Senior Environmental Geoscience Inspector

Employer: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Multiple locations

Senior Environmental Geoscience Inspector

$72,879.68 - $91,678.06 annually plus 3% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment (plus $32.89 bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for Smithers)

Bring your commitment to excellence in resource management practices

The Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement Division provides oversight of the mineral exploration and mining sector during all stages of mine projects. This position is part of the Office of Chief Inspector of Mines. The Chief Inspector is responsible for mining compliance oversight, programs required to protect the health and safety of workers and the public from risk factors associated with mine operations, and mine emergency incident response.

The Senior Environmental Geoscientist is an Inspector of Mines and an expert in the field of metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD). The position leads the geoscience compliance management activities for the Ministry and provides expert advice to the Manager, Technical Compliance, and the Chief Inspector of Mines. The position advises the Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division Director of Technical Operations and the Manager of Geoscience on compliance issues at mine operations. This position provides key technical support to the mining companies and government agencies to ensure compliance with mining legislation and environmentally sound practices. The position plays a key role in helping to manage water quality risks to the environment.

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Qualifications for this role include:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in geoscience, engineering, or environmental sciences. Preference may be given to candidates with a master’s degree or PhD in geoscience, engineering, or environmental sciences.
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration (within 6 months of employment) as a fully qualified Professional Geoscientist with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional Geoscientist in another Canadian jurisdiction, and able to transfer that membership to the EGBC within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with mine waste geochemistry assessment, water quality predictions, water quality modelling and the prevention/mitigation of water quality impacts for major mining projects.
  • A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

For more information and to apply online by June 22, 2021, please go to:

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Date Posted: June 08, 2021
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Victoria, BC, and multiple locations in the Public Service