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Mine Closure Practice Lead

2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3, Canada Req #381
June 5, 2024

Mine Closure Practice Lead

Mining Environmental Group

Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Sudbury, Fredericton, Nanaimo) and US (Phoenix) locations



Are you looking for an opportunity to…


  • Continue to develop your technical skills while building a team?
  • Make a meaningful difference and leave a positive impact on the environment?
  • Be a leader within your company and the industry?
  • Work in a close-knit group of like-minded, motivated professionals where relationships matter?
  • Work on a mix of local and global projects?
  • Work in an exciting environment, with high expectations for quality and technical excellence?
  • Work collaboratively with a range of professionals to solve technical challenging problems?



What makes us stand out?


KCB is an employee-owned mid-size consultancy with a reputation that exceeds our size. Our tag line “Down to Earth / Up to the Challenge” says a lot about who we are. Our staff are inquisitive, curious, and dedicated to solving complex problems. Our size allows us to draw on colleagues across the globe just as easily as if they were across the hall. We also advocate for continued professional development and encourage this by hosting a range of internal and external training sessions and encouraging staff to participate in conferences. In broad terms we think KCB’s differentiators are our:


  • size - large enough to win intriguing projects, small enough for the President and CEO to know you by name
  • creative perspectives that come through diverse and inclusive teams
  • appetite to tackle problems with unique complexities
  • global portfolio of interesting and technically challenging projects
  • international reputation for technical excellence, everyone maintains a technical focus
  • breadth of our multi-disciplinary services


What we require:


We respect the knowledge and experience you have gained to date and are willing to help you build on that. We do however require:

  • 15+ years of closure experience in natural resource sectors (preferably mining) or experience in mining in fields related to closure 
  • You must be eligible to register as professional engineer in Canada
  • Demonstrated leadership, project management, decision-making, and coaching skills
  • An ability to train and mentor young professionals
  • Passion for creating a positive legacy for mining, business development, strategic business planning, particularly in developing and growing a team
  • The ability to lead mine closure projects while also being the technical lead on the engineering, geoscience, or permitting aspects
  • Strong initiative, innovation, and commitment to technical excellence as well as enthusiasm and drive toward long-term success
  • Enhanced verbal and written communication skills
  • A focus on team spirit and interpersonal skills, which can be demonstrated through your ability to build long-term, successful relationships with clients and project teams
  • Experience in a safety focused environment with near miss and incident reporting requirements 


In addition to the must have requirements you will excel in the role if you have:

  • An ability to find creative solutions and know how to present them
  • A willingness to mentor others and be mentored
  • A desire for continuous learning
  • Demonstrated experience of being flexible and seeking solutions rather than focusing on problems
  • A proven ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team




As the Mine Closure Practice Lead as part of our Mining Environmental Group, based out of any of our offices, you with the opportunity to:


  • Serve in a leadership role
  • Guide, mentor and train more junior staff 
  • Serve as subject matter expert / thought leader within your area of expertise 
  • Be an active participant on the technical aspects of projects through a mix of:
    • Senior technical review 
    • Lead a team on mine closure projects and technically lead some aspects of these projects
    • Leading technical reporting efforts, proposal generation, and client presentations 
    • Overseeing and managing project scope, budget, and schedule through the project lifecycle 
  • Generate new business by maintaining high visibility with regular client interaction, participation in industry events, and contributing to peer-reviewed publications 


The salary for this position is $130,000 to $170,000 per year. Salary is based on applicable experience, education, and skill level.


Along with continued career development, KCB offers:


  • Hybrid work opportunities
  • Annual performance and salary review
  • PSMJ’s supported track record of profitability, leading to above industry average bonus payouts
  • Vacation policy that aligns to your experience
  • Paid OT, and sick days
  • Flexible benefits, including RRSP, social, and mental well-being initiatives
  • Dedication to WEF’s “Four Pillars” of Environment Social Governance framework, Governance, People, Planet and Prosperity


We are a global organization committed developing a respectful workplace founded on the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to be a workplace where our employees, clients, and the communities in the regions we operate, feel valued and are treated equitable. We respect the uniqueness that makes you, you. We encourage applications from all qualified career seekers, regardless of gender, sex, religion, or nationality. We offer professional career development tracks and salaries commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package and thank all candidates for applying; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


To learn more about projects you could be a part of check out Projects - KCB (klohn.com) and our Careers page for more details.


Other details

  • Job Family Engineers
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3, Canada