Senior Geotechnical Inspector

Ministry of Energy and Mines

Victoria, BC


Number of positions available: 2
Salary: $65,024.71 to $84,789.18 annually, plus 5.5% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment (Professional Engineer)
This is a Victoria based position, however requests for the following alternate work locations may be considered: Kamloops, Cranbrook, Smithers, or Prince George.
The Mines and Mineral Resources Division (MMRD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s mineral resources.  
As the Senior Geotechnical Inspector, you are responsible for providing expert advice to senior management and regional mines inspectors on geotechnical matters pertaining to the design, review, permitting, regulation, and inspection of a wide range of mine site components and structures located throughout the province. This includes tailings impoundments, waste rock dumps, open pit slopes, underground workings, and building foundations. Working in a small and collaborative team, you help manage risks to the environment, and the safety of mine personnel and members of the public. Highly organized and detail-oriented, you work cooperatively with others and thrive in a fast-paced environment. An analytical thinker with exceptional oral and written communication skills, you implement policies, standards, and guidelines for mine developments.

If you are a geotechnical engineer with a strong technical background, excellent judgement, and decision-making skills, and a desire to influence BC’s mining industry, this is the right position for you.

Enjoy all the BC Public Service has to offer—a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, and much more. Your earnings include benefits for health and wellness, life insurance, retirement, and more; including 7% Allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money) and a 35 hour work week, reflecting the true value of our employees.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geological or geotechnical engineering.
  • Must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). Out of province applicants not already registered with APEGBC must demonstrate their eligibility for registration.
  • Minimum of eight years of geotechnical engineering experience including slope stability assessments and experience on major projects with large geotechnical component.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with recent mining sector experience.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with supervisory and government experience.
  • A valid BC Driver’s Licence or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire is required.
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