Manager, Environmental Geosciences

Company: Orano Canada Inc.
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Email: [email protected]

Duties and Responsibilities include:


  • Lead by example and comply with all Orano health, safety, and environmental policies, practices, and procedures;
  • Lead, oversee, and support the environmental geoscientists within the HSE&RR department and mentor the team in their technical project-based work;
  • Ensure team alignment through regular meetings and coordination on all projects;
  • Ensure team is coordinated with other departments within Orano Canada for the completion of project work within assigned timelines;
  • Oversee contractors and consultants conducting engineering and scientific studies on Orano Canada’s behalf;
  • Oversee and assist in the preparation of technical reports and documents that reach a variety of audiences ranging from internal circulation to regulatory review;
  • Drive continuous improvement through the incorporation of technical advancement in the geo-environmental area, for the necessity of the new projects progressing, current progressed, and decommissioned sites; and
  • Work collaboratively with personnel and other departments, to find solutions, prepare reasoned arguments, and achieve project objectives.

Technical Expertise

  • Develop a sound knowledge of the Company’s operations along with the technical requirements imposed by legislation and various permits and licenses;
  • Execute field investigations for the purposes of hydrogeological site characterization, installation of monitoring instrumentation, tailings and waste rock testing and characterization, and assessment of mine de-watering requirements;
  • Assess waste management facility performance in comparison with design criteria based on operational or post-closure monitoring;
  • Effectively communicate to internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, on issues related to hydrogeology and solute transport;
  • Provide technical support to site operations staff in the areas of environmental monitoring, reporting, and resolution of technical issues requiring geotechnical, geochemical, or hydrogeological expertise;
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on projects including engineering and scientific studies, environmental assessments, follow-up programs, and licensing of mining projects;
  • Responsible for the provision of technical support to site operations staff in the areas of environmental monitoring, reporting, and resolution of technical issues requiring geotechnical, geochemical, or hydrogeological expertise;
  • Embrace, promote, and support Operational Excellence and OE culture; and
  • Promote and adhere to Orano Canada’s values: Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Respect and People Development, Cohesion and Team Spirit, and Exemplarity, Integrity, Responsibility.

Skills and Qualifications for the position include:

  • University degree (preferably at post graduate level) in a geotechnical, hydrogeological, or geochemical area;
  • Minimum 10–15 years’ related experience;
  • Knowledge of codes and regulations pertaining to mining and environmental protection;
  • Strong background in numerical modelling of groundwater flow and solute transport;
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to present complex technical information in a clear manner both internally and to external stakeholders;
  • Co-ordinate activities, information, materials, and resources within own area of responsibility to meet tight deadlines and work under time pressure; and
  • Experience in supervising technical experts.

Work Location and Schedule:

  • Primarily based out of the Saskatoon Corporate Office.
  • Occasional trips to the mill, mine, exploration, project or decommissioned sites may be required during some field work periods.

The safety of our employees and candidates is a top priority at Orano. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic, the working location and/or schedule as advertised may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures. These changes if applicable will be discussed at the screening and interview stage.

As a condition of employment the successful candidate must complete Orano’s pre-employment checks including education verification and employment reference checks.

Drug (including marijuana) and alcohol substance testing is a requirement for all Safety Sensitive positions. Applicants who have recently used marijuana recreationally may not pass a substance test as marijuana can remain in the user’s system for as many as 30 days after use.

Orano is an equal opportunity employer. We value the knowledge, experience, and cultures and commit to the advancement of Indigenous Peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and People with Disabilities and strongly encourage all candidates from these designated groups to apply for our career opportunities.

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