• Title
    Geology and Mining Consulting Manager
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Mining & Minerals
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood serves many of the world leaders in the mining industry. The company maintains mining offices across Canada, the USA and Australia, as well as in Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; Johannesburg, South Africa; and London, England.


    Wood currently has a senior leadership opportunity for a Geology and Mining Consulting Manager in our Vancouver, BC office. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Mining Consulting, this position has overall responsibility to manage the performance and growth of our Vancouver Geology and Mining Consulting Group, as well as our worldwide centers of mining excellence. This position requires strong technical, managerial and business leadership skills. We expect that the successful candidate will maintain and expand our reputation of a high quality service provider. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Providing technical leadership and management for a diverse mining consulting team ranging from junior to principal level staff
    • Collaborating with other consulting management, Technical Directors and the VP, Global Consulting in allocation of technical resources to company projects
    • Managing local budgets to achieve group financial targets
    • Managing multi-disciplinary mining projects, including major studies; ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget and in accordance with Wood standards
    • Serving as mining lead on consulting studies, achieving utilization targets
    • Providing specialist technical input, leadership and management on projects; including major mining studies
    • Managing interactions between consulting, engineering and client teams
    • Assisting in the identification and recruitment of high quality staff in order to grow and expand the technical capabilities of the group
    • Ensuring professional development of technical and administrative staff
    • Ensuring superior performance on projects through the appropriate assignment of technical staff and personal participation in projects
    • Actively supporting business development activities through participation in conferences, direct business development activities and strategic client relationship management
    • Ensuring quality in Wood consulting products by enforcement of a peer review policy and involvement of senior specialists as project advisors
    • Ensuring compliance with company health and safety policies, project management and commercial procedures

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Geology, Mining or a related field of study, combined with registration, or the ability to register, with Engineers and Geoscientists BC
    • A minimum of 15 years of mining industry experience in operations and within the engineering consulting industry
    • Experience in an operations environment at a geology, mine or process superintendent or manager level, or management of engineering study teams
    • Familiarity with resource modeling or mine planning software systems such as MineSight, Gemcom, Surpac, Datamine, Vulcan and Whittle, and capable of utilizing industry knowledge to develop mine designs and production plans
    • Knowledge of industry standards in mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation (such as JORC, CIM or SME guidelines) and compliance with public disclosure regulations
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership skills in the management of technical people and advanced projects
    • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally, for varying durations and at times to remote locations
    • Knowledge and insight into the Canadian mining market is considered a strong asset

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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