Senior Safety Advisor - Eskay Creek

We are a Canadian exploration mining company, focused on working towards the restart of the past producing Eskay Creek Gold Mine with additional development projects and properties in our portfolio.
Eskay was the highest-grade gold mine in the world when in production. The mine produced 3.3 million pounces of gold and 160 million ounces of silver at average grades of 45 g/t gold and 2,224 g/t silver from 1994-2008. We are aggressively advancing Eskay towards a Pre-Feasibility Study with a target to release in H1 2021.

As a Skeena Resources employee, you will become part of a dynamic, innovative, and results-driven work environment. You will be given assignments to challenge yourself and your skillset working alongside employees with diverse backgrounds and cultures.

We value Health and Safety, the Environment, and the Communities within which we operate, and work collaboratively with our Indigenous partners, leveraging traditional knowledge and respect for the land. By joining our team, you will become part of an organization driven by opportunity, entrepreneurship, and business results.

Job Title: Senior Safety Advisor – Eskay Creek

Position Summary: Reporting Directly to the Corporate Health and Safety Manager, with a dotted line to the Site/Mine Managers, this position is responsible to develop policies, procedures, and initiatives to oversee the safety management and administration of the Eskay Creek project in accordance with Skeena’s safety programs, industrial best practice, and all regulatory/legislation requirements.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
• Oversees safety performance of multiple discreet projects across Skeena’s operations.
• Monitors and reports on project safety performance, identifying safety issues, formulating corrective action plans; following up to ensure changes are implemented.
• Attends construction work sites to inspect, investigate, and audit, occasionally during non-standard work hours or days.
• Liaises with other project managers, company staff, and contractors to identify, assess and mitigate risks associated with construction and in and around the project operations.
• Produces detailed reports, analyses data and develops trend analysis.
• Develops policies, procedures and initiatives to oversee safety management of contractors. Leads the ongoing review of contractor safety and security policies, procedures, and manuals, identifying required modifications to align with changing practices and regulatory requirements, recommends changes and methods of implementing approved changes.
• Advises and guides project managers and monitors external personnel to ensure compliance with all Skeena safety programs, industrial best practice and regulatory requirements.
• Provides training to internal and external personnel on the safety requirements for work in and around the project sites and works with industry associations and developers to increase awareness.
• Liaises with regulatory agencies such as WorkSafe BC, BC Safety Authority, BC Mines Inspector, and Emergency Response Agencies to exchange information, advice, and coordinate activities.
• Leads designated initiatives to enhance safety performance and support a culture of safety and participates in various committees and meetings providing guidance and specialized advice in ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, legislation related to project and construction safety.
• Maintain a valid driver’s license.
• Promote team building at all levels, and a respectful cross-cultural work environment.
• Other duties as may be required by the Company

The Ideal Candidate:
• Minimum 5 years related experience, preferably in a remote worksite in the mining and/or construction industry
• The Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation is required for this position.
• Must have a Valid Driver’s License
• Must be able to pass Fit For Duty testing

Working Conditions:
This position involves working at a remote exploration site on a “general” two week on/two week off rotation. The Eskay Creek project is located within the Coast Mountains of Northwestern British Columbia and Tahltan Territory. Transportation would be provided from Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Iskut as well as charter flights from Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George, Terrace and Smithers with shuttles from either the Bob Quinn airport or Terrace Airport to Eskay Creek camp facilities.

There will be exposure to extreme temperatures in all seasons including working outdoors in snow, mud, ice, and water conditions, walking to and from different locations on uneven ground, prolonged periods of standing and physically handling/lifting/moving heavy objects.

To apply by email, send your cover letter and resume in Word or .pdf format to, by August 3, 2021. Include your NAME and JOB TITLE in the subject line of your e-mail response. Priority hiring consideration will be given to Indigenous applicants in whose traditional territories our projects are located. All Applicants MUST be legally entitled to work in Canada.
We thank all candidates for their interest however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Date Posted: July 21, 2021
Closing Date:
Various in Northwestern BC and Tahltan Territory