Senior Geologist, Mine Engineering

Mine Engineering Gibraltar Mine, BC


Position at Gibraltar Mine



Senior Geologist, Mine Engineering


Gibraltar Mines Limited


McLeese Lake, BC

Reporting Relationship

Chief Geologist, Mine Engineering

Salary Range

$116,900 to $146,200



Company Background and Culture

With headquarters in Vancouver, Canada, Taseko Mines Limited is a leading North American copper producer across a range of key dimensions: operational efficiency; low energy and GHG intensity, environmentally sound, socially responsible development; healthy and safe workplaces and communities.


The Company’s foundational asset is the long-life, low-cost Gibraltar copper mine in south-central British Columbia, for which it has won numerous environmental and safety awards for operational excellence.  Gibraltar is a state-of-the-art facility and the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada, with a 700+ person workforce.  Gibraltar produces an average of 130 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum each year, with mineral reserves sufficient for more than 20 years of future operations.


Taseko is also advancing the Florence Copper Project in Arizona – a near-term copper producer with an unparalleled energy, water and GHG profile per unit of production. Florence Copper is a unique ‘in-situ copper recovery’ project which, once operating, will significantly increase Taseko’s copper production. Once fully operational, the project will have a production capacity of 85 million pounds of copper per year over a 20-year mine life.


The Yellowhead Project is a large, long-life copper project that Taseko added to its development portfolio in 2019. Located 150km north of Kamloops in the Thompson-Nicola region of BC, the Yellowhead deposit is similar to the Gibraltar deposit in size and grade. The Company is currently preparing to initiate the provincial and federal Environmental Assessment process for Yellowhead, while advancing technical and other work required to move the project towards production. 


Taseko’s strategy is to sustainably and profitably grow the company through developing our pipeline of high-quality advanced-stage mineral assets. We are looking for qualified applicants who are interested in joining our team.


Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure all work performed by the team is compliant with Gibraltar health and safety policies.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to Geologists, Geologists in training, and technical staff in day-to-day operations.
  • Participate in the coaching, mentorship, and evaluation of staff.
  • Prepare technical reports and documentation to ensure compliance with industry and operational requirements.
  • Perform reconciliation analysis between resources, reserves, mine, and mill numbers.
  • Control costs with respect to mine geology activities.
  • Interact with other Mine Engineering team members and operations groups to maintain daily production rates and relay information on operating guidelines, compliance regulations and policies.
  • Recommend and contribute to the development of alternative procedures, methods, and policies to improve performance, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and organizational requirements.
  • Manage and maintain databases integrity and review data quality.
  • Work closely with the Mine Engineering and Metallurgy groups on initiatives to better understand Geological factors which impact production and recovery, and their distribution within the resource.
  • Mine Geology and Ore Control:
    • Mentor Ore Control team and provide support for their daily activities.
    • Supervise the collection and validation of geological data such as mapping, sampling, and core logging.
  • Modelling and reconciliation:
    • Build and maintain Geological models.
    • Update and maintain short range and stockpile models.
    • Complete month end reconciliation and reporting.
    • Support resource improvement initiatives.
  • Project Geology:
    • Planning, execution and reporting of infill drilling programs.
    • Support Near Mine Exploration projects.
    • Take an active role in Grade control improvement initiatives.
    • Take an active role in mine to mill projects and initiatives.


Professional Experience / Qualifications


  • Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Geological experience mapping and logging of porphyry or similar deposit types would be an asset.
  • Experience with 3D geological modelling and resource estimation is an asset.
  • Experience supervising others is an asset.
  • Strong interdepartmental communication skills
  • Able to change and re-prioritize tasks as new information is gathered.
  • Strong ability to self-learn.
  • Able to work independently or within group.
  • 6+ years of related experience, Open pit experience is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Mineplan, Datashed, Leapfrog Geo and Wenco would be an asset.




  • Degree or similar education in Geology/Geological Engineering.
  • Registered, or Eligible to register, as a P.Geo with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia.


The Community


  • Williams Lake has a population of approximately 12,000 but services nearly 25,000 as it is a central hub for many outlying smaller communities.
  • Adult recreational leagues for many popular sports including hockey, soccer, and softball.
  • A fantastic trail network for mountain biking, walking, and hiking.
  • Dozens of nearby lakes for fishing, paddling, and camping opportunities.
  • Close by cross country and downhill skiing venues.




At Taseko, we pride ourselves in offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our employees have the opportunity for career and professional growth through development, education, and succession plan programs. In addition, our compensation benefit package includes competitive salaries and vacation packages, Health and Insurance benefit program, and Retirement Savings Plan.