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Director, North America, Exploration

Yamana Gold Full-Time  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 3 Apr 2018

Job Description

Yamana Gold Inc. is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Director, North America, Exploration. This position is responsible for managing all exploration in North America, which currently includes an operating mine, an advanced exploration project and a generative program focused on the identification and data/field assessment of early stage district-scale gold projects. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Exploration, the job focus will be on identifying, acquiring and advancing exploration opportunities to the production stage, with an emphasis on the Superior Province of Canada. The Director will also work in coordination with Project teams on evaluations.

The position is based out of Toronto, although a re-location is not a pre-requisite. The position will require extensive travel and the successful candidate should expect to spend up to 150 days or more per year in the field as required by job requirements.

Job Resonsibilities

  • Work in coordination with Senior Vice President of Exploration to prioritize and develop strategies to locate, acquire and advance early stage generative exploration opportunities within North America (with a primary focus on Canada)
  • Design and oversee programs for all exploration properties within North America
  • Execute exploration plans to within strict budget guidelines.
  • Produce geological and other technical documents as required for all aspects of exploration requirements.
  • Initiate and maintain positive and professional relationships with other industry professionals, government officials, landowners and cultural groups.
  • Occasionally complete due diligence initiatives for the Business Development team on potential acquisitions
  • Continually upgrade Yamana’s knowledge of Canada exploration opportunities via internal data compilations, industry contacts and active participation in key geologic conventions.
  • Ensure that operations are conducted safely and in accordance with Company standards and procedures and Industry “Best management” practices.
  • Maintain strict adherence to Yamana’s Employee Confidentiality, Privacy & Intellectual Property Policies.
  • Continually seek out technological advancements to better execute exploration initiatives

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated record of safe working habits
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Geology
  •  At least 10 years’ experience in Canadian geology (greenstone belt emphasis), coordinating programs at generative to advanced drilling level;    – Production Geology Experience (especially underground) is a plus.
  • Experience evaluating large (multi-million ounce) gold systems with the understanding of critical factors that make a deposit economic.
  • Demonstrated Organizational Skills for leading a team including    – Budgeting for multiple projects   – Hiring and management/mentoring of geologists and associated work force.
  • Experience in Canadian Mining Industry, related to:   – Understanding and experience with claim/concession filing, assessment and validation   – NI 43-101 requirements and reporting   – Exploration and mining regulations, filing and permitting requirements.   – First Nations issues and responsibilities
  • General Skills:   – Able to complete geological and other technical documents for all aspects of exploration requirements (including assisting with preparation of NI 43-101, EPCM reports, etc.) in a timely manner   – Excellent English writing skills; Functional levels of French reading and speaking an asset   – Solid Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) and GIS skills required, as well as 3-D modeling software (Leapfrog, Vulcan, Gems, etc. experience is a plus).
  • Accredited Geology License required for QP purposes
  • Proven leadership ability, drive and commitment.
  • Effective relationship building skills
  • Ability to apply strong management, technical and administrative skills to implementing and monitoring projects
  • Ability to monitor, analyze and evaluate the use of project progression and outcomes
  • Demonstrable ability to operate with a high degree of flexibility in an environment with demanding workloads and time constraints.
  • Ability to safely lift and carry core boxes and other objects up to 22.7 kg (50 lbs.) weight

Applicants should send their resume by e-mail directly to

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