Senior Environmental Geoscientist

Company: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
Senior Environmental Geoscientist

$71,450.77–$89,625.35 annually, effective April 12, 2020

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.

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 Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.
  • A minimum 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/mitigation of water quality impacts for major mining projects.

For more information and to apply online by April 13, 2020, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.