A big fish in a small pond? A small fish in a big pond? $200,000 a year to consult to the mining industry.
There are many good sites where you can search for jobs in the mining industry. This blog is not one of them. I do sometimes write on salaries in the mining industry—for who is not interested in the topic of salaries and wages? Postings on this blog on salaries & wages get many hits, attesting to the web’s interest in the subject.
Today I choose to post news of a job that is a bit out of the ordinary. My primary purpose in posting this job is that salary that’s offered. It is high, very high. Here is what the e-mail alerting me to this post says:
My name is George Armes, I’m the managing partner of PCA Consultants, a fully retained executive search firm in Pittsburgh, PA. We’ve been engaged by a global market leader to locate a Principal Mining Hydrogeologist in Vancouver, BC. I’ve attached a position description here for your review. The successful candidate’s base salary will range from $173k-$207k and will include annual bonuses up to 20% of their base compensation – full and complete relocation expenses will be covered.
That is correct. You read aright. The salary is between $173K and $207K. Surely they will have no difficulty filling the position. Yet they may have some difficulties. The job is demanding and, to be honest, the people that I know who could do the job, are already well remunerated. Here is the job description:
Senior Management Opportunity in Vancouver, Canada
My client specializes in assessing, developing and managing the world’s water resources using the most powerful and cost-effective technologies available today. The dedicated team of engineers, earth scientists and other technical specialists provides comprehensive assessments of surface water and groundwater resources, practical engineering solutions for water related projects, and an awareness of environmental and sustainability issues that are key to successful water resource management.
Capitalizing on global presence and support infrastructure, my client has successfully completed numerous projects in five continents, helping to meet future water demands in a wide variety of environments and applications.
Principal Mine Hydrogeologist / Project Director – Vancouver, Canada
The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in mining operations and related water management with a proven track record for effectively managing people, contractors, and field operations. Your background in hydrogeology, geochemistry, and civil engineering projects will provide you with the insight to plan and execute the best water management strategies for our mining sector clients, deploying best-in-class technologies.
- Manage a team of technical experts (hydrogeologists, geochemists, modelers, project engineers, and field technicians) for our large mine hydrology projects
- Take a leading role in business development and client relationship management
- Plan, execute, and supervise field programs for groundwater studies and EIA’s in mining
- Oversee groundwater characterization studies for open pit and underground mine developments
- Manage the development of site-wide water management solutions throughout the life cycle of a mining project, from the initial planning stages through the operating phase to site closure
- 10+ years experience in consulting with field operations experience
- Solid understanding of principles and practice of mine hydrology and mining geochemistry issues, surface and down hole geophysics, and GIS applications
- Professional accreditation eg. P.Eng or P.Geo
- University degree in Earth Sciences or related subject with MSc in hydrogeology
- Track record managing large projects in mining hydrogeology
If you would like so big a salary, and potentially fit the bill, here are the details of George Armes:
George A. Armes
All I ask is that George and who-ever is selected for the job let us know about their success and the company that pays so much for such rare talent.