Job Title: Senior 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
Reporting to the Chief Geologist, the Senior Geologist will assist the mine operations with in-pit geological mapping and interpretation, grade control, improvements in coal recovery and mining efficiencies, drilling programs and to assist in the development and maintenance of the geological databases and geological modelling of the mine’s coal deposits. The role will also involve field work, mapping, interpretation of geological structures and coal quality data, geophysical logs, bulk sampling, monthly coal reconciliations and other geological data.
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.
- The Senior Mine Geologist supports the mining, plant processing and planning departments in ensuring standards are being met for the provision of geological services.
- The role assists with maintaining a safe working environment.
- The Senior Mine Geologist ensures that industry ‘Best Practice’ standards are followed for the evaluation of geological conditions and variable coal quality that could impact on coal resource and reserve models.
- The Senior Mine Geologist works with the short range mine planners to ensure that localised seam variations are understood through provision of updated seam solids in MineSight.
- The role provides intermediate level mentoring and geological support to the department geologists to assist with minimising potential geological risk.
- The role delivers a service to the mining and planning group by ensuring geological data collection complies with standards, the data is adequately gathered, structural conditions and coal quality trends are being identified and communicated, and assistance is provided for planning.
- The Senior Mine Geologist will generate new drilling targets within the mines and evaluate new areas with mining potential.
- The emphasis is on technical support.
- The role requires effective communication and teamwork.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Qualifications
- Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Geology or Earth Science.
- Eligible for registration with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
- Minimum 5 years relevant experience.
- Valid Driver’s License.
Technical Competencies and Skills
- Proficient in Minesight.
- 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.
Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
- Proven initiative and self-motivation.
- A positive attitude.
- 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.