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Senior Geologist

City: Vancouver, British Columbia


Employer: Freeport-McMoran Mineral Properties Canada Inc.
Position: Senior Geologist
Terms of Employment: Full-time / Permanent
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Employment Address: 1409-409 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2
Hours of Work: 40 hrs/ week
Language: English
Benefits: Eligible for discretionary bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy. Other benefits include extended medical and dental insurance, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance and enrollment in the company RRSP plan.
Salary: $139,000 - $141,000 CAD/annum
Contact: Please send resumes to and include “Senior Geologist” in the email subject line.


• Planning, supervising and participating in drilling programs
• Managing mobilization and demobilization including road/access construction, drill site preparation and drill site rehabilitation
• Liaising with government agencies, land owners and aboriginal groups
• Managing project geologists and contractors
• Logging drill core and/or reverse circulation drill cuttings
• Compiling and interpreting drill data
• Generating geologic, alteration, grade sections/level plans
• Preparing technical reports on results of the drill program
• Providing technical expertise, leadership, and guidance in generative mineral exploration in Canada with a focus on porphyry copper deposits – developing conceptual geologic models
• Identifying prospective terrain
• Identifying and assessing 3rd party exploration projects through desktop property reviews and field verification visits
• Planning, supervising, and participating in geological mapping, geochemical sampling and geophysical exploration programs and preparing technical reports
• Participating in geologic resource block modeling for advanced projects
• Supervising the compilation and maintenance of the GIS database
• Maintaining working knowledge of provincial and federal regulations for mineral exploration and liaising with government agencies for work permits and claim maintenance
• Performing other duties as required


• Bachelor's degree in Geology or related scientific discipline and twelve (12) years industry experience
• Strong technical background and substantial experience working in lithocap-high sulfidation epithermal environments and porphyry copper-gold systems
• Strong working knowledge and technical competence in reflectance spectroscopy – spectral data acquisition, analysis and interpretation of spectral signatures
• Strong skillset in the use of GIS and geologic software including Mapinfo/Discover, ioGas and Leapfrog
• Experience in working in the western Pacific and Southwest US is an advantage
• Ability to correctly identify and accurately estimate relative proportions and textural characteristics of metal-bearing and gangue minerals in a production setting
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Knowledge of the principles and methods used in complex geological analyses
• Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written
• Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
• Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
• Ability to interact with diverse cultures and societies.

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