Water Resources Engineer

Mount Milligan, BC, Canada
Jul 14, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time

Reporting to the Superintendent, TSF, the Water Resources Engineer is responsible for leading the development of the Site Integrated Water Management Plan and Water Balances for Mount Milligan Mine while ensuring alignment with Operations and Centerra Water Governance Framework. In addition, this role will be responsible for driving the Mount Milligan activities related to necessary surface water and groundwater hydrology, and operational water management.

  • Maintain and implement operational and long-term Water Balance Models through Goldsim, MS Excel and other software programs to provide water sourcing requirements and to inform key decision makers with critical water balance information to plan annual Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) construction planning
  • Ensure regulatory commitments relating to Water Management Plans and Water Management Facilities are met
  • Prepare and submit all necessary data and reports to meet regulatory and other commitments, including presentation of technical information to various audiences
  • Identify areas for innovation to ensure continuous improvement of water management
  • Identify operational water supply needs, supply risk, and develop feasible mitigation based on defined permitted mine life water needs
  • Identify and control stability and hydraulic risk associated with water management facilities
  • Collaborate with the Engineering, Environment, Operations, Processing, Permitting and other Business Unit teams to inform water management decisions
  • Identify water management issues and undertake analysis to support responsible decision making
  • Inform surface water, groundwater, and hydrology monitoring programs including working with the Environmental Coordinator using Aquarius in the development and maintenance of stream rating curves used for establishing compliant daily water taking volumes as governed by the Site-Wide Water Adaptive Management Monitoring Plan (SWAMMP)
  • Proactively manage risks from project findings and risks associated with regional water quality modelling and site operations

  • Engineering or Science Degree in environment, geochemistry, hydrology, hydrogeology, or related field with a post-graduate qualification preferred
  • Licensed or eligible to be licensed as a Professional Engineer with EGBC
  • Minimum of five years hydrology (surface water) experience, preferably in the mining industry
  • Experience leading development and implementation of water management plans and programs (eg. Goldsim), and risk evaluation of water quality and quantity
  • Technical knowledge of federal and provincial mining water practices and regulations
  • Proficient in environmental analysis and reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to all levels internally and externally, and in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, including leading change, and making recommendations

  • The role is located at the Mount Milligan Mine, which is approximately 155 kilometers northwest of Prince George, British Columbia.
  • Bus transportation to and from site is provided free of charge from several locations within the region. Employees accessing the site from outside the region are eligible to receive a tax-free travel allowance commensurate with the distance they are required to travel.
  • Candidates must be able to maintain high levels of performance for extended shifts.
  • Mount Milligan promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.


  • An industry competitive salary that is commensurate with experiences, qualifications, and skills.
  • Tax-free travel allowance for those living outside the region.
  • Comfortable camp accommodations, each room having a private washroom, TV and wifi. The camp is complete with a gymnasium and other recreational activities.
  • Extended health, dental and travel benefits, including life insurance.
  • Employee and family assistance program.


This is a camp-based position. The ideal candidate for the role will work a rotation of 4 days on, 3 days off. Consideration will also be given to other schedules such as 7 days on 7 days off, 14 days on 14 days off.

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