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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 looking for a Senior Water Quality Modeler to join our team. The successful candidate will have a background in water quality and metal leaching / acid rock drainage (ML/ARD) theory and practice, and experience building, validating and reviewing water quality models using different types of geochemical software. As a Senior Water Quality Modeler with BGC, you will help to manage the complex water quality-related challenges faced by our clients, and will look to advance our state of practice in water quality modeling. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with multi-disciplinary project teams and work closely with project managers, engineers, and geoscientists across BGC. The ideal candidate will also provide technical leadership and mentorship to more junior staff as we continue to grow our team. This position can be based at any of BGC’s Canadian or US office locations.

  • Act as technical lead on water quality modeling projects across BGC’s business sectors (e.g., mining, pipelines, transportation).
  • Integrate with BGC’s hydrogeology and hydrology teams on coupled water balance and water quality modeling projects 
  • Train and mentor members of the geochemistry team; supervise technical work completed by Junior and Intermediate staff.
  • Work with other technical leads to develop and manage proposals, budgets, schedules, and scopes of services.
  • Help lead business development and planning initiatives, and work with client and partner representatives.
  • Travel as required, which could occasionally include shifts at remote sites to support junior team members, gain familiarity with project sites, and/or serve our clients 

 Required Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Graduate degree in chemistry, geochemistry, geology, hydrogeology, geological engineering or related discipline 
  • Registered Professional Engineer or Geoscientist with EGBC or similar association 
  • 8 to 10+ years of professional experience in water quality modeling, coupled with relevant field experience  
  • Experience with geochemical and hydrological modeling platforms including GoldSim, PHREEQC and/or Geochemists Workbench
  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory reporting of geochemical test work and interpretation of results
  • Able to work efficiently with large datasets using database management programs such as EQWIN or EQuIS, and/or incorporating scripts using Python, C++, or VBA.
  • Possess understanding of low temperature geochemistry, ML/ARD theory and practice
  • Proficient in technical writing; able to prepare and review reports. Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills 
  • Able to communicate with clients, understand their project goals, and apply that understanding to project work

 Desired Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Experience with other modelling platforms, e.g., HYDRUS, MODFLOW, FEFLOW, SEEP/W 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.