Manager, Exploration

at  Taseko Mines Limited

Vancouver, BC, Canada - 00000

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Immediate29 Jan, 2022Not Specified31 Oct, 202110 year(s) or aboveAccountability,Presentation Skills,Geology,Project Management Skills,Critical Thinking,Resource ModellingNoNo
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Poised for growth, Taseko Mines is a dynamic international mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its strategy is to build on its operating asset and grow the company by developing a pipeline of high quality, advanced stage projects.
Taseko owns (75%) and operates the state-of-the-art Gibraltar Mine in central British Columbia, the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada with a 700-person workforce. Gibraltar has a long mine life and produces an average of 135 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum per year.
Taseko’s Florence Copper Project in Arizona offers an environmentally superior low-cost source of copper for the green economy. The in-situ copper recovery method employed will consume 71% less energy, emit 83% less carbon and consume 93% less water per pound of copper produced when compared to a conventional open pit mine. Engineering, permitting, and financing activities are well advanced in preparation for the 20-year commercial production phase of the project which will almost double Taseko’s annual copper production.
With the acquisition of Yellowhead Mining, Taseko has added another large, long-life copper project to its development portfolio. The deposit located 150km north of Kamloops, BC, is like the Gibraltar Mine deposit and the company is preparing to take the steps necessary to advance the technical and permitting work required to move the project towards production.
In addition to the activities underway at Florence Copper and Yellowhead, Taseko continues engineering related activities at its Aley niobium project in north central BC.
Taseko understands that continued success and growth are created by its most valued asset, our people. Excellence is always its goal and achieving it means attracting, training, and rewarding those who share the company’s ambition and passion to be the very best.
For more information on Taseko visit our website at
Taseko is seeking applicants for the following role: Manager, Exploration


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology with a minimum of 10 years of related technical and supervisory experience.
  • Registration as a Professional Geoscientist with EGBC (Engineers and Geoscientists BC) in good standing.
  • Proven exploration program management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of geostatistics and resource modelling.
  • Familiarity with MineSite, Leapfrog and Microsoft Office software.


  • High ethical standards, accountability, and integrity.
  • Demonstrated relationship management, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines and budgets.
  • Ability to act as a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.
  • Accomplished written, verbal, and group presentation skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.



Reporting to the Vice President, Engineering the Manager, Exploration will be an integral member of an experienced corporate engineering team working on a broad spectrum of projects at various stages of design, permitting, construction and operation.
Based in Vancouver, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning and directing Gibraltar’s exploration activities. The Manager, Exploration will also provide support at the corporate level to help advance Taseko’s pipeline of development projects and evaluate potentially accretive acquisitions.
This opportunity will appeal to ambitious executives who are passionate about developing and leading exploration programs to deliver on stakeholder expectations and business objectives. The ideal candidate is a professional geoscientist with a strong technical background to lead drilling programs and manage technical reporting and adherence to regulatory requirements while being able to define and direct the company’s strategy for resource and reserve expansion. The role requires a self-motivated and collaborative leader with demonstrated relationship management, problem-solving, decision-making and project management skills.


  • Develop a multi-year reserve and resource expansion strategy for Gibraltar and Taseko’s development projects to identify, prioritize and investigate potential opportunities.
  • Review and recommend changes or updates to site geological models to improve quality and accuracy.
  • Prepare and implement annual exploration plans and budgets to ensure that objectives are achieved on time and on budget.
  • Assume a project management role for field programs including program planning and design, procurement, contractor management, regulatory compliance, and cost control.
  • Ensure data collection, sampling and QA/QC programs are completed in accordance with CIM Mineral Exploration Best Practice Guidelines.
  • Supervise the interpretation and analysis of drilling results and other geological information to update geological models and define current and future exploration targets.
  • Public disclosure and government reporting of exploration results.
  • Manage drill hole database and resource model updates to include incremental drilling results.
  • Oversee the estimation of mineral resources in accordance CIM Best Practice Guidelines and Definition Standards.
  • Preparation of relevant NI 43-101 Technical Report sections.
  • Provide technical support to help advance Taseko’s pipeline of development projects.
  • Participate in technical reviews of external projects to identify and evaluate potentially accretive acquisitions.
  • Present results of studies and projects to executive level staff in Vancouver through a variety of methods, not limited to, but including, written reports, memos, live presentations, and informal meetings.


Min:10.0Max:15.0 year(s)

Information Technology/IT

Site Engineering / Project Management



Geology with a minimum of 10 years of related technical and supervisory experience



Vancouver, BC, Canada