Geologist, Modelling and Exploration

Company: Teck Coal Ltd.
Location: Elkford, British Columbia

Closing Date: September 20, 2019

Reporting to the Senior Geologist Supervisor, the Geologist, Modelling and Exploration is responsible for the in-pit exploration, and modelling aspects of the geology functions needed to support an open pit mining operation. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and supervising the annual in-pit exploration drilling activity, as well as building quarterly 3D geological models to be used in mine planning and reserves reporting cycles. A key function of this role involves working closely with Long Range Engineering to complete the Year-End Reserves and Resources estimations and reports.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Plan and execute the annual in-pit reverse circulation exploration drilling program; this includes developing EHSC plans, contractor management, budgeting and cost tracking, data entry of all results from drill program, and implementation of QA\QC program
  • Develop a rolling five year exploration drilling plan and budget to support annual capital requests (AR’s) for exploration spending
  • Use Minesight® software to build budget, production, and reserve geological models
  • Assist with the annual Fording River Operations Reserves and Resources report
  • Perform geostatistical analysis of new and historical assay data


  • Bachelor of Science in Geology, Mining or Geological Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Registered, or eligible to register for professional status with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia 
  • Minimum three years of relevant previous work experience in geology, ore quality control, or geological modelling
  • Experience completing a Reserves and Resources report is an advantage
  • Experience as a Qualified Professional under National Instrument 43-101 would be considered an asset
  • Previous work experience that includes working in a mining operation, familiarity with coal quality analyses, and raw coal blending is an asset
  • Experience using Hexagon Mining’s MineSight® mine planning software and competency with acQuire® geoscientific management information system will be considered an advantage
  • Familiarity with geostatistical methods would be an asset
  • Experience planning and executing safe, on-budget exploration programs would be an asset

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2018, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the ninth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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