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Senior Hydrogeologist

  1. Burnaby, Nelson
  1. Environment & geoscience

Senior Hydrogeologist

Senior Hydrogeologist

The location of this position is flexible to be based anywhere across Canada, but the candidate must have a strong background in Federal and British Columbia regulatory frameworks.

You'll be working to change the world.  No matter where you are in the world, your opportunities with us are endless. We work on global projects that take on today’s most pressing challenges.  From population growth, to increasing transportation needs, and climate change – we merge ingenuity, knowledge and technology to uplift communities and drive a safer, better tomorrow.

We want you to lead.  Our teams are agile, collaborative and driven by possibilities. At every career stage, we have a structure of support and training to help you develop what you need to succeed. Our career programs put you in the driving seat, so you can manage your achievements and build on your strengths and abilities. With so many opportunities across the project lifecycle, your career route with SNC-Lavalin can be as broad and varied as your vision.

As the Senior Hydrogeologist, you will play a key role in a wide variety of physical and chemical hydrogeology projects for the mining industry including: tailings pond and waste rock assessments, acid rock drainage and metals leaching, mine permitting, environmental impact assessments (for the resource industry), fractured bedrock assessment, aquifer mapping, well design and testing, aquifer evaluation, stratigraphic interpretation, water supply work and groundwater modelling. In addition, you will be involved in contaminated site project work, including investigation, characterization and remediation of complex medium- to large-scale contaminated sites, regulatory liaison, and groundwater flow and contaminant transport modelling. Finally, the position may also entail municipal water supply work related to groundwater sourcing and aquifer protection.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Preparing proposals, developing work plans and budgets and managing projects
  • Planning, coordination and support for the execution of field programs, including intrusive investigations
  • Allocation of junior, intermediate and technical field staff and technical resources for the completion of projects, including evaluation and interpretation of data collected and reviewing reports prepared by junior or technical field staff
  • Reviewing field information from investigations; preparation of reports including the interpretation of geological/hydrogeological conditions.
  • Preparation of sound technical recommendations and conclusions
  • Collaboration with other hydrogeologists throughout Canada
  • Preparing and making presentations at conferences
  • Acting as a key technical resource providing technical direction on and/or review of projects and proposals
  • Project managing own projects
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with new and existing clients, field personnel, government and regulatory agencies and expand internal SNC-Lavalin network
  • Ensuring appropriate Quality Management System is applied on team’s projects.
  • Mentoring and/or coaching project hydrogeologists across Canada
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Contributing to the overall strategic development of the Environment team
  • Ensuring proper implementation and continued use of safety and quality assurance programs and corporate policies and procedures, including Ethics and Compliance

What will you contribute?

  • A degree in geology, hydrogeology, geological engineering, or other related discipline along with 10-15 years relevant experience.  A post-graduate degree specializing in hydrogeology is an asset.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer and/or Professional Geologist in British Columbia; other designations will be considered an asset
  • Experience working in a consulting environment at a senior project management level.  Formal project management training will be considered an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language; French language skills are an asset.
  • Solid organization and time management abilities
  • Good interpersonal skills combined with a positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Numerical groundwater modelling skills would be considered an asset

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin :

  • At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).
  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary & flexible benefits package
  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes
  • Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Good work-life balance and vacation time off
  • Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities


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    Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.


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