Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities are to:
- Develop geological program concepts to encourage increasing the expanse of current hard rock mining operations;
- Develop local and regional geological models utilizing stratigraphic correlation and engineering information to best describe the opportunity for new asset development programs;
- Direct the development of visual models of subsurface geology for delineation and evaluation of exploration projects;
- Ensure models are up to date with the latest information;
- Coordinate effectively with the Land Manager on all land use and rights matters;
- Interact effectively with a wide range of people from the non-technical to the very technical, attorneys, corporate officers, operators, and government entities;
- Contribute to development of the corporate strategic plan;
- Apply advanced aspects of professional/technical discipline and make recommendations on proposals, analysis and budgets;
- Act as a resource to colleagues and helps other sell projects and/or ideas by being an advocate;
- Manage relationships and work product of any outsourced technical services work;
- Present to management and represent business assets at technical meetings such as joint ventures or partnerships; and
- Participate in internal and external due diligence.
- Advanced degree in Geology or Geophysics or similar educational background;
- More than 20 years of experience as a hard rock mineral or mining exploration geologist;
- Extensive knowledge of hard rock mineralogy, economic geology, geological processes, soil science, chemistry, hydrology, field mapping and mineral rights law;
- Experience in areas of federal and state mineral leasing laws, mineral appraisal methodology, mineral economics, and mined land reclamation;
- Detail oriented and the ability to manage information, time and prioritize tasks to maximum efficiency;
- Ability to influence, communicate written and verbally, cooperate and coordinate well with others;
- Must work well under pressure, meeting deadlines consistently; and
- Must be a self-starter, motivated with good organizational and reasoning abilities.
- Professional geologist qualifications as determined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 or the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves;
- Exposure to AutoCAD, GEMCOM and Promine, or equivalent information systems; and
- Wyoming, Utah and Colorado geological exploration experience.
- This role is expected to have a 25% to 40% travel commitment.
- There are no direct reports for this role.
Sweetwater Management, LLCSweetwater Royalties is a base metals and industrial minerals royalty company with more than four million mineral acres and one million fee surface acres in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado (the “Land Grant”). The Land Grant assets date to the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 and provide value through a diverse array of natural resources, primarily trona. Sweetwater provides its partners with opportunities to develop the natural resources on the Land Grant assets, access to grazing, and entry to the renewable energy sector. Sweetwater Royalties LLC is a privately held company established by Orion Mine Finance.