Contango Senior Scientist/Engineer Full Time in Saskatoon, SK


Branch Saskatoon SK CA

Senior Scientist/Engineer
Saskatoon, SK

Contango helps mining companies with regulatory and licensing processes, and performs the necessary piloting and optimization work in our pilot facilities….

Contango is looking for a talented, highly motivated scientist/engineer to join our team in the Saskatoon office. Contango is a vibrant, growing, leading-edge company that operates a research laboratory and pilot-scale testing facilities to support our consulting services for biological water treatment in the mining sector. Examples of technologies we work with include treatment wetlands, bioreactors (active and semi-passive), and in situ treatment processes. Contango helps mining companies with regulatory and licensing processes, and performs the necessary piloting and optimization work in our pilot facilities. Contango also has the only independent lab in North America that provides genetic microbial profiling analysis.

As a senior scientist/engineer you will design, coordinate, and report on practical experiments to be carried out by our team of technologists and junior scientists. You are skilled at data analysis and interpretation for process design and optimization for biogeochemical processes. You will be involved on projects from initial site studies to pilot and demonstration-scale through to implementation at full scale. As a senior scientist, you will lead and manage projects, including proposal preparation, technical reporting, cost tracking, and resource management. You will also contribute to closure and reclamation plans, reclamation research plans, and other regulatory submissions for clients. Biological mine-water treatment is complex, requiring creative thinking and integration of information from many disciplines and a desire for continual learning and improvement. A strong knowledge of chemistry, preferably geochemistry or biogeochemistry is necessary as a foundation for the position.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to advance your career in a dynamic company with huge growth potential. Strong project and client management skills and outstanding writing skills are key to your success at Contango.

This is a full-time position, commencing as soon as possible.

Saskatoon is a vibrant, relaxed, family-oriented city with affordable housing, abundant opportunity for outdoor recreation, and great restaurants. Contango is open to negotiating a portion of relocation expenses for the right person.


  • Project management
  • Experimental design
  • Interpretation of scientific results
  • Technical report writing
  • Proposal preparation
  • Mentoring junior staff
  • Client management
  • Business support and development


  • 10+ years of consulting and/or industry experience in the mining sector
  • Knowledge of biogeochemical processes in mine water treatment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong team player, self-motivated, and proactive


  • MSc or PhD (or BSc with additional work experience equivalency) in biology, chemistry, microbiology, or engineering disciplines such as civil, chemical, process, or environmental.


Submit resume and cover letter through our online web portal. Only complete applications will be considered.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Only candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • consulting and/or industry experience in the mining sector: 10 years

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-11
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