
  • A minimum of 12 years of geoscience experience, including significant experience in project generation.
  • A university degree in geoscience or a related field is required. A relevant, advanced degree (MSc or PhD) is preferred.
  • Proven track record of both early stage to development stage project evaluations, including strong understanding of resource evaluation, economic modeling and commercial concepts.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities, visualizes future potential opportunities, anticipates risks.
  • Demonstrated experience of effectively leading and collaborating with teams as well as driving change.
  • Results oriented with excellent organizational, planning, self-management and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills and experience working with a broad range of people.
  • Extensive experience in working on Porphyry Copper and/or Sediment Hosted base metal systems.
  • Familiarity with Australia, Asian and African geology is considered an asset.
  • Advanced written and oral English language skills is required.
  • Ability to travel within the region as required.

What We Offer:
  • An exciting, stimulating, innovative and safe working environment.
  • A permanent position with a globally recognized international mining company committed to responsible resource development.
  • Competitive base salary, commensurate to experience, with an annual incentive program.
  • Benefits package including comprehensive insurance cover.
  • Access to family wellbeing support programs.
  • Career and education assistance programs.

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.

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. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck Resources Limited (Teck) is a diversified resource company committed to responsible resource development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Teck has mining operations in the America’s and exploration offices around the world.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2020, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the 11th consecutive year.

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