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Job Code:  2012-12728
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Env. Health/Safety
Experience Required:  10+ years
State/Province:  ON - Ontario
City:  Sudbury
Job Description:  Overview:

Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Our services are offered through approximately 11,000 employees operating out of more than 170 locations in North America and 4 locations internationally.


Our Environmental Services Group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. We provide integrated, multidisciplinary services to identify and assess liabilities and risks, and to develop solutions to site management, remediation, and mitigation. Our staff of professionals includes specialists in marine biology, wetland science, wildlife biology, soil science, fisheries biology, botany, hydrogeology, hydrology, water resources management, forestry, habitat and ecosystem restoration, permitting, GIS, information management, environmental monitoring, in-situ/ex-situ remedial design and implementation, human health and ecological risk assessments, air quality permitting and reporting, pipeline compliance, stormwater permitting and planning, and audit support services. We help our clients to identify and respond to opportunities and threats within constantly changing regulatory and corporate environments, through active engagement with Aboriginal communities, the public, stakeholder groups, and governmental regulators. Our team members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that may include baseline studies, environmental assessment and permitting, water resources management, risk or impact assessment, site decommissioning, closure, reclamation and environmental monitoring.


We have an immediate opening in Sudbury, ON for a Senior Mining Hydrogeologist.  As a senior practitioner in the mining sector you will be responsible for the development and delivery of technical solutions and projects to mining sector clients.  Specific responsibilities will include client development and project management, technical guidance, development and implementation of work programs and management of schedules, budgets and client deliverables. 


The successful applicant will play a key role in a wide variety of hydrogeology projects and must be able to work with multi-disciplinary teams working on baseline and impact assessment projects, feasibility studies, hydrogeologic assessments and contaminant investigations, and rehabilitation projects.


Projects will include aquifer assessments and characterization, water balance assessments, well installation and testing programs, characterization of mine inflows, mine dewatering and water supply work. Strong quantitative hydrogeology and geochemistry skills are required with the ability to interact with groundwater modeling and geochemical specialists.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum of 15 years of mining related hydrogeological experience with a degree or equivalent in a geological related science or engineering subject; Post graduate degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in hydrogeology and /or significant hydrogeology experience will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of mineral exploration methods, mine waste disposal methods, mineral processing methods and mine and environment regulations and policies;
  • Experience in hydrogeochemistry related to evaluating metal leaching potential and acid rock drainage (ML/ARD), estimating the quality of mine-water discharge for open pit/underground mine operations, pit lake chemistry, and groundwater chemistry for mine contamination projects;
  • Experience with hydro-geochemical and groundwater flow and reactive solute transport modeling programs
  • Eligible for professional registration within Ontario.
  • Strong business development, client management, and communication skills are essential, as are excellent communication, teamwork and mentorship skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and advanced technical report writing skills.

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