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Job Description

About Us

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences. We work together as one team, with coordination and integration of all offices and disciplines. Currently there are over 500 employees, consisting of professional engineers, geoscientists, technicians, software developers, administrators, accountants, health & safety and human resources professionals. BGC has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, as well as Colorado, US and Santiago, Chile.Our flat management structure and unique culture create a work environment where employees can grow professionally, work with fantastic teams and enjoy perks such as company-wide clubs and mentoring opportunities.

The Role

BGC is seeking a Senior to Principal Geochemist or Hydrogeochemist with a background in water quality, metal leaching, and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD) theory and practice. The successful candidate will join our small, growing team of geochemistry specialists, and will work closely with project managers, engineers, and geoscientists across BGC. The ideal candidate will provide technical leadership and mentorship as we continue to grow our team and advance our state of practice to solve client challenges.


  • Act as technical lead and/or technical reviewer on project scope design and interpretation for metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD), water quality, and source term development and predictive modeling projects
  • Manage projects, including proposals, budgets, schedules, staffing and scopes
  • Manage multi-disciplinary teams, potentially working in remote and challenging environments
  • Supervise, train, and mentor junior and intermediate staff in the field and office
  • Participate in business development and identify new opportunities, promoting BGCs capacity for undertaking innovative and advanced hydrogeological projects and proposal writing
  • Present results to internal and external groups
  • Some travel to project locations in North and South America and beyond will be required to support junior team members, gain familiarity of project sites, and serve our clients
  • Integrate with hydrogeology and hydrology teams on coupled water balance and water quality modelling projects

Required Education, Experience and Competencies

  • 10+ years of consulting experience and technical leadership
  • Post Graduate education in chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, geological engineering or related discipline
  • Registered professional, P.Geo or P.Eng with EGBC or similar association
  • Understanding of low temperature geochemistry, ML/ARD theory and practice
  • Experience with laboratory reporting of geochemical test work and interpretation of results
  • Experience in water quality modelling and prediction
  • Exposure to geochemical modelling and database management programs, such as PHREEQC, Geochemists Workbench, EQWIN, EquIS and GoldSim
  • Past project work loads should include the range of mine life, from pre-feasibility through operations and closure/remediation
  • Proficient in technical writing
  • Ability to present, prepare and review reports
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Ability to communicate with clients and appreciate their project goals
  • Self-starter with a keen desire to contribute to technical excellence in a “One Team” environment

Company Benefits

BGC offers a wide range of benefits and perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Flexible hours
  • Parental leave leave top ups
  • Social activities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Flat management structure
  • Ability to work with fantastic teams and industry leaders
  • Casual and professional work environment


BGC has offices in the following locations:Canada - Vancouver, Kamloops, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Fredericton, Halifax
USA - Golden (Colorado)BGC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.