Environmental Engineer - Legacy Assets

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North America


US - California - Sierra Nevada

Work type

Full Time

Job category


Date published

05 March 2020

Date closing

06 April 2020 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

The US Legacy Assets team requires a Principal Environmental Engineer licensed as Professional Engineer in the State of California and experienced in remedial alternative analysis, design, and implementation of large-scale surface and groundwater mine cleanups to support closure work at the Carson Hill, California, Lisbon, Utah, and San Mateo Creek Basin, New Mexico Sites. 

This position will be primarily located in ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA, USA but will require periodic travel to sites in Utah and New Mexico.  

Responsibilities for the Carson Hill site include:
  • Oversight of water collection, treatment, evaporation, maintenance and support of development and implementation of the final closure strategy for the waste rocks dumps and waste management units. 

Responsibilities for the Lisbon, Utah site include:
  • Remedial alternative analysis for uranium-impacted groundwater and engineering review of tailing impoundment cover improvements to meet U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license requirements.

The San Mateo Creek Basin (SMCB) Program requires a Principal Engineer to support:
  • Evaluation of basin-scale groundwater and soil cleanups under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and State of New Mexico regulatory frameworks.

This position will also support soil-decommissioning work required by the NRC license.

About You

  • Must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering (chemical, environmental, or civil) and be licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in environmental consulting with a minimum 5 years of dedicated experience in design of remediation systems for treatment of mine wastes, metals, and radionuclides in soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater.
  • Experience with California Code of Regulations Title 27 and US EPA CERCLA requirements and process is required; experience with New Mexico Administrative Code and Experience with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, Uranium Mill Tailings and Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license requirements.
  • Strong regulatory interpretation and communication skills required.
  • Experience with in-situ and ex-situ remediation system technologies and design, including treatment cells, phyto-remediation, chemical oxidation, reactive barrier walls, reverse osmosis, and passive treatment for groundwater.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to a changing work environment, strong problem solving skills, solid communication skills, and self-motivated.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel.
  • Current MSHA and OSHA training.
  • Proficiency in field documentation, technical report writing, cost estimation, and budgeting.

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.
We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  


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