Job Opportunity

Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer

Position: Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: September 29, 2020
Job Location: Saskatoon, SK
Start_Date: October 19, 2020
Job Term: Permanent Full Time

Orano Canada is currently seeking a geo-environmental engineer or geoscientist to work in a multi-disciplinary team to support mine-site operations regarding hydrogeological and geotechnical challenges.


Reporting to the Supervisor, Environmental Geosciences, this position is responsible for the following duties:



Responsibilities include: 


  • Provide leadership within the company on matters related to hydrogeology, contaminant transport, geotechnical topics,  mine waste management, and decommissioning

  • Lead or actively participate in the development and implementation of technical programs related to  geotechnical, hydrogeological, and geochemical studies and the assessment of existing and planned waste management facilities at Orano’s Canadian properties

  • Effectively communicate to internal and external audiences, including regulators, on issues related to geosciences with a focus on geotechnical, hydrogeology, and contaminant transport concerns

  • Oversee and assist in the preparation of documentation in support of engineering and scientific studies, environmental assessments, follow-up programs, and licensing of mining-related projects

  • Responsible for the provision of technical support to site operations staff in the areas of environmental monitoring, reporting, and resolution of technical issues requiring geotechnical, geochemical, and/or hydrogeological expertise

  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on projects including engineering and scientific studies, environmental assessments, follow-up programs and licensing of mining projects

  • Manage contractors and consultants who conduct engineering and scientific studies on Orano Canada’s behalf

  • Prepare technical reports for a variety of intended audiences ranging from internal circulation to regulatory review

  • Co-ordinate and execute field investigations for the purposes of site characterization, installation of monitoring instrumentation, tailings and waste rock testing and characterization, and assessment of mine-dewatering requirements

  • Possess or develop a sound knowledge of the company’s operations and the technical requirements imposed by legislation and various permits and licenses

  • Stay current with technical advancements in the geo-environmental area as they relate to and are potentially applicable to implementation at Orano Canada’s sites

  • Promote and support Operational Excellence and OE culture

  • Complies with all Orano health, safety and environmental policies, practices and procedures

  • Promote and adhere to Orano Canada’s values: Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Respect and People Development, Cohesion and Team Spirit, and Exemplarity, Integrity, Responsibility



Skills and Qualifications for the position include:


  • University degree in engineering, hydrogeology or relevant science discipline; Master’s degree is desirable.

  • APEGS member as a P.Eng or P.Geo (or eligible to be)

  • Minimum 8-10 years’ related experience in the mining industry

  • Knowledge of codes and regulations pertaining to mining and environmental protection

  • Hands on experience in numerical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport; experience with FEFLOW, MODFLOW, and GoldSim is an asset

  • Familiarity with geochemical modeling tools such as PHREEQC and Geochemist’s Workbench is an asset

  • Strong problem solving, planning, and organizational skills

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to lead and actively participate in a team environment, as well as work independently

  • Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with peers, other departments and consultants in a diverse, multi-disciplinary project team

  • Co-ordinate activities, information, materials or resources within own area of responsibility to meet tight deadlines and work under time pressure


 Work Location & Schedule: 


  • Saskatoon Corporate Office

  • Travel to the mill, mine or project sites as required


The safety of our employees and candidates is a top priority at Orano. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic, the working location and/or schedule as advertised may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures. These changes if applicable will be discussed at the screening and interview stage.


As a condition of employment the successful candidate must complete Orano’s pre-employment checks including education verification and employment reference checks.


Drug (including marijuana) and alcohol substance testing is a requirement for all Safety Sensitive positions. Applicants who have recently used marijuana recreationally may not pass a substance test as marijuana can remain in the user’s system for as many as 30 days after use.


Orano is an equal opportunity employer.  We value the knowledge, experience and cultures and commit to the advancement of Indigenous Peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and People with Disabilities and strongly encourage all candidates from these designated groups to apply for our career opportunities.

Orano Canada Inc.

Address: #100-833 45th St. West
City: Saskatoon
Province: SK
Postal Code: S7L5X2
Phone: 306-343-4591
Fax: 306-653-3883
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Contact Name: Sharisse Carr