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Kearl Site Mining Geologist

Location:  Kearl Site, AB, CA
Company:  Imperial

Job description

Imperial is seeking to hire an experienced Kearl mine site geologist or geological engineer to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment:

  • contributing to short- and medium-range mine planning,
  • integrating field observations at the mine site, and
  • providing support for mine feed prediction and reconciliation.

 

This role will also involve collaboration with Calgary-based geoscience and mine technical teams in support of data acquisition and QC, geologic modelling and stratigraphic interpretations that support field execution. The successful candidate will be based at the Kearl mine site, north of Fort McMurray on a rotation schedule.  

 

Mine-site responsibilities will include:

  • Providing expert geologic input to the mine engineering, ore processing / extraction, geotechnical and water handling groups in support of mine feed (ore grade, fines content and grain size) prediction / control, and tailings management within the integrated mine plan
  • Monitoring and documentation of mine feed for internal reporting and regulatory requirements
  • Providing integrated stratigraphic and ore body interpretations in support of ongoing upgrades to the short-/mid-range mine plans
  • Data acquisition supporting real-time optimization of mine plans (test pits and bench auguring etc.)
  • Providing field observations and collaborating with the Calgary-based technical team

 

The operating skill profile will include expertise / competency in the following areas:

  • Full awareness and adherence to mine site safety and business protocols
  • Geological understanding of the McMurray Formation and contributing factors to daily mine feed
  • Geological model interrogation and reconciliation (SURPAC and Petrel)
  • Regulatory reporting and compliance
  • In-pit data acquisition techniques

Qualifications

Academic:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Geology or a B.Eng., M.Eng. degree in Geological Engineering

 

Other:

  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • An ideal candidate may have a subset of the following skills /interests:
    • Experience in oil sands mining operations
    • Experience in core description, facies mapping and depositional modeling in fluvial-estuarine depositional systems
    • Experience with sequence stratigraphic concepts within the McMurray Formation
    • Familiarity with geotechnical/hydrogeology aspects of mine planning
    • Familiarity with geological modeling

 

Start date: August 2018

 

Location: Kearl Site

Your benefits

  • This position will be a full time fly-in, fly-out role to Kearl site from either Calgary or Edmonton. Relocation assistance to Calgary or Edmonton is available if required. Bus transportation is also available to Kearl site from Fort McMurray at the beginning and end of each shift rotation for Fort McMurray residents.
  • Kearl operations positions will typically be 11 days on and 9 days off (shift rotations start and finish with a partial day shift).
  • Kearl operations will provide safe, secure and quiet accommodation near to the worksite for employees working on rotating work schedules. Facilities include a private room/washroom for each employee.
  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader.  You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.
  • Competitive vacation package (first year pro-rated based on your hiring date).

Who we are

As an integrated energy company, we explore for, produce, refine and market products essential to society. Whether it's finding oil and gas, making and selling high-quality petroleum products, or investing in innovative research, our business helps ensure Canada's quality of life and energy future. We are Canada's largest refiner of petroleum products. It’s hard to imagine life without the products manufactured from hydrocarbons. They fuel our economies, heat our homes and make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Like you, we are concerned about the effects on the environment and in 2016 we invested $195 million on research and technology and have access to $1 billion per year of research through our majority shareholder, ExxonMobil. 

 

Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Eligibility to work in Canada

Applicants must be permanently eligible to work in Canada. Proof of eligibility must be in the form of a copy of your Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate or Canadian certificate of permanent residence. Document must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility is required if an offer is made.
 

Application deadline: June 8, 2018

 

Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.


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