Palmer’s Water Management team is seeking to hire a Lead (Senior) Geochemist, to support our group’s expanding involvement in mine water and mine waste management projects across Canada.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, qualified candidate to join our growing team of environmental professionals that include hydrologists, water resources engineers, hydrogeologists, fluvial geomorphologists, environmental scientists, and terrestrial and aquatic ecologists.
The responsibilities of a Lead Geochemist are expected to include (but are not limited to):
– As a discipline lead, establish a consulting practice at Palmer in the field of mineral and aqueous geochemistry, with specific focus on mine water and mine waste management.
– Assist with the growth of a geochemistry team that will support Palmer’s Water Resources, Hydrogeology, and Water Quality teams.
– Support projects for new and existing mining clients in baseline studies, permitting, operations, closure, and reclamation.
– Bring scientific and technical expertise to Palmer, including a proven understanding of relevant regulations and legislation, leadership skills, business acumen, an entrepreneurial spirit, along with a keen interest in growing and evolving business.
– Demonstrate experience with project management, project delivery and client communication.
– Demonstrate a desire to initiate projects and pursue new opportunities.
Demonstrate a strong understanding of:
– Mineralogy, geology, and geochemistry.
– Knowledge of mine waste characterization and stability assessment.
– Acid rock drainage and metal leaching (ARD/ML) prediction and management.
– Applicable legislation in BC, ON, and elsewhere in Canada.
Demonstrate experience with:
– Geochemical source term derivation for mine waste.
– Geochemical sampling design, water and rock sample collection, and analytical methods for mine waste geochemical analysis.
– Data manipulation and database management skills (in Excel or another database software).
– Mine environmental management, permitting and closure planning.
– Constructing and maintaining mine site load balance models.