Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
There are 2 opportunities currently available:
- 1 permanent opportunity, and
- temporary opportunity until March 2020, which may become permanent
$64,086.02 - $80,042.76 annually.
The Mines and Mineral Resources Division (MMRD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s mineral resources. MMRD’s main focuses are: ensuring safe and environmentally responsible mineral exploration, mine development and closure; providing timely permitting decisions; 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 Environmental Scientist is a technical specialist who reviews advanced mineral exploration and smaller mining proposals and develops recommendations for permit conditions to ensure projects are developed in a manner to prevent and/or manage environmental risk associated with metal leaching and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD).
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 the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (* immediate eligibility is defined as a transfer of professional membership from a recognized Canadian jurisdiction or within 3 months of employment).
- A minimum of 3 years of experience with planning or development of major mining projects (i.e. not exploration phase mining activities).
- A minimum of 1 year of experience with mine waste geochemistry assessment, water quality predictions and modelling for mining projects and the prevention/mitigation of water quality impacts from mining projects.
- Must have a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
For more information and to apply online by March 10, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/57879