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Junior Engineer or Scientist

OKC is accepting applications for a Junior Engineer or Scientist. This position will be fly in fly out from May 1st – November 30th (2 weeks in, 2 weeks out) at the Gunnar Mine Site in Northern Saskatchewan. The remainder of the year will be working from OKC’s Saskatoon Office. Should the candidate have a successful first season, there is potential for the position to continue for 3 field seasons. Candidates must embody OKC’s Core Vision (Help Create a Better Tomorrow) and Values: Passionate, Smart and Clever, Positive, Thoughtful and Caring, and Humble.

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

  • Apply an 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.
  • Daily inspection and reporting of construction works.
  • Perform various material testing to ensure technical specifications are being met.
  • Client / Contractor communication.
  • Complete field investigations such as test pitting or drilling programs and visual inspections.
  • Update and maintain databases.
  • Complete background reviews in support of conceptual model development.
  • Complete simulations of physical (water and air flow) conditions for a given model domain developed through robust conceptual model analysis (as directed by senior technical staff).
  • Prepare technical documentation and reports in area of technical discipline.
  • Demonstrate care about the wellbeing of yourself and others, through actively participating in OHS activities and meeting all safety requirements.

Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Geological, Environmental, Civil, Geoenvironmental or Geotechnical Engineering or Bachelor of Geological (Earth) or Environmental Sciences.
  • 1-3 years relevant experience.
  • Experience working on a mining site is an asset.
  • 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.
  • An ability and willingness to communicate with third parties including clients, contractors etc.Please apply early. Deadline for applications is March 25, 2019.
  • Job Types: Full-time, Fly-In/Fly-Out

You can find out more about who OKC are and what we do by visiting our website www.okc-sk.com. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@okc-sk.com.

 

Junior Engineer- Perth Office

OKC is accepting applications for a Junior Engineer in our Perth office on a full-time basis. The position will be focused primarily on conducting activities related to mine site closure with specific focus on landform design for mine waste facilities ranging from completion of design support studies to design implementation. Candidates must embody OKC’s Core Vision (Help Create a Better Tomorrow) and Values: Passionate, Smart and Clever, Positive, Thoughtful and Caring, and Humble.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

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 and landform design.
  • Prepare technical documentation and reports in area of technical discipline.
  • Apply a basic understanding of geological, geoengineering, and environmental engineering principles to assist in the delivery of new approaches to solve basic problems.
  • Prepare sketches, figures, conceptual and detailed design drawings when required.
  • Complete background reviews in support of conceptual model development.
  • Complete simulations of surface and hydrologic conditions for a given model domain developed through robust conceptual model analysis (as directed by senior technical staff).
  • Complete QA / QC checks on data captured by field monitoring systems or from laboratory testing programs.
  • Update and maintain databases.
  • Demonstrate care about the wellbeing of yourself and others, through actively participating in OHS activities / requirements.

Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Geological, Environmental or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in Autodesk Software Suite is considered an asset.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Willingness to work flexible work hours in order to manage workloads and deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel to work sites as required.
  • Field experience is an asset but is not required.

Intermediate Geochemist – Perth Office

OKC is accepting applications for an Intermediate Geochemist with our Australian Operations on a full-time basis.  Location is based at our Perth office. The position will be focused primarily on conducting activities related to mine site closure with specific focus on mine closure geochemistry, geochemical assessments, prediction of metal leaching and acid rock drainage, closure design development for mine waste facilities ranging from completion of design support studies to design implementation.  Candidates must embody OKCs Core Vision (Help Create a Better Tomorrow) and Values: Passionate, Smart and Clever, Positive, Thoughtful and Caring, and Humble.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

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

  • Apply technical capabilities to projects in the areas of geochemistry/geology, mine waste management, and mine closure.
  • Apply an intermediate understanding of Geoscience (Geochemistry/Geology or Environmental Sciences) principles to assist in the delivery of new approaches to solve basic problems.
  • Conduct field sampling and laboratory testing programs of mine waste materials as well as in site geologic materials primarily for the purpose of geochemical assessments.
  • Complete QA/QC and interpretation of laboratory data.
  • Prepare technical documentation and reports in area of technical discipline.

