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Junior Engineer / Junior Geoscientist, Saskatoon and Calgary

Posted December 8, 2017

OKC is accepting applications for a Junior Engineer or Junior Geoscientist in each of our Saskatoon and Calgary offices on a contract basis (with potential for full-time permanent employment). 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 and Duties

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

  • Apply basic technical capabilities to projects in the areas of engineering, mine waste management, and mine closure.
  • 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 was 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).

Qualifications and Skills

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

  • Bachelor of 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.

If you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact careers@okc-sk.com or call 306-946-9927. To apply please email careers@okc-sk.com.

 

Senior Engineer, Brisbane

Posted November 17, 2017

OKC is accepting applications for a Senior Engineer in our Brisbane office on a full-time basis. This position will be focused primarily on landform designs of mine waste storage facilities for mine closure planning activities. A key aspect of the role will be managing many of our current client relationships and coordination of key projects. These projects range from the design of mine waste cover systems and landforms to the development of mine waste facility designs that mitigate closure risks.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The Senior Engineer will report to the Regional Project Lead – Oceania and will fulfill two primary roles within OKC; Project Technical Resource and Project Coordinator.

Responsibilities of the Project Technical Resource role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Apply advanced technical capabilities to projects in the areas of engineering, mine waste management, and mine closure.
  • Supervising staff with the development of laboratory testing programs and QA / QC checks on data captured by field monitoring systems.
  • Manage field studies for the collection and maintenance of data from scientific instrumentation installed at mine waste reclamation monitoring sites.
  • Supervise installation of field instruments for monitoring performance or mine waste management field investigations – including planning and completion stages of investigations.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Sales Team to develop, foster, and grow relationships with external and internal clients.
  • Provide visible and effective leadership to ensure a positive culture, and successful delivery of high quality technical work to OKC’s clients.
  • Demonstrate care about the well being of yourself and others, through actively participating in OHS activities / requirements.

The key accountabilities for the Project Coordinator role are primarily related to project execution tasks. These are:

  • Lead, manage and hold project team members accountable.
  • Project Scoping: proposal/work scope task and cost estimate development.
  • Project On Time/On Budget: ensure projects are completed on budget and deliverables are completed on time.
  • Project Safety: OH&S standards adhered to and project specific safety plans are developed and met.
  • Project Resourcing: Ensure appropriate technical resources allocated to a project are managed in terms of time.
  • Project Deliverables: Ensure deliverables meet quality assurance requirements by completing appropriate technical review procedures.
  • Primary Client Communication: Ensure management of client relations during project execution.

Skills and experience

Bachelor of Mining or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent).
+10 years’ in mining or environmental engineering experience within the mining industry is preferred.
Strong understanding of mine waste storage facility design with experience in geotechnical stability and progressive rehabilitation an asset.
Experience in rehabilitation and closure planning with strong focus on environmental aspects of mine closure.
Excellent communication skills.
An ability and willingness to communicate and work with staff in varying time zones.
Possess strong project management skills.
Sound knowledge of mining practices and regulatory framework within Australia, including those identified as potential development opportunities.

If you have an inquiry regarding this position please contact careers@okc-sk.com.

 

Senior Engineer, Perth

Posted November 17, 2017

OKC is accepting applications for a Senior Engineer in our Perth office on a full-time basis. This position will be focused primarily on mine waste storage facility design that incorporate mine closure planning activities. As key aspect of the role will be managing many of our current client relationships and coordination of key projects. These projects range from the design of mine waste cover systems and landforms to the development of mine waste facility designs that mitigate closure risks.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The Senior Engineer will report to the Regional Project Lead – Oceania and will fulfill two primary roles within OKC; Project Technical Resource and Project Coordinator.

Responsibilities of the Project Technical Resource role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Apply advanced technical capabilities to projects in the areas of engineering, mine waste management, and mine closure.
  • Supervising staff with the development of laboratory testing programs and QA / QC checks on data captured by field monitoring systems.
  • Manage field studies for the collection and maintenance of data from scientific instrumentation installed at mine waste reclamation monitoring sites.
  • Supervise installation of field instruments for monitoring performance or mine waste management field investigations – including planning and completion stages of investigations.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Sales Team to develop, foster, and grow relationships with external and internal clients.
  • Provide visible and effective leadership to ensure a positive culture, and successful delivery of high quality technical work to OKC’s clients.
  • Demonstrate care about the well being of yourself and others, through actively participating in OHS activities / requirements.

The key accountabilities for the Project Coordinator role are primarily related to project execution tasks. These are:

  • Lead, manage and hold project team members accountable.
  • Project Scoping: proposal/work scope task and cost estimate development.
  • Project On Time/On Budget: ensure projects are completed on budget and deliverables are completed on time.
  • Project Safety: OH&S standards adhered to and project specific safety plans are developed and met.
  • Project Resourcing: Ensure appropriate technical resources allocated to a project are managed in terms of time.
  • Project Deliverables: Ensure deliverables meet quality assurance requirements by completing appropriate technical review procedures.
  • Primary Client Communication: Ensure management of client relations during project execution.

Skills and experience

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

  • Bachelor of Mining or Environmental Engineering (or equivalent).
  • +10 years’ in mining or environmental engineering experience within the mining industry is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of rehabilitation and closure planning with strong focus on environmental aspect of mine closure.
  • Experience in mine waste landform design for closure including geomorphic (erosion and long-term surface) stability preferred.
  • Knowledge or geotechnical laboratory testing, soil mechanics and slope stability an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • An ability and willingness to communicate and work with staff in varying time zones.
  • Possess strong project management skills.
  • Sound knowledge of mining practices and regulatory framework within Australia, including those identified as potential development opportunities

If you have an inquiry regarding this position please contact careers@okc-sk.com.