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Amended - Project Engineer

Ministry of Mines
Mines and Minerals Division
Sudbury, Thunder Bay
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
PE0210 - Barg-Eng 02 Project Management
$79,972.00 - $108,898.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
This is a continuous posting and will be posted until filled. Screening and selection processes will begin after January 16th, 2024. This posting may be extended but could close at any time without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.

The Mines and Minerals Division of the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines works to support responsible land use management and mineral resource development by administration of the Mining Act, providing public geoscience information and client services.

We are looking for two specialized professional engineers who have knowledge of professional engineering, technical and administrative services in support of the construction and maintenance of mine tailing facilities and mine rehabilitation projects throughout the Province.

About the OPS

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people. Every day, we are modernizing government operations and improving public services. We have a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities in communities across Ontario. We welcome new ideas and new people, encourage learning and development, and reward achievement. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.

What a career in the OPS can offer you

The OPS is committed to be an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

In addition to flexible work arrangements, a collegial and professional work culture, career growth and development and on-the-job training to help you succeed, we offer a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary and may include the following:

• Defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which cover adoptive parents
• Comprehensive health and dental plans
• Life and disability insurance

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• provide support in assigned work on structural planning, hydrologic, hydraulic, hydrogeologic, and geotechnical studies
• assist in the preparation of reports setting out findings for tailings management facilities, mining dam construction and numerous monitoring, inspection, maintenance, repair and construction projects associated with assigned mining project
• contribute to the preparation of detailed analyses and designs for new structural systems such as tailings dams
• participate in operational audits of Crown-held and private sector water management facilities
• participate in engineering compliance reviews such as the auditing of mine closure plans and technical/financial submissions
• contribute to engineering reviews of development or alterations of mine tailings dam structures
• through the direction of the Senior Project Engineer, participate in various project phases or lead smaller projects

How do I qualify?


• You are a Professional Engineer, licensed with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• The position requires a Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering.

Technical Knowledge and Expertise:

• You have working knowledge and experience in application of civil and/or geotechnical engineering design and construction theory, principles and practices as applied to water resource management (i.e. hydrology and hydraulics) dams, and erosion control.
• You have knowledge in one of the following sub-disciplines:
a. civil or geotechnical engineering specializing in soil mechanics, seismic assessment, the design and overseeing the construction of earth embankment dams.
b. hydrogeology, including groundwater modelling and geochemistry.
c. hydrology, including surface water modelling, spillway and channel design, erosion and sediment management.
• You have technical knowledge that is required to identify sources/types of water, air and solid pollutants from complex mine closure projects, review engineering specifications and designs based on sound engineering principles.

Knowledge of Legislation:

• You have working knowledge and interpretative understanding of relevant federal (e.g. Fisheries Act, Navigable Waters Act) and provincial (e.g. Mining Act, Environmental Protection Act, Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Endangered Species Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Environmental Bill of Rights) legislation.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

• You have consultative and relationship management skills to maintain effective working relationships, collaborate with other branches, other ministries, and interest groups.
• You have written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to prepare a broad range of progress reports, options, presentations and to provide testimony in court proceedings.
• You have knowledge of project management principles and organizational and coordination skills to provide support in the delivery of specific capital construction project initiatives and activities.
• You have knowledge of computers and relevant computer applications (i.e. specific engineering applications for planning, analyzing and monitoring projects).
• You are proficient with the use of a variety of software (word processing, spreadsheets, project management, presentation) to draft technical reports and plans.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent - Full Time, 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, North Region
  • 1 English Permanent - Full Time, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Professional Engineers, Government of Ontario
Science and Engineering
Posted on:
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
  • T-MN-209154/23(2)
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, February 16, 2024 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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