Title: Chief Geologist
Compensation: Negotiable, DOE
Reports to: Director of Site Operations
Summary: Our client is looking for a geologist with an advanced degree,
Ph.D. preferred, to serve as their Chief geologist. The position will be
responsible for research and development as well as presentations to local
universities. In addition, the chief geologist is responsible for execution of
all geological aspects of the project including mapping, sampling, drilling,
special projects and the estimation of mineral resources, but with a strong
focus on research and coordination with the metallurgist in determining
options for mineral recovery. In order to fulfill the multiple tasks this
professional will have a number of geologists reporting to the incumbent.
Position will require summer work in the field as needed.
Lead and develop the Geology team, ensuring that the team is
resourced appropriately to meet the Project requirements.
Oversee the Core Logging and Sampling process to ensure
consistency in sample quality and logging.
Interpret geological drill data and ensure that drill sections and
plans are interpreted accurately and with the rigor required for
incorporation into resource estimates.
Responsible for the management and validation of the geological
and assay database and quality control on the sample preparation
and assays, as well as for ensuring that drill core and other samples
are adequately stored and maintained.
Liaise with other discipline leaders on the Project to ensure an
effective drilling program which delivers results on time and within
budgets. Coordinate with mining and metallurgical disciplines in the
development of a geometallurgical model and provide other high
quality geological input to the pre-feasibility and feasibility study
Responsible for managing the development of mineral resource
models at appropriate stages during pre feasibility and feasibility
Work with the Technical Operations Managers to ensure effective
deployment of Technical resources and services.
Work with the Project Director and Site Operations Director on
the determination of exploration activities to enhance the project’s
resources and in defining those activities necessary to identify
Oversees all field and related geology and exploration activities.
Responsible for the coordination of external research projects
related to geology, structure, mineralization and geo-metallurgy.
Skills and Experience:
Experience in porphyry Copper/gold deposits.
Track record of successfully leading & developing teams of
geologists and other geoscientists.
Minimum 5 years experience in managing large drill programs.
Advanced project experience, up to feasibility study stage.
Significant field experience, preferable (but not essentially) in
helicopter supported operations in remote Arctic or sub-Arctic
Good data management skills and experienced in the use of
standard geological software would be beneficial. Ideally familiar
Requirements: BS in Geology or Geological Engineering, with advance
degree (MS or Ph.D.) preferred, focused on economic geology with a
minimum of 10 years experience. Able to work in physically challenging
locations (heat, cold, dust, noise) and travel to remote site locations for
meetings and field coordination as necessary.
Contact: James A. Sanwick, VP, MRC corp., 530.550.9070
MRC – Executive Search for Mining Professionals