Value Through Gold

Environmental Technician

Environmental Technician

Job No: 77144
Location: Northwestern, BC

  • Join one the largest and highest-grading undeveloped gold projects! 
  • Exciting opportunity for an Environmental Technician to join a new camp in Northwestern BC!
  • Attractive salary plus great benefits, including meals and accommodation!
  • Take your career to the next level with a safety-conscious and supportive team!

Welcome to the Brucejack Project!

We are Pretivm – a Canadian mining company and the proud owner of the Brucejack Project.

Located in Northwest British Columbia, the Brucejack Project is an underground gold and silver mine that is anticipated to extract approximately 16 million tonnes of ore over an 18-year mine life.

With commercial production scheduled to commence in 2017, the Brucejack Project is now entering an exciting new construction phase. To support our ambitious growth plans, we are hiring hundreds of professionals, from accounting clerks and cooks, to truck drivers, engineers and more! 

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse working environment. We are working closely with our neighbours – the local communities and First Nations - to provide employment, training and investment opportunities.

Don’t miss this rare and exciting opportunity join one of the largest and highest-grading undeveloped gold projects in world! 

If you are interested in joining us, please read about the current opportunity below or visit

About the Opportunity  

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Technician to join the Brucejack Project in Northwestern, British Columbia. 

Located approximately 65 kilometers from Stewart, you will report to the Environment Manager and work a rotating schedule encompassing 14 days on, 14 days off

In this role, you will support the Environmental Department’s strategy to maintain compliance with Project regulatory authorizations and legislated environmental requirements. Using sound scientific protocols and procedures, you will implement sampling, monitoring, data management and reporting, ensuring work is carried out and completed in a safe and effective manner. You will also take a proactive role in mitigating and resolving potential environmental issues and/or concerns that might arise with regards to mine operations. 

Key duties include:

  • Provide appropriate technical support to environmental challenges and standards
  • Conduct surface and groundwater quality sampling, manual hydrology measurements, and other environmental sampling and monitoring as required, including for camp potable water and wastewater treatment systems, and the Mine Water Treatment Plant (MWTP)
  • Implement or oversee Environmental Management Plans and other environmental requirements as directed
  • Investigate environmental incidents (e.g. spill response, nuisance wildlife interactions, waste management issues); implement or coordinate the response as appropriate; prepare required documentation and make recommendations to ensure preventative and corrective action is executed
  • Perform Environmental Monitoring (EM) duties (e.g., prescribe erosion/sediment control techniques, water management and wildlife protection measures) on construction related activities (e.g., road improvements, culvert replacements pad preparation, ditching, etc.)
  • Develop and deliver appropriate educational materials (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures) regarding environmental control initiatives
  • Conduct data management, and prepare monitoring logs and technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to regulatory requirements
  • Perform laboratory and related monitoring work, such as logging numerical and visual observations, preparing and packaging samples, recording test results and performing photo documentation
  • Assist in maintaining environmental monitoring equipment, such as meteorological stations, pressure transducers/loggers, piezometers, dustfall monitors, and inclinometers
  • Understand and ensure compliance with Pretivm safety policies and governmental safety regulations including Ministry of Energy and Mines and WorksafeBC
  • Frequent travel to monitor and evaluate environmental issues/concerns at the mine site and other Project components
  • Consult and collaborate with Environmental, Health & Safety and Avalanche personnel on applicable matters
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Our ideal candidate will have a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology or a related field combined with a minimum of three (3) years' relevant experience. Prior experience working in a remote mining operation is an asset. In addition, you will also demonstrate: 

  • Knowledge and experience with spill response, erosion prevention and sediment control; handling of hazardous materials, including preparing related prescriptions and SOPs; supervising and/or implementing measures; and preparing monitoring and incident response documentation
  • Experience in an industrial setting, including directing equipment operators and other personnel to implement measures required for environmental protection
  • Experience with environmental work at an industrial construction site, including road construction, is an asset
  • Strong/demonstrated leadership, communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong attention to detail and proficiency with computers, particularly database management and interpretation, is essential
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Ability to record and maintain organized daily records
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management, decision making, and organizational skills
  • Cross cultural awareness with an understanding and sensitivity of the challenges associated with differences in cultural and economic backgrounds

If this sounds like you, we’d be lucky to have you on our team! Please read about our great employee benefits and complete our easy online application form below. 

What we can offer you!

The success of the Brucejack Project will be determined by the hard working and dedicated team who help us build it. All of our team members can expect to receive a highly competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills and qualifications.

We understand that camp life can be challenging at times and we are committed to ensuring that all of our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we are pleased to provide brand new and comfortable camp accommodations, as well as delicious meals prepared by our talented culinary team

With all the creature comforts of home, including TV and wifi, you will also have access to an on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities. 

All of our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:

  • Paid travel days, including transport to and from site;
  • Extended medical benefits and wellness coverage; and
  • RRSP matching programs.

It is important to note that the wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

If you're looking for an exciting new challenge join Pretivm and the Brucejack Project today!

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