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Title:  Senior Geologist

Requisition ID:  107645

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6C 1T2

Category:  Scientific Services

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.




Job Segment: Geology, GIS, CAD, Drafting, Database, Engineering, Technology

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