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Group Manager – Geometallurgy and Process Solutions


This is a Contract position in Greater Montreal Metropolitan Area, QC posted July 13, 2021.

Company Description SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

It operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description The Group Manager will be accountable for the financial performance of the business unit, and in maintaining existing business lines and continued growth in targeted market segments.

Direct, plan, organize and motivate staff in the performance of their responsibilities and functions.

This position will also be responsible for the mentoring and training of Technical Managers, Senior Metallurgists, Metallurgists and Junior Metallurgists.

Accountable for the Health, Safety and Environment of all site personnel, the enforcement of all regulations as per the Company Health and Safety Manual, and the immediate reporting of any health, safety or environmental incidents, accidents or concerns to the Manager, H&S.

Complies and ensures that all work follows Quality systems and that quality targets are maintained.

Accountable for the delivery of testwork, data and high-quality analysis reports to achieve Client Satisfaction by maintaining output and specified turnaround targets.

Ensures the training needs of staff are met and maintains a motivated workforce.

Sets goals, reviews employee job performance, and assesses training needs at least once annually.

Lead a team of 20 – 40 employees direct and indirect – with full management responsibilities.

Pursue opportunities to expand the company profile and client’s relationships.

Set strategy and provide guidance and technical input to develop the Group’s new products into new markets, in conjunction with Group members and SGS management.

Qualifications Education: University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in Chemical Engineering, Mineral Processing, Metallurgy, Hydrometallurgy, Mining Engineering or in a related engineering discipline.

A post graduate qualification in another related field is acceptable.

Experience: 15 years of previous working experience in a minerals related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Previous experience in related metallurgical fields including flowsheet, development, bench scale and pilot plant programs.

Previous experience in mining, metallurgical and chemical plant operations and in engineering projects is desirable.

Previous experience with a good understanding of Geometallurgy