Principal Geologist, Resource

Copper Cliff, ON, CAN
Competitive
Jul 29, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
1049926
Permanent
Full Time
English
Job Title: Principal Geologist, Resource

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Who We Are:

Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities, and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

The Opportunity
We are currently seeking a Principal Geologist, Resource to join our Exploration team in Sudbury, Thompson, or Sheridan Park in Mississauga This is a permanent position and will report to the Resource Assessment & Mine Planning Manager. Frequent travel to Sudbury is required if the successful candidate does not reside in Sudbury.

You will provide technical services on advanced exploration projects, demonstrate knowledge about key components of mineral resource evaluation and interact with related disciplines and provide ongoing effective communication to the Project Management on FEL 1 mine studies.

Additionally, in this position you will...
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  • Responsible to execute and/or review technical work of mineral resource estimation, including wireframing, block model estimation, database management and quality control of data collection (QAQC) on FEL 1 projects.
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  • Responsible to support advanced exploration projects (phase 4, FEL1) providing technical, economical and risk evaluations to support future investment decisions on projects.
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  • Responsible to define the appropriate drilling program for advanced projects.
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  • Responsible to perform due diligences on databases and geological block models for acquisitions, as required
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  • Support technical work on mineral resource estimation on FEL 2 and FEL 3 projects, as required

Main Challenges:
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  • To deliver FEL1 studies under budget and timeframe, following global guidelines.
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  • Support FEL 2 and FEL3 mineral resource evaluation, as required
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  • To work under pressure with the triple constraint - scope, time and cost, balancing throughout the project development of these dimensions. Provide the tools and techniques that enable the project team to organize their work to meet these constraints.
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  • Develop and disclosure mineral resource estimates in compliance with international codes and legislations (ANM/DNPM Brazil, SEC USA, CIMM Canada, JORC Australasia) and Vale’s Guidelines.
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  • Perform technical Due Diligences for mineral deposits and mine acquisitions in order to evaluate the mineral resources and associated risks, as required
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  • Define and support the investment on infill drilling plan for projects in FEL 1
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  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to changing scenarios and the demands of supporting the meeting of projects development targets
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  • Foster and maintain a network of contacts with mining community to improve and advance technology in the extraction of ores. Be aware of innovations which could be considered on FEL 1 underground mine project.
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  • Assist the project manager, at least one of the sub processes through to being the owner’s rep during the demonstration stage to assure that project meet the scope, schedule and budget.
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  • Communicating aspects of the plan to the Project Management on a weekly/monthly basis as required.
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  • Provide training and mentoring as required for less experienced personnel within the group as required.
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  • Provide ongoing technical advice and assistance to Vale mining projects internationally as required.


About You

Education:
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  • Undergraduate degree is required
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  • P. Eng. or P. Geo. designation is required
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  • Registered in RPO (Recognized Professional Organization)

Experience:
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  • 11 to 15 years of experience in a similar subject area
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  • Professional experience in geological modelling and geostatistics of base metals and other commodities
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  • Able to sign resource reports acting as a QP

Skills:
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  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain effective and engaging conversations and trust with all Project Management to become integrated within the teams
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  • Strong abilities with mine design and working experience with Geostatistic Software would be an asset
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  • Sensitivity to environmental requirements
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  • Good initiative, attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a multidisciplinary environment


How can Vale grow your career?
The Principal Geologist, Resource position will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations as well as a team of direct reports. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:
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  • Competitive salary
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  • Attractive pension and benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans and optional insurances)
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  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
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  • Flexible work arrangements
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  • Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth
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  • Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader
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  • Employee Family Assistance Program
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  • Online training and career development opportunities
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  • Opportunities to advise and oversee the design, budget and construction of new mines and expansions


Difference Makes All the Difference
At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or any other personal consideration that makes us different.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.

Grade: F1T
Apply by: August 7, 2022