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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, Kingston, Ottawa, Sudbury, 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 experienced Geotechnical or Geological Engineer to be part of our new and growing team in Australia. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in geotechnical engineering in a mine setting and will have technical expertise and project management experience in tailings facility design and construction, mine rehabilitation and closure, or other aspects of geotechnical or geological engineering. Some exposure to risk-informed decision making would be an asset. The suitable candidate will work in multi-disciplinary teams, leading tasks related to the full cycle of geotechnical design and construction.   This position will be based at our new office location in Brisbane, Australia, with occasional travel to other BGC global office and project locations.   The ideal candidate will also have a desire to work with our global team and to contribute to projects outside of Australia while helping develop our Australia client-base in line with BGC’s strategic direction. The role requires providing technical leadership, professional development and mentorship to other BGC team members, client service, and advancing innovative practice and use of new technologies.   Responsibilities  

  • Help lead business development and planning initiatives to grow the BGC Brisbane office and Australasian operations.  
  • Manage projects, prepare proposals, and track budgets on a diverse portfolio of cross-disciplinary projects to address critical earth science challenges.  
  • Act as a project engineer and technical lead for specific aspects of mining projects. 
  • Author or co-author reports and act as a technical reviewer for work done by others. 
  • Train, mentor, and supervise technical work of other staff. 
  • Actively coach and provide mentorship towards the professional development of BGC team members. 
  • Work with client and partner representatives. 
  • Promote BGC vision, values and culture amongst BGC staff. 
  • Travel as required, which could occasionally include extended shifts at remote work sites and visits to North American BGC offices. 

 Required Education, Experience & Competencies  

  • Post-graduate degree in Geological, Geotechnical, or Civil Engineering. 
  • A minimum of 10 years post-graduate work experience in consulting or industry.  
  • Some or all of this experience must be in the Australian mining industry. 
  • Chartered status required: CPEng and RPEQ. 
  • Strong leadership, analytical and project management and communication skills. 
  • A commitment to innovation and technical excellence. 

 Position Requirements  Drug & Alcohol Testing 
To 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 License 
BGC requires that employees have a valid driver's license, and that employees can drive a field utility truck.  Upon hiring, BGC will require a driving record 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 Vaccination 
BGC 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 
  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Flat management structure 
  • Flexible workplace with office and home arrangements 

     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.