Hydrogeologist/Water Resources Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinating and undertaking mine-related water projects and analysis. Refine dewatering/ depressurization activities, groundwater monitoring and water supply development
  • Install and maintain remote data instrumentation and transmission equipment.
  • Assist Mine operations with guidance in pump sizing and pumping solutions.
  • Achieving operational efficiencies for groundwater management for the mine, particularly regarding meeting the mine plan and providing water supply security
  • Management, analysis and evaluation of groundwater production, groundwater level / pressure and groundwater quality data
  • Meeting compliance obligations in regard to groundwater management
  • Working co-operatively and collaboratively with the HGM workforce, particularly geotechnical engineers, mine planners and environmental scientists
  • Managing sub-contractors / consultants, and developing work plans and scopes
  • Oversee drilling services contractors as necessary.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:  

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in hydrogeology, water resources engineering, or other relevant discipline. Masters degree a plus.
  • U.S. citizen or resident with a current Green Card
  • Familiarity with general best practices related to groundwater / surface water management.
  • Familiarity with mine dewatering and mine water management a plus.
  • Willingness to relocate to South Carolina

 

Pre-requisites

  • 0-4 years of working experience, preferably in the mining industry
  • Willingness to learn new skills in the water management field.

Key Working Relationships

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Able to work with initiative and independently, whilst demonstrating a willingness to work within a team environment

 

Personal Attributes

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Advanced numerical analysis and reasoning skills.
  • Strong monitoring & improvement focus.
  • Willingness to expand knowledge base with respect to mine water management
  • Develop practical solutions for complex problems.
  • Willingness to support and engage a High-Performance Safety Culture.

 

Experience in some or all the following skill areas

  • Design of groundwater monitoring wells (including vibrating wire piezometers)
  • Design of production wells for dewatering and depressurisation, and water supply purposes
  • Supervision of water well drilling and construction, and contract supervision for these types of works
  • Conducting pumping tests for the purpose of providing estimates of aquifer hydraulic properties and pump selection
  • Collection, management and evaluation of water related data
  • Developing and maintaining groundwater flow and solute transport models, and proficiency in the use of other groundwater-related software (note:  This role is not a modelling position)
  • Writing concise and accurate reports and preparation of informative presentations
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications

 

OGC VALUES: RESPECT | INTEGRITY | TEAMWORK | INNOVATION | ACTION | ACCOUNTABILITY
OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.
  

You must be eligible to work in the United States to apply

 


6 May 2020

Sector:
Private
Work Type:
Permanent
Country:
United States
Location:
Haile Operations
Reference:
Date expires:
30 Jun 2020
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