Senior Project Geologist

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Jul 28, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Full Time
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Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary, AB.

Purpose of the Role:

The core purpose of this role is to provide site-based (Fly-in/Fly-out) geological functional support to Underground and Open Pit operations in the areas of diamond drill core planning, geological and geotechnical mapping, sampling, and monitoring, grade control, diamond core logging, compiling mining and geological production statistics and reporting, and any additional requirements of the business plan.

We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.


Demonstrates technical and conceptual excellence in anticipating problems, supports the team and plans to deliver agreed departmental and business goals to ensure the value of the business is maintained or improved:
  • Performs daily ore control tasks including geological mapping, sampling, stockpile management, ore/waste delineation and mark-up, as well as working with mining software applications
  • Collects and interprets geological data from exploration programs, including diamond drilling, diamond core logging, field mapping, surface sampling, processing core, and re-logging
  • Involved with multiple mine site disciplines and the mine planning group
  • Optimizes grade control programs and ensures geotechnical recommendations are being followed
  • Ensures Underground and Open Pit group is provided with most current geological interpretations and that changes to interpretations are conveyed to the appropriate departments
  • Maximizes the value of the ore reserves by applying effective dilution and mine recovery controls
  • Implements drilling programs which benefit the mine plan and increase knowledge of the mining areas
  • Investigates improved techniques for ore/waste delineation and recovery
  • Assists with ore and waste rock management programs as directed
  • Inputs and ensures quality, accurate and up to date geological data is entered to geology databases
  • Monitors, directs, and manages mining contractors to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Provides reports of all substandard conditions and recommends corrective action to be taken immediately
  • Co-ordinate projects with the aim of increasing/ de-risking mineral resources and converting them to ore reserves.
  • Drive data quality through regular process reviews, database validation and Monthly and annual QAQC reviews.
  • Provide technical inputs to build a strong geo-metallurgical framework at Cadia, whilst contributing to geo-metallurgical projects.

Health & Safety

Demonstrates absolute commitment and leadership in providing a safe and healthy working environment:
  • Supports the Safety Management System ensuring a safety-first work culture
  • Actively promotes proactive safety behaviours (including behaviours in line with NewSafe)
  • Follows standards, frameworks and ensures personal behaviours are aligned to a culture of recognizing hazards and minimizing risk and consequential harm to fellow employees
  • Ensures compliance to all regulations, laws, policies, procedures and standards
  • Participates in site safety initiatives, including being an advocate for NewSafe behaviours
  • Maintains functional safety and awareness of emerging safety standards, ensuring alignment with industry
  • Ensuring personnel are adequately trained to safely complete work requirements; verifying work instructions are clear.
  • Attending safety/toolbox meeting and communicate expectations with a focus of continued improvement of the Health and Safety Management System and addressing concerns.
  • Ensuring close out CHESS incidents and safety actions within the required timeframe.

Leadership, People & Development

Demonstrates leadership with the highest professional and ethical standards ensuring all actions are transparent and in accordance with company policies, standards and values.
  • Mentors, develops and sustains capability of the technical teams; plays an active role in building and sustaining technical and strategic capability within the teams
  • Creates opportunities for personnel to gain experience and for knowledge transfer, as part of a succession planning process for key technical roles
  • Communicates effectively to ensure all personnel understand relevant deliverables
  • Upholds and follows the Newcrest values at all times ensuring a team-based culture between employees, departments and contractors is maintained
  • Leads and develops direct reports through mentoring, coaching, training and development of team members to continuously improve their knowledge, skills and relationship interactions
  • Provides effective and timely communication to ensure all team members understand the daily tasks and their importance
  • Monitors agreed strategies to maximize operational efficiency
  • Participates and approves risk management processes, e.g. JSEA and CCM
  • Openly supports Company policy regardless of personal views
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Newcrest's values, Code of Conduct and relevant Legislation
  • Monitors own work performance against role requirement and receives and implements feedback to improve processes
  • Inspires and influences peers and team members to assume ownership of the goals and actions
  • Initiates, develops, coordinates, and evaluates inclusive change strategies
  • Establishes, communicates, and monitors quality standards and embeds a philosophy of continuous improvement
  • Attends production and maintenance meetings as deemed necessary on projects assigned

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Post-graduate B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Geology, or a related discipline and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo), equivalent, or the ability to achieve this, is considered an asset
  • Minimum of six (6) to ten (10) years of experience in geology, geological modeling, geotechnical aspects of mine planning, or open pit or underground mining operations
  • Related experience in core descriptions, geological and geotechnical mapping and modeling in porphyry Copper-Gold systems
  • Related experience in bulk underground mining and an understanding of Project Management would be considered assets
  • Demonstrates people leadership skills, as well as critical and strategic thinking
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of Products, Microsoft Teams, and One View reports
  • Experience with Vulcan, Deswik, and MineSite and/or other geological software considered a strong asset
  • Experience with Acquire, MS Excel, MS Teams, Sharepoint and SAP considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong multi-tasking and proven ability to manage competing priorities based on business demands
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision once familiar with requirements
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative; proactively looks for ways to add value

Our commitment to you:

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.