Sealaska Corporation Minerals Manager in Juneau, Alaska

Minerals Manager


Company Order Number:532

of openings:1


General Function

The Minerals Manager is responsible for:

  • The strategic direction of the development of Sealaska’s subsurface estate and is to direct the identification, quantification, spatial orientation, mapping, and reporting of Sealaska’s minerals estate;

  • Development of policies and procedures for Sealaska to follow as it enters into agreements with third parties for the exploration, inventory or development of mineral estate to achieve corporate goals and overall supervision of the Corporation’s minerals management program and all general mineral activities;

  • Analyzing and reporting the potential financial impact of the minerals program, valuation of mineral resources and provide documentation for preparation of tax and 7(i) reports to Sealaska Corporation;

  • Development standards to ensure the protection of clean water and water quality, clean air and air quality, soils resources, watershed and stream resources, and other ecosystem functions; and

  • For the operation and function of the Natural Resources Department minerals records and administrative procedures.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

1.Implementing, monitoring and supporting minerals management policies and procedures.

2.Define and recommend objectives; develop specific short and long range plans and programs together with supporting budgets for the development of a minerals management program.

3.Compile annual budget reports for presentation and approval to corporate executives, including projections and anticipation of potential problems.

4.Ensure that operations conform to local, state and federal governmental regulations.

5.Responsibility for reviewing, negotiating and approving commercial terms contained in proposals, tenders and project contracts including construction, engineering and operating agreements.

6.Ensuring the integration of legal, tax, human resources, insurance and finance considerations into proposals and contracts.

7.Developing and communicating effective project structures and commercial strategy, including risk management on all medium and large projects.

8.Formulate and install standard practices based on industry methods and costs.

9.Works closely with key clients to understand business issues and opportunities.

10.Establish and maintain satisfactory customer and public relations through direct and delegated contacts with representative individual groups.

11.Provide geological expertise as needed in reserve analysis and mining activities.

12.Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.

  • A strategic leader with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.

  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is “politically savvy” and a team player.

  • Strong project-management skills.

  • An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills.

  • An excellent negotiator who is experienced in all minerals contracts.

  • A decisive individual who possesses a “big picture” perspective and is well versed in systems.

  • Commitment to company values.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct a staff of technical, professional, clerical and industry related personnel.

  • Ability to interpret and apply laws and policies to specific problems relating to mining activities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local officials, corporate management and the general public.

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws influencing employment & labor practices.

  • Analytical ability to define and prepare strategic and operating plans and budgets.

  • Geological expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Metallurgy, and Mineral Engineering or related field with an advanced degree highly desirable.Experience: Minimum ten years of progressive management experience including mining production and operations.