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Junior Engineer/Geoscientist


About the business

O’Kane Consultants (OKC) is a privately owned environmental and engineering consultancy firm with offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. We specialize in Mine Waste Management and Closure Services, providing technical advice to some of the largest mining companies and government departments globally. OKC has been involved in closure and rehabilitation planning for clients across Australia, Asia-Pacific, Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa since 1996.

About the role

OKC is accepting applications for a Junior Engineer or Geoscientist in our Brisbane Office.  The Junior Engineer or Geoscientist position will be focused primarily on conducting activities related to mine site closure with specific focus on closure design development for mine waste facilities ranging from completion of design support studies to design implementation.  Candidates must embody OKCs Core Vision (Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today in Optimized Mine Waste Management) and Values: Passionate, Smart and Clever, Positive, Thoughtful and Caring, and Humble.

Responsibilities of the Junior Engineer or Geoscientist role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare technical documentation and reports in area of technical discipline.
  • Apply a basic understanding of geological, geoengineering, and environmental engineering or Geoscience (Earth or Environmental Sciences) principles to assist in the delivery of new approaches to solve basic problems.
  • Complete QA / QC checks on data captured by field monitoring systems or from laboratory testing programs.
  • Update and maintain databases.
  • Perform field studies for the collection and maintenance of data from scientific instrumentation installed at mine waste management reclamation monitoring sites.
  • Install field instruments for monitoring performance of reclaimed watersheds and / or mine waste cover systems and / or mine waste storage facilities / landforms.
  • Complete field investigations such as material sampling programs and construction QA / QC projects.
  • Complete background reviews in support of conceptual model development.
  • Complete simulations of geochemical, hydrologic and hydrogeologic conditions for a given model domain developed through robust conceptual model analysis (as directed by senior technical staff).
  • Demonstrate care about the wellbeing of yourself and others, through actively participating in OHS activities / requirements.

Skills and experience

Candidates will ideally possess the following key qualifications, experience, skills, and qualities:

  • Bachelor of Civil, Geological, Environmental or Geotechnical Engineering or Bachelor of Geological (Earth) or Environmental Sciences.
  • Up to 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong skills in the areas of time management, planning and organizing.
  • An ability and willingness to communicate and work with staff in varying time zones.


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