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Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist

Job No: 87422
Location: Northwestern, BC

Welcome to the Brucejack Mine

The Brucejack Mine is an underground gold mine located in Northwest British Columbia, owned and operated by Pretivm Resources Inc.

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.

About the Opportunity  

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

Located approximately 65 kilometers from Stewart, you will report to the Environmental Manager or designate and work a rotating schedule encompassing 13 days on/off with two travel days. 

In this role, you will support the Environmental Department and maintain compliance with project regulatory authorizations and legislated environmental requirements. You will also play a pro-active role in mitigating and resolving potential environmental issues or concerns that might arise.

Using sound scientific protocols and procedures, you will implement (or supervise the implementation of) Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as well as complete environmental field duties. Most importantly, you will ensure that all work is completed in a safe and effective manner. 

Key duties include: 

  • Providing appropriate scientific/technical support to environmental challenges and standards
  • Scheduling, organizing and conducting environmental field sampling and monitoring to address mine authorizations and EMS/EMP requirements
  • Conducting EMP audits and compliance monitoring, and coordinating the implementation of remedial measures 
  • Investigating environmental incidents and coordinating the appropriate response 
  • Planning, implementing and supervising the implementation of erosion prevention and sediment control measures, as well as site reclamation/revegetation
  • Performing environmental supervision duties 
  • Implementing wildlife protection measures
  • Developing and delivering appropriate educational materials regarding environmental control initiatives
  • Maintaining or assisting in the maintenance of environmental monitoring equipment
  • Performing laboratory and related monitoring work, such as calibrating scientific instruments; completing field lab analyses, logging numerical and visual observations, preparing and packaging samples, recording test results and performing photo documentation
  • Conducting data management, compliance tracking and preparing monitoring logs and technical documentation to ensure completeness and conformance to regulatory requirements
  • Conducting statistical analyses and preparing technical reports/sections to address requirements of mine authorizations
  • Preparing field trip reports, annual field reports, and sections of the MA/EMA Permits Annual report 
  • Providing Qualified Professional (QP) sign-off and undertaking/leading work requiring QP oversight 
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with Pretivm safety policies and governmental safety regulations including those from BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and WorkSafeBC
  • Participating in site specific training 
  • Performing other related duties, as required

For this role, we are seeking someone with a B.Sc., B.A.Sc. or E.Eng. in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, or a related field. A professional designation (B.C. R.P.Bio., P.Chem., P.Geo., P.Eng., or P.Ag.) is preferred. 

The successful candidate will have previous experience working in an industrial setting, ideally with a remote mining operation. Proven ability to direct equipment operators and other personnel to implement measures required for environmental protection is considered a strong asset, as are strong field skills in a remote/mountainous environment. Ideally, you will have knowledge or experience conducting work in avalanche terrain and working in swift water and mountain lake environments. Similarly, the ability to operation off-road equipment is highly advantageous. 

In addition, you also demonstrate the following: 

  • Knowledge/experience with spill response, erosion prevention, and sediment control
  • The ability to handle hazardous materials, including the preparation of prescriptions and SOPs
  • Working knowledge of Canadian federal and provincial environmental regulatory requirements (asset)
  • Strong mechanical and instrumentation aptitude, as well as proficiency with computers 
  • High organization and attention to detail
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures;
  • Cross-cultural awareness with an understanding and sensitivity of the challenges associated with differences in cultural and economic backgrounds 

What we can offer you

We are committed to ensuring that all of our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations, as well as balanced meals prepared by our culinary team

Team members can expect access to TV and wifi, our 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
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications
  • Extended medical benefits and wellness coverage
  • 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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