• Chief Mine Geologist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/20/2018 9:28 AM)
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  • Overview

    TMAC Resources is looking to hire a Chief Mine Geologist to lead the production geology team, and work closely with mine engineering and operations to optimize ore extraction, considering all available geological data. The Chief Mine Geologist is responsible for developing and implementing geological procedures and systems, including grade control, underground geological mapping and sampling, geological interpretation and modelling, and the estimation of mineral resources.


    This role will report to the General Manager. The position is located at the Hope Bay site in Nunavut, Canada and will require regular rotational travel to and from the site (3 weeks in/3 weeks out).


    • Provide mentorship/leadership of geology department, and coordinate and report on all of its activities
    • Develops, revises, standardizes and enhances geological procedures and systems, including grade control, underground geological mapping, mineral resource development drilling programs, assay sampling, QA/QC, block model resource estimation and reporting, including model/mine/mill reconciliation studies.
    • Works with the mine engineering group in the development of mine plans and schedules.
    • Prepares geology and resource estimates, reports, production forecasting.
    • Maintains excellent knowledge/ensures implementation of compliance with all relevant government and environmental mining regulations.
    • Provides leadership to production teams to ensure close communication and exchange of relevant geoscience data with exploration geological teams where exploration is being completed on production properties. Implements cross-functional teams to achieve advanced exploration or production goals.
    • Promotes and maintains a cooperative, productive team spirit and culture. Ensures that programs are undertaken in a safe, cost effective, and organized manner.
    • Maintains regular, timely, professional communications with staff and the site management.
    • 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 geoscience activities.
    • 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 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, exploration and mining companies, industry organizations, business partners, consultants and contractors.
    • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community and environmental protection and take action to ensure that unsafe practices or non-compliant behaviours do not occur.
    • Inform, involve and engage the key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develop and maintain positive relationships and represent TMAC positively in the community.
    • Other such duties as may be assigned.


    • 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.
    • Strong 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.
    • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Arctic experience is an asset.


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