Senior Environmental Geoscientist

Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources

This position can be performed in Cranbrook, Kamloops, Prince George, Smithers, or Victoria based on operational availability. Other locations may be considered based on operational requirements.

Senior Environmental Geoscientist
$71,450.77 - $89,625.35 annually plus $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance for the Smithers location

The Mines, Competitiveness & Authorizations Division (MCAD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s mineral resources. MCAD’s main focuses are: ensuring safe and environmentally responsible mineral exploration, mine development and closure; providing timely permitting decisions; promoting BC’s many mineral opportunities and fostering a positive and supportive environment for staff; implementing the Premier’s Jobs Plan commitments and contributing to the achievement of the Province’s social, economic and environmental goals.

The Senior Environmental Geoscientist is an Inspector of Mines and an expert in the field of metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD). This position conducts technical reviews and analysis of mining project plans, develops and recommends permitting conditions, and provides key technical support and advice 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.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences; preference may be given to those with advanced degrees.
  • Registered or immediately eligible for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction or having entered the application process with the EGBC. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the EGBC. Confirmation of registration/ eligibility to transfer a current membership will be required before the start of employment.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience with planning, development, and/or reclamation of major mining projects (i.e. not exploration phase mining activities).
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience with mine waste geochemistry assessment, water quality predictions, water quality modelling and the prevention of water quality impacts for major mining projects.

For more information and to apply online by October 8, 2020, please go to:

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Date Posted: September 10, 2020
Closing Date: October 08, 2020
Cranbrook, Kamloops, Prince George, Smithers, or Victoria based on operational availability