Senior Geotechnical Inspector

Employer: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Multiple locations

Senior Geotechnical Inspector

$72,879.68-$95,682.25 annually plus 6.5% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment (plus bi-weekly Isolation Allowance for Smithers)

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated Professional Engineer

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 Geotechnical Inspector leads the geotechnical 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 Geotechnical Engineering on compliance issues and status of geotechnical matters that may pertain to the design, review and permitting of a wide range of mine site components and structures located throughout the province. This includes tailings impoundments, waste rock dumps, open pit slopes, underground workings, water management facilities and dams, geohazards and building foundations. The position helps manage risks to the environment and to the safety of mine personnel and members of the public.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in geological, mining or geotechnical engineering. Preference may be given to candidates with a master’s degree or PhD in geological, mining or geotechnical engineering.
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration as a fully qualified Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC). *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional Engineer 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.
  • Minimum 5 years post-graduation experience in geotechnical engineering or mining engineering. Preference may be given to those with more years of this experience. Preference may be given to those with this experience that includes underground design.

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