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Environmental Engineer/Scientist - Senior Level (Contaminated Sites and Mine Waste Management/Closur

Barr Engineering
Calgary, AB, Canada
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023
Job Description:


The person in this position will work on projects that further develop our environmental practice, specifically contaminated site assessment, remediation, mine waste management, and mine closure and reclamation capabilities in the Alberta and Western Canada markets. The primary clientele this person will work with are in the mining sector, with opportunities to work with clients in the oil and gas, power, and public sectors. Project work may include collaborating with and coordinating multidisciplinary teams; preparing reports for regulatory submission (e.g., investigation reports, permit applications, management plans); preparing technical work plans and cost estimates for investigations of contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, and surface water; interpreting data; conducting remediation technology evaluations and feasibility studies; developing source control, remediation, reclamation, and closure plans; preparing technical reports; and coordinating site remediation and closure reclamation activities. Additionally, the selected candidate will be involved in client and regulatory communication, mentor junior staff, and will be responsible for financial performance on projects.

Typical business-development activities will include building and maintaining client relationships, tracking marketing leads and project opportunities, developing proposals and presentations, networking, and sharing Barr's capabilities with existing and potential clients.

This position is based out of Barr'sCalgary office, but fulfillment of its responsibilities may require periodic travel within Canada and occasionally to the United States.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, geology or geologic engineering, geo-environmental engineering, environmental science, or a related field
  • 10 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in Alberta or another province or eligible to become registered within a year
  • Understanding application of environmental quality guidelines to data collected from various environmental media and land uses
  • Technical knowledge of the federal, provincial, and territorial environmental regulations and programs related to environmental site assessments, environmental regulations, mine waste management regulations, and site remediation technologies strategies
  • Established network with mining or other industrial clients and the ability to develop or foster ongoing relationships and maintain a high level of client service
  • Excellent communication and technical report writing skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building working relationships and participating in multidiscipline teams
  • Demonstrated project management and business development success
  • A flexible working style and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Willingness to travel for project and business development purposes
  • Legal authorization to work in Canada without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in environmental engineering, geology or geologic engineering, geo-environmental engineering, environmental science, or a related field
  • Experience or interest in physical and chemical stabilization of mine rock stockpiles, tailings, and other mine land disturbances
  • Experience or interest in mine water management, contaminant fate and transport, environmental risk assessment, land reclamation, and/or land use planning
  • Authored and presented technical work on contaminated site remediation, mine waste management, or mine closure & reclamation.

A hybrid work arrangement may be considered for this position. A hybrid work arrangement refers to splitting time worked between a Barr office and a home office.


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