Lead Project Geoscientist

Teck Resources
Posted 6 months ago
$115,000 - $142,000 per year
Full Time

Job Description

Our Lead Project Geoscientist is a 24-month opportunity with the Applied Mineralogy and Geoscience (AMG) group at Technical Services Trail. Reporting to the Section Leader, the Lead Project Geoscientist will be involved in planning and carrying out characterization and geometallurgical studies and requires collaborating with diverse project teams. The successful candidate plays a pivotal role in integrating geological, geochemical, mineralogical, and metallurgical data, catering the work for each project’s needs, and driving collaboration. This position offers extensive opportunities for professional development within Teck and exposure to base metal geometallurgical projects and strategic projects (i.e. decarbonization and tailings characterization and reprocessing).


The position will be based at Technical Services in Trail, BC (TST), which is in the heart of the West Kootenays with access to ample backdoor outdoor adventures (i.e. Red Mountain Ski Resort and extensive hiking and mountain biking trail networks). TST is part of Teck’s Technical Services Group, with facilities in Richmond, Trail and at the Head Office in Vancouver. Personal development and career growth will be key aspects of this temporary position.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Establish and promote the maintenance and continual improvement of a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible working environment through a courageous personal commitment to TST’s over-arching policies and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Management System as well as EHS policies and management systems at off-site locations
  • Balance multiple projects at different development stages (exploration, advanced projects, active mines and legacy sites) within Teck’s base metals, Decarbonization and Legacy portfolios
  • Understand the various project drivers and integrate these into the project planning, design, and execution
  • Collaborate with multiple, cross-disciplinary teams fostering teamwork and effective communication
  • Drive and orchestrate the integration, interpretation, and utilization of geological, geochemical mineralogical, and metallurgical data
  • Lead and conduct geometallurgical assessments to provide in-depth insights into the variability and distribution of mineralogical and metallurgical features within ore bodies
  • Learn and apply automated mineralogical techniques to understand the identification and quantification of mineral phases and textural associations related to ore characteristics, processing behavior and environmental considerations
  • Oversee the organization, and analysis of geological, mineralogical, and metallurgical data, ensuring accuracy and relevance for the project teams
  • Collaborate closely with laboratory personnel to establish and maintain high-quality data acquisition and interpretation standards
  • Effectively summarize and communicate findings in presentations and reports and needed by the project teams


  • Bachelor’s degree, with a strong preference for a post-graduate degree in Earth Sciences (Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy) or Process Mineralogy and Geometallurgy
  • 8+ years of experience in geoscience (exploration and/or advanced projects and/or mine geology), geometallurgy or applied geochemistry
  • Registered Geoscientist, or eligible to become registered with EGBC. Teck will support eligible employees with their EGBC registration
  • Demonstrated ability to learn about new fields through knowledge development and deep critical and conceptual thinking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, specifically in English, are required. The ability to communicate in Spanish is beneficial
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of successfully connecting and collaborating with diverse project teams
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a focus on building strong relationships and connecting with internal and external stakeholders
  • A high technical proficiency using various types of computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Power Bi and other statistical tools) is essential for this role. Advanced data analytics skills are an advantage
  • Able to travel to Teck mines and project sites if needed

Why Join Us?


At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure.


Teck fixed-term employees receive access to our total rewards and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Completion Bonus
  • Health Spending Account
  • Extended Health Care
  • Vision Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Salary Range: $115,000 – $142,000

The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.

About Teck

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.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the six consecutive years. Teck has also been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers for the past two years and is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. 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.

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