Requirements

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

  • BSc in Geology, Geochemistry or related discipline.
  • 4+ years’ experience in geochemistry (site experience is an asset).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Fundamentals of Acid Base Accounting is an asset.
  • Willingness to work flexible work hours in order to manage workloads and deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel to work sites as required.
  • Work independently, exhibit strong problem solving skills and a willingness to learn.

Senior Engineer or Geoscientist – Rouyn-Noranda

OKC is accepting applications for a Senior Engineer or Geoscientist in Rouyn-Noranda.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

Project Coordination:

  • Lead, manage and hold project team members accountable.
  • Technical Quality: Ensure technical work and project deliverables meet quality assurance requirements (in progress) by ensuring technical reviews are completed for the appropriate milestones.
  • Core Process Compliance: ensure project budget, schedules resources and deliverables are compliant with Ops core processes.
  • Project Scoping: Proposal/work scope task and cost estimate development (core process).
  • Primary Client Communication: foster existing client relationships through proactive communication and identification of opportunities, project issues etc. Communication should be in advance of any issues (proactive) to minimize any project issues, missed deadlines or missed opportunities.

Technical Responsibilities may include a combination of the following:

  • Prepare advanced technical documentation and reports.
  • Review technical documents and tasks in given technical discipline.
  • Apply an advanced understanding of geological, geoengineering, environmental or engineering principles to assist in the delivery of new approaches to solve basic problems.
  • Assist with the development of laboratory testing programs.
  • Supervise staff with and/or complete 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 and complete installation of field instruments for monitoring performance of mine waste management field investigations.
  • Supervise planning and completion of field investigations such as material sampling programs and construction QA/QC projects.
  • Develop conceptual models in support of mine waste storage facility closure plan development, Failure Mode and Effects Analyses etc.

Requirements:

  • French / English bilingual.
  • 5+ years’ experience.
  • Eng or P.Geo designation with Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
  • Located or willing to relocate to Rouyn-Noranda
  • Possess strong project management skills.
  • Apply technical knowledge at an advanced level.
  • Advanced skills in the areas of time management, planning and organizing.
  • Demonstrate an ability to competently use their initiative and critical thinking skills to resolve tasks or problems that arise.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly with colleagues.
  • Embody OKC’s Core Vision (Help Create a Better Tomorrow ) and Values (Passionate, Smart and Clever, Positive, Thoughtful and Caring, and Humble).

Assistant Controller-Brisbane

OKC is accepting applications for an Assistant Controller in Brisbane.

The position is expected to be approximately 24 hours per week (flexible). The Assistant Controller  will support many aspects of accounting management including assisting in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and with the preparation of financial statements. They are responsible for the financial transactions of the company and monitoring cashflow.

Candidates must embody OKCs Core Vision (Help Create a Better Tomorrow) and Values: Passionate, Smart and Clever, Positive, Thoughtful and Caring, and Humble.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Supervise Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Staff.
  • Monitor collections weekly with direct reports in compliance with established processes and procedures.
  • Review and revise AR  processes as required.
  • Code invoices with applicable General Ledger accounts and manage corresponding account budgets.
  • Complete weekly AR and AP reporting updates for management.
  • Manage Sales Tax compliance.
  • Approve credit amounts for all new and existing clients.
  • Complete bank reconciliations.
  • Manage cashflow daily for banks in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Investigate Foreign Exchange contracts to optimize cashflow management.
  • Manage month end deadlines.
  • Prepare month end balance sheet supporting documentation for all entities.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed schedules for supporting balance sheet items, such as Capital Assets, Prepaids, Payroll, and Long-term debt.
  • Prepare intercompany reconciliations.
  • Prepare relevant Journal Entries for month-end for approval, as required.

Benefits and perks

Flexible work schedule.

Requirements:

  • Possess strong leadership skills and abilities including effective communication, honesty, empathy, creativity, responsibility and flexibility.
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate.
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Accounting Degree and Designation.
  • Knowledge of both Australia and New Zealand Accounting compliance is considered a strong asset.
  • An ability and willingness to communicate and work with staff in varying time zones.

This posting will close on February 1, 2019. Please apply early.

If you are interested in joining the OKC team, apply by sending your cover letter and CV by email to Jessie VanVaals at jvanvaals@okc-sk.com.