SGS Canada
Vancouver, BC


This position is within the Advanced Reservoir Quality Services (ARQS) oil and gas applied mineralogy group; a dynamic team responsible for the provision of mineralogical & geological analytical and consultancy services to the oil and gas industry. As such, the role requires, and is accountable for, the collection, processing, interpretation and reporting of high quality scientific data from analytical instrumentation such as QEMSCAN, XRD and SEM.


  • Interpretation and reporting of Oil & Gas focused mineralogical & lithological analytical and consultancy programs.
  • Provide mineralogical and geological context to output from ARQS studies and “reality-check”-style Quality Control.
  • Responsible for project management including on-time, in-scope, and on-budget technical delivery by:
  • Interpretation of data streams, including, but not restricted to: QEMSCAN, SEM, XRD, TOC, Geochem etc.
  • Technical report generation, including writing, compilation and collation.
  • Peer review of colleague’s mineralogical reports for technical content, readability and grammatical structure. * Develop and maintain good business relationships with clients through identifying and addressing their needs in a timely fashion such as through the arrangement and lead of project kick-off meetings, proactive project management etc.
  • Assist BD team and technical manager to generate and develop opportunities, workflows and service lines.
  • Responsible for quality, timely and largely independent completion of duties.
  • May be assigned to, and/or coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.
  • Follows all company health, safety and environmental policies.
  • Proactively participate in the technical marketing for the ARQS business; including (but not exclusively consisting) travel for conference attendance and participation.
  • Manage the activities against project budgets to achieve revenue and profit objectives.
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other technical staff and project managers.
  • Develop new business opportunities through industry contact and research (e.g. reading trade magazines, reviewing industry press releases etc).
  • Develop proposals in collaboration with the Manager or Sales and Business Development Teams.
  • Assist with the development of promotional material.
  • Promote the capabilities, facilities, personnel and experience of SGS in Canada and elsewhere.
  • Constructively resolve work problems where they arise and recommend work measures to improve productivity and the quality of results.
  • Assist in creating a team approach and spirit whenever practical using available sources of knowledge and experience.
  • Ensure that work is done in accordance with all appropriate health, safety and environmental procedures.
  • May be assigned and be required to coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.


  • A university degree in Mineralogy, Geology, Environmental Mineralogy or Earth Sciences is required; a Sedimentology / Petroleum Geology focus is a distinct advantage.
  • At least 2 years postgraduate experience in a geosciences environment, ideally in a relevant laboratory environment (e.g. XRD or SEM laboratory).
  • Report writing experience is essential.


Specific technical skills:

  • Proven technical ability processing results from at least one of the following instruments: QEMSCAN, XRD, and FTIR
  • The candidate will be an experienced, motivated geoscientist with a proven track record of excellent report writing and time management skills.
  • It is essential that the candidate has the ability to work unsupervised for extended periods of time but is also a team player able to work within, and in close support of the existing team
  • Excellent written and oral technical communication skills are essential in this role.
  • A very high technical proficiency using various types of computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) is essential for this role.
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
  • Experience working in a service company environment would be a very strong asset.
  • All business is conducted in English, and therefore a high level of proficiency in this language is required for both spoken and written communications.
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time.
  • Travel to other SGS locations or client location may be required from time to time.
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

Additional Information
SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process. Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.

Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • postgraduate experience in a geosciences environment: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)