Closing Date: February 10, 2023 Job Summary:
Working with the Leads, Geoscience and Technical, the Supervisor will provide geotechnical leadership and supervision of a large and complex pre-feasibility-level study. As a senior member of the field team, the position will contribute with planning, crafting, and leading technical studies, while upholding meticulous safety standards. The position is dedicated to the field program at Galore Creek, a world-class porphyry copper-gold deposit. Overview:
This position is based out of the Galore Creek project site, a remote fly-in camp located in northwestern British Columbia. Galore Creek will provide travel to and from the project site. This role is required to be working on-site on a rotational basis of 14 days in, 14 days out from June until October, with the possibility of office-based work both before and after the field season.
Galore Creek is one of the world's largest undeveloped porphyry copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC), a partnership between Newmont Corporation and Teck Resources Limited, is committed to improving the project economics and advancing the asset towards development. Collaborating with the Tahltan Nation and local communities, we strive for excellence in all our activities, with continuous improvement and responsible practices that contribute to balanced and sustainable development.
More information on the Project is available at www.gcmc.ca . Responsibilities:
- Be a courageous safety leader; and foster a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values of health, safety, environment, and communities shared by the asset owners (Teck and Newmont).
- Actively seek opportunities to recognize health and safety hazards, resolve safety issues and work to mitigate associated risks in the workplace.
- Provide leadership and on-site supervision, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of a multi-faceted technical program.
- Working closely with geotechnical consultants, as well as the GCMC leads, the Geotechnical Supervisor will be the field-level representative for engineering studies, and the primary liaison between field operations and internal and external engineers.
- Lead a team of geologists, engineers, geoscience technicians, contractors, and drillers, to ensure safety standards are met, and technical goals are achieved.
- Coordinate, manage, and review work by GCMC employees and consultants.
- Geotechnical aspects of the program are anticipated to include oriented split tube (triple tube) logging of diamond drill core, soils logging of sonic drill core, hydrogeologic testing and instrumentation installation, penetration testing, acoustic televiewer surveys, and test pit excavation/logging.
- Compile and prepare progress reports and technical reports as required, concisely summarizing project results for multiple customers (management, value assurance, consultants).
- Guide, train, and mentor junior members of the technical and geoscience teams.
The above accountabilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. Qualifications:
- Degree in Engineering or related Geoscience discipline from an accredited curriculum.
- More than five years of proven experience related to geotechnical field programs. Experience should include diamond and sonic drill core, hydrogeologic testing and instrumentation installation, and machine excavated test pit programs.
- Registered, or eligible for professional registration with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).
- Knowledge of field-based geotechnical data collection as it relates to diamond and sonic drill core, hydraulic packer testing, penetration testing, piezometers, and test pit excavations.
- Previous experience working with helicopters would be ideal.
- Previous experience working with IPI SWiPS Hydraulic packer system is an asset.
- Previous experience working with Acoustic televiewers (AQI40) and Mt. Sopris winches is an asset.
- Strong computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and a GIS software (QGIS, ArcGIS, etc).
- Familiarity with specialized software for field level data collection is an asset, including Leapfrog, MX deposit, acQuire, and data management software.
- Strong analytical skills and knowledge of data analysis techniques; familiarity with QA/QC procedures is an asset.
- Experience working in a diverse and multicultural environment.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; good expeirence with writing clear and concise reports is particularly important, as well as the ability to present technical information to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to liaise with contractors and all staff on site in a respectful and professional manner.
- Ability to safely and comfortably lift 25 kg.
- A results-focused demeanor and strong time management skills.
- Valid Class 5 Drivers license.
At Galore Creek, 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. Galore Creek respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.
Learn more about Galore Creek at www.gcmc.ca .
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