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Mineral Rights Manager

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Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Mineral Rights Manager

About the company

KoBold Metals is a rapidly growing mineral exploration company using AI to enable the transition to electrification and help solve climate change. We are backed by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a16z, Bond Capital, Sam Altman, T Rowe Price, and other premier venture capitalists.

Our team includes the best of the industry in exploration geoscience, data science, software engineering, and business personnel. KoBold’s world-renowned geoscientists have made nearly 20 discoveries. They work on joint teams with outstanding data scientists, who have PhDs in physics, math, materials science, and geophysics. And our technology backbone has been built from scratch by our team of software engineers who are alumni of top Silicon Valley tech companies.

About the Position

The Mineral Rights Manager position will report to the CSO and will manage KoBold’s work regarding the securing and managing exploration and mining rights, surface access rights, securing permits, and related matters. The position will cover international regions including, but not limited to, US, Canada, southern Africa, and Australia. The role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Managing applications for new mineral exploration rights (i.e., staking claims, leasing)
  • Managing existing mineral tenements, including but not limited to maintaining standing of mineral rights, filing renewals, liaising with appropriate officials, etc.
  • Working with internal and external technical personnel to prepare assessment reports, and submitting reports of assessment work and exploration expense
  • Learning the laws and regulations regarding mineral tenure in various jurisdictions where KoBold works today and in new jurisdictions we are considering entering, and finding good local advisors wherever needed
  • Working with surface owners on site access and related matters
  • Working with Native American, First Nations, and Aboriginal stakeholders
  • Working with other claims holders to consolidate and/or coordinate exploration
  • Managing select permitting activity (e.g., drill permits, environmental permits)
  • Assist field operations team as needed


A Mineral Rights Manager candidate should have at least:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of land and/or permitting work
  • Experience with public (state/crown) mineral tenure
  • Experience with ministerial permitting for natural resources (e.g., metals, oil & gas, etc.)
  • Experience in securing access agreements with surface rights owners
  • Experience in securing access agreements with First Nation or Aboriginal communities
  • Strong sense of ownership and proactive communication
  • Great care in getting the details right

A great candidate will also have one or more of:

  • Experience in the mining industry, ideally metals exploration
  • Experience with leasing/licensing on private land
  • Experience in multiple countries

KoBold Metals is an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for people of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

This position is full-time, exempt.

The US base salary range for this full-time exempt position is $150,000-$250,000

Location: KoBold is a remote first workplace. We are open to candidates currently residing anywhere in the United States or Canada. All candidates must be authorized to legally work in either the United States for Canada