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Job Description

  About Us
BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international applied earth sciences professional services firm. We are proud of our talented team of over 700 employees, spanning the fields of Engineering, Geoscience, Software, Geomatics, Data Science, Accounting, Administration, Health & Safety and Human Resources.  Alongside our clients and industry partners, BGC works collaboratively as ‘One Team’, dedicated to solving the world’s most critical applied earth science challenges. BGC has Canadian offices located in Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton, Halifax, and offices in Golden (Colorado), Santiago (Chile), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and Brisbane (Australia). Our flat management structure creates a culture of innovation, excellence and transparency and a casual, dynamic and inclusive work environment.  BGC prides itself on offering training and mentoring opportunities to further our employees’ professional growth as well as social and wellness activities that contribute to the connection and wellbeing of our team.  We believe in One Team, Excellence, Curiosity, Common Sense and Clarity.
The Role
BGC is seeking an Intermediate Hydrogeologist or Hydrogeological Engineer with a background in mining, construction, or engineering. The successful applicant will support a long-term mining client with ongoing hydrogeological and mine-closure services. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of approximately 50 hydrogeologists, hydrogeological engineers, and geochemists working on mining, pipelines, and linear infrastructure projects across North America. Our mining projects span all phases of the mining life cycle and typically involve collaboration with dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams. The ideal candidate will be keen to advance their technical expertise, will work closely with a tight-knit project team, and will provide mentorship to junior engineers and geoscientists pursuing careers in hydrogeology. This position can be based at any of BGC’s Canadian office locations.

  • Act as technical lead of small to medium-sized scopes that may include regulatory groundwater monitoring, hydrogeological site investigations, design projects, operation of a groundwater pump-back system, mine closure, and reporting.
  • Manage projects including scope development and proposals, budgets, schedules, staffing, contractor management, etc..
  • Supervise, train, and mentor junior staff in the field and office
  • Plan, organize, and execute field and office-based scopes while regularly communicating with clients and contractors.
  • Some travel will be required to support junior team members, gain familiarity with project sites, and serve our clients

Required Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Graduate degree in hydrogeology, geology, geological engineering, hydrogeological engineering or related discipline.
  • 6 to 12 years of relevant professional experience; consulting experience preferred.
  • Registered professional, P.Geo. or P.Eng., with PEO, PGO, or similar association.
  • An understanding of physical hydrogeology and geology, preferably with practical field experience in borehole logging, monitoring well installation, and hydraulic testing and analysis.
  • Experience in mine site water management, mine dewatering and depressurization, site investigation and characterization, tailings and water storage dam design and seepage control, permitting and environmental impact assessments.
  • Past project experience would ideally include the range of mine life, from pre-feasibility through operations and closure/remediation.
  • Fundamental understanding of hydrogeology as it applies to mining and tailings management.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills. Able to communicate with clients and appreciate their project goals.
  • Exceptional communication skills in English, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Familiar with operating mine-sites and mine-closure planning and execution.
  • Proficient in technical writing; able to present, prepare and review reports.
  • Self-starter with a keen desire to contribute to technical excellence in a “One Team” environment.

Desired Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Familiarity with geochemistry and water quality is an asset
  • Familiarity with groundwater modelling software (e.g., SEEP/W, MODFLOW) is an asset
  • Familiarity with Golden Software Surfer program is an asset
  • Familiarity with Berkley Vista Data Vision (VDV) software is an asset

Position Requirements
Drug & Alcohol TestingTo ensure we meet our client’s compliance requirements and our workplace health and safety commitments, BGC has a drug and alcohol policy that applies to this position.  The policy states that an employee may be required to take a drug and alcohol test prior to engaging in field work. This testing could be requested within an employee’s first week or in the future, as required. It is important to note that some clients also require random drug and alcohol testing, and/or testing in the event of a health and safety accident or incident.
Driver’s LicenseBGC requires that employees have a valid driver's license, and that employees can drive a field pickup truck.  Upon hiring, BGC will require a driver’s abstract to allow for a safety review of your driving history.
Travel and Vaccination BGC is committed to maintaining a safe work environment to ensure the health and safety of employees while on business travel and during field assignments. To meet travel and client requirements, employees may be required to receive vaccinations such as yellow fever, COVID-19, malaria, etc. If you require an accommodation or wish to discuss your situation, please contact Human Resources. BGC requires that you have a current passport for this position. 
COVID-19 VaccinationBGC is committed to maintaining a safe work environment, and we are following current public health orders to ensure the health and safety of our employees while maintaining their privacy and respecting their individual circumstances. As of July 4, 2022, the BGC COVID-19 vaccination policy has been suspended until further notice. If BGC resumes this policy, all employees will be required to submit all COVID-19 vaccination records to HR.  If you require any accommodations or are not able to comply with this request, please inform Human Resources.
Company Benefits
BGC offers our employees the following: 

  • Our ‘One Team’ culture supporting health, wellness, safety and diversity 
  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Maternity/Paternity leave top ups 
  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Flat management structure 
  • Flexible workplace with office and home arrangements 
  • Social and wellness activities  
  • Casual and professional work environment

BGC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation with your application, please contact us.