Aggregate Terrain Geoscientist

Company: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Location: Prince George, British Columbia

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Prince George
Aggregate Terrain Geoscientist
$65,367.78–$81,773.78 annually

The main purpose of the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Section is to provide support, technical and management expertise for highway planning, embankment, and slope stability assessment, foundation design, geological hazards, aggregate resource management, and development of standards, specifications, and procedures for geotechnical investigation, design, and construction monitoring.

The Aggregate Resource Management group is responsible for organizing, leading, and managing teams comprised of professional, technical, administrative, and contracted resources to supply aggregate materials to facilitate the delivery of Regional Capital, Rehabilitation, District and Partnerships Projects, as well as Provincial Road and Bridge Maintenance Contracts. The Aggregate Management Program ensures that an adequate quantity and quality of gravel and quarry resources are available to meet the Ministry of Transportation’s current and future needs, in the right locations and timeframes, considering societal costs.

In this position you will ensure that bridges, roadways, and related structures are constructed according to designs, standards, and specifications and procedures established by the MoTI and provide expert advice to the Ministry in terrain evaluation, aggregate resource evaluation and design standards.

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:

  • Master’s degree in an applied geoscience discipline with 3 years related experience following completion of degree; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in an applied geoscience field and 5 years of related experience following completion of the bachelor’s degree; and
  • Candidate must be registered as a professional geoscientist, or immediately eligible for registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.


  • Technical experience in work associated with civil, geotechnical or geological engineering, preferably related to highway construction, rehabilitation, and project management, managing road design, and construction or repair projects involving multiple stakeholders; and
  • Contract and project management experience.

For more information and to apply online by June 2, 2019, please go to:

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