Welcome to Newmont! 

Newmont has recently acquired Newcrest Mining creating the world’s leading gold mining company.  

With operations around the world, our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate. We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance, and a shared belief that what we do matters.  

Our Brucejack operation is now recruiting for a Glaciologist with a competitive base salary between $100,000- $130,000 dependent on experience, skills, and competencies with consideration to internal equity with an additional short-term incentive of 15%.

The purpose of the position is to oversee and direct the Glacier Study Program on the Knipple Glacier at Brucejack Mine by working closely with others in the Glacier Management Team and business partners. Working within the Glacier Management team the Glaciologist ensures compliance with the BC Mines act and Haul Road Management Plan, while identifying and managing any risks to the glacier road. The primary responsibility is to ensure technical data for the understanding, operation and planning of the glacier road is collected as required, recorded in databases, modeled/projected, and reported upwards to provide information for safe and continuous operations of the glacier road.

Perform the following duties with safety being the number one priority:

  • Undergo glacier travel training with Mountain Safety personnel.
  • Conduct bi-weekly continuous line and kilometer marker glacier road surveys using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) instruments.
  • Daily glacier road inspections in the summer months.
  • Conduct monthly measurements at off road glacier stations for glacier movement and melt studies.
  • Maintain all glacier stake survey stations and add stations as required for ablation and velocity studies.
  • Conduct hot water borehole and steam drilling campaigns to determine ice thickness and identify hazardous intra- or subglacial voids.
  • Conduct or supervise monthly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) surveying of critical glacier areas, access road and surrounding mountainsides during summer months.
  • Understand and ensure compliance with Newmont safety policies and governmental safety regulations including Ministry of Mines and WorkSafeBC.
  • Manage organization of glacier data, maintain currency of data, analyze data and share data with the Glacier Management Team, mine managers and corporate executives as requested.
  • Work closely and share data with consulting Glaciology business partners.
  • Attend planning meetings with the Glacier Management Team.
  • Participate in short- and long-term glacier road planning.
  • Communicate any observed concerns, safety issues or potential safety issues on the glacier to the Glacier Management Team and Chief Mine Engineer or designate. 
  • Keep track of and ensure all the equipment is maintained and operational throughout the summer season.
  • Ensure critical spare parts are present in inventory minimize equipment down-time.
  • Ensure all safety gear is stored properly and is in functioning order.
  • Coordinate with and assist business partners as needed for data collection, data analysis, glacier modeling/forecasting and other activities on or related to the glacier, which include consulting Glaciologists, road engineers, geotechnical engineers, surveyors, Ice Penetrating Radar engineers.
  • Manage the contracts of Glaciologist and Ice Penetrating Radar business partners.
  • Learn necessary GNSS surveying, UAV surveying, photogrammetric 3D modelling, Global Information Systems (GIS) mapping, data analysis and other skills from Geotechnical and Survey teams, and business partners.
  • Train workers to carry out Glacier Technician duties to provide adequate glacier work coverage.
  • Oversee the work of Glacier Technicians as required to support data acquisition and safe work practices.
  • Time-permitting, assist with non-glacier related activities to support general mine operations, such as various surface surveying tasks.

What we offer: 

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable on-site accommodations with private washrooms, including excellent balanced meals prepared by our culinary team. Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities including a golf simulator, high-intensity fitness classes, yoga classes, seasonal snowshoeing, and hiking groups. You will also have access to a fully equipped music room while on site.     

All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:  

  • Travel allowance and arrangements made for transportation to and from site  
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications  
  • Competitive Benefits and Registered Retirement Savings Plan matching program 
  • Ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities    

It is important to note that the safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  

About You:

Position requirements include, but are not limited to: 

  • Possession of a technical diploma related to Glaciology, Geophysics, Geological Engineering, Geology or related field.
  • Equivalent combination of seasoned technical knowledge and experience combined with a minimum of two (2) year of work experience on glaciers conducting mapping, ice sampling, drilling, modeling and other glacier studies.
  • Preference for individuals with Sprat/IRATA L1 Rope Technicians, ice or rock-climbing experience or other glacier travel related experience/training.
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, Trimble Access, GIS, Pix4D, Autocad, Deswik, Maptek, etc.).
  • Knowledge of glacier formations, dynamics and all hazards to workers, vehicles, and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of Glacier Road construction and maintenance.
  • Glacier water management.
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player to work with coworkers and business partners.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with frontline workers, management teams, and business partners to work on multidisciplinary problems.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial mining and safety legislation and regulations.
  • Have sufficient physical strength and glacier travel skills to safely carry 50 lbs. of survey equipment across the glacier and to manipulate hot water/steam drills and components while drilling.
  • Understand the safety hazards inherent with working on the glacier and the methods to mitigate the hazards.
  • Theoretical, field, and empirical knowledge of glacier dynamics and periglacial environments; numerical modeling of glacier dynamics is a bonus.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Real-Time Kinematic GNSS equipment.
  • Familiarity with UAV operations, UAV pilot certificate is a bonus.
  • Knowledge of UAV photogrammetry surveying and skills to make accurate high-resolution maps.
  • Knowledge of remote-sensing methods for studying glacier and mountain slope dynamics is a bonus.

Additional Information

  • Able to work at remote location (camp) on a 13 days on/13 days off rotation plus 2 travel days.
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening and testing.
  • Be able to maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts.
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions.

Our Commitment to You 

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underpinned by our values of Safety, Sustainability, Integrity, Responsibility and Inclusion, our commitment is to respect the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.  

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application through our website before the advertised closing date.