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BGC Engineering Inc.

Intermediate to Senior Tailing Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
21 days ago

About Us

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international applied earth sciences professional services firm. We are proud of our talented team of over 650 employees, spanning the fields of Engineering, Geoscience, Software, Geomatics, Data Science, Accounting, Administration, Health & Safety and Human Resources. Alongside our clients and industry partners, BGC works collaboratively as ‘One Team’, dedicated to solving the world’s most critical applied earth science challenges. BGC has twelve offices located in Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton, Halifax, Golden, Colorado, Santiago, Chile, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Our flat management structure creates a culture of innovation, excellence and transparency and a casual, dynamic and inclusive work environment. BGC prides itself on offering training and mentoring opportunities to further our employees’ professional growth as well as social and wellness activities that contribute to the connection and wellbeing of our team.  

We believe in One Team, Excellence, Curiosity, Common Sense and Clarity.

The Role

BGC is seeking an Intermediate to Senior Geotechnical or Geological Engineer with experience in tailings management and tailings dam site investigation, design, analysis or construction support. They will work in a multidisciplinary team, leading tasks related to earth dam design and construction. The ideal candidate will gain valuable industry experience working at a multinational Engineering firm, while practicing our values of One Team, Excellence, Curiosity, Common Sense, and Clarity.

This position can be based at one of our Canadian locations listed above.


  • Act as a project engineer and technical lead under the direction of the Engineer of Record for tailings projects
  • Train, mentor, and supervise technical work of Junior staff
  • Manage projects, prepare proposals, and track budgets.
  • Author or co-author reports
  • Organize and supervise field programs, including: site investigation, construction, dam safety inspections
  • Work with client representatives
  • Help promote BGC vision, values and culture amongst BGC staff
  • Travel as required, which could include extended shifts at remote sites

Required Education, Experience & Competencies

  • 5-15 years relevant work experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Civil or Geological Engineering
  • Post-graduate degree is an asset
  • Registered (or eligible for registration) as a professional engineer
  • Experience in tailings management
  • Experience in tailings dam site investigation, design, or construction support
  • Excellent communication skills

Position Requirements

Drug & Alcohol Testing

To ensure we meet our client’s compliance requirements and our workplace health and safety commitments, BGC has a drug and alcohol policy that applies to this position.  The policy states that an employee may be required to take a drug and alcohol test prior to engaging in field work. This testing could be requested within an employee’s first week or in the future, as required. It is important to note that some clients also require random drug and alcohol testing and testing in the event of a health and safety accident or incident.

Driver’s License and Passport

In order to perform this role, BGC requires that you have a passport, in the event you are required to travel for work and a valid driver's license, in the event you will be required to drive a vehicle for work. As part of our background screening, BGC will require you to submit a current driver’s abstract upon hire.

COVID-19 Vaccination

BGC is committed to maintaining a safe work environment to ensure the health and safety of employees while respecting their privacy and individual circumstances. All new hires are required to submit confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccinations to Human Resources in advance of the start of work.  This will ensure a safe workplace for our employees and will meet our client requirements. If you require an accommodation or wish to discuss your situation, please contact Human Resources. 

Company Benefits

BGC offers our employees the following:

  • Our ‘One Team’ culture supporting health, wellness, safety and diversity
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Maternity/Paternity leave top ups
  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities
  • Flat management structure
  • Flexible workplace with office and home arrangements
  • Social and wellness activities
  • Casual and professional work environment

BGC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation with your application, please contact us.

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