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Exploration Geologist - Northeast British Columbia, Canada


Job Title: Exploration Geologist

Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada  

Language of Work: English

Start Date: When filled

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Primary Purpose

Supervision of Conuma’s exploration field programs to support geological model development, coal resource evaluation, and projects development. Conuma has extensive exploration drill programs planned for 2021/2022. The successful candidate will be the key focal point for this program and critical to the future of Conuma. 

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern British Columbia, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia

Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.

Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.


  • Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) leadership.
  • The Exploration Geologist supports the Director of Project Development and Engineering primarily in the day-to-day management of the field exploration programs.
  • Management and planning of the drilling, mapping and trenching activities.
  • Ensuring drilling and geophysical activities are optimal and are aligned to budgetary and technical requirements.
  • Ensuring appropriate standards are being met with respect to safety, Mines Act, environmental stewardship, drilling procedures and methodologies, geological data management and sampling procedures.
  • Interpretation and evaluation of coal deposits with respect to stratigraphy, structure and quality to ensure optimized exploration programs and to support resource evaluation.
  • Ensuring that exploration activities are completed according to plan and within budget.
  • Mentoring and training of staff.
  • Assist in compilation and generation of annual reporting documentation to meet submission requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Geology 
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience
  • Eligible for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), with registration within 1 year of commencement of post.
  • BC Mine Supervisor Certification 
  • Valid Driver’s License

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Experience and familiarity with the principles of coal exploration and coal resource evaluations.
  • Familiarity and experience with borehole geophysical logging systems for coal exploration.
  • Ability to design and execute exploration programs according to NI43-101 / GSC 88-21 requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand the practical mining implications of geological decisions.
  • Good communication skills with strong ability to disseminate geological knowledge.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Good understanding of exploration SHE requirements.
  • Ability to identify and implement efficiencies in exploration and geological data management and modelling.

Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
  • Proven conflict management skills.

Work Location / Travel

  • Please be aware that no camp facilities are available. Conuma believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a workplace.

Wage and Benefits

Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

Conuma Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
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