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Manager of Regional Exploration and Geoscience

Manager of Regional Exploration and Geoscience

ID 
2017-1397
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
CA-Ontario
Posted Date 
12/27/2017
Category 
Exploration
Post End Date 
1/31/2018
Rotation Type 
M - F

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Overview

TMAC Resources is looking for a Manager of Regional Exploration and Geoscience to join our team on a permanent basis. The primary objective of the Manager of Regional Exploration and Geoscience is to provide exceptional and creative leadership within a highly motivated team that contributes to the growth, development and profitability of TMAC. The selected incumbent must be a subject matter expert as their primary goal will be to increase the potential to add material to the existing resource base and to the discovery of new economic mineral deposits within the Hope Bay Belt.

 

This position assists and advises the Vice President, Exploration and Geoscience by designing, preparing and managing both brownfields and greenfields exploration and/or geoscience programs and budgets. The Manager is also expected to guide the team into generating strategic insight into the development of new exploration prospects in the belt. The selected incumbent will provide guidance and leadership in designing, structuring, developing, and in the undertaking of exploration/geoscience activities.

 

This position is based in the corporate office in Toronto with frequent travel to the Hope Bay site.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring of approved exploration and/or geoscience programs. Through frequent contacts with teams, provides strategic direction to the design and optimization of the programs. Identifies and recommends effective changes required to successfully design these programs, attain objectives and optimize human resource use. 
  • Provides key strategic input to senior management on new opportunities.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of evolving geoscientific concepts and techniques that relate to the commodities that are key to TMAC (especially Au and precious metals). Provides strategic input on these topics to senior management.
  • Oversees the design and implementation of geoscientific datasets and compilations associated with surface and underground exploration programs. Ensures geological teams integrate all pertinent geoscientific data prior to formulating exploration concepts in an objective manner. Establishes standards/protocols with respect to the proper organization, compilation and transmittal of reliable, pertinent, timely and accurate information, and the design of appropriate dataset management systems/platforms. Establishes standards for the quality of both content and presentation of reports, and ensures its implementation.
  • Maintains excellent knowledge/ensures implementation of compliance with all relevant government and environmental regulations for exploration/geoscience programs. 
  • Ensures close communication and exchange of relevant geoscience data with the multidisciplinary teams involved in the mine production environment to achieve advanced exploration or production goals. 
  • Promotes and maintains a cooperative, productive team spirit and culture. Ensures that exploration/geoscience programs are undertaken in a safe, cost effective, and organized manner.
  • Maintains regular, timely, professional communications with staff and the Vice President.
  • Designs, prepares, and has prepared for, weekly and monthly progress reports in a timely manner.
  • Has good knowledge of NI43-101 and industry ‘best practices’ as they pertain to TMAC exploration and resource delineation efforts.
  • Designs, prepares or assists in the preparation of annual budgets and budget reallocations as required. Associated with this, must have a good understanding of how exploration/geoscience strategically fits into the short and long-range strategic growth goals of TMAC and related production requirements.
  • Maintains liaison/high quality relations with government agencies, universities, exploration and mining companies, industry organizations, business partners, consultants and contractors.
  • Demonstrates awareness and commitment to health, community and environmental protection and takes action to ensure that unsafe practices or non-compliant behaviours do not occur.
  • Informs, involves and engages key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develops and maintains positive relationships and represents TMAC positively in the community.
  • Other such duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc./M.Sc. degrees and at least 15 years of practical experience in greenfield, brownfield and advanced exploration, at least five of which have been in supervisory and/or management roles.
  • Must have Professional Geoscientist designation. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Intermediate to high-level knowledge of Microsoft Office and geology-specific software programs, especially GIS, 3D modeling and SQL-based database platforms.
  • Appropriate business skills.
  • Ability to build, organize and coordinate staff and work teams.
  • Collaborative leadership style.
  • Hands-on, self-sufficient and demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Arctic experience is an asset.
  • Willingness to accept considerable travel, particularly to site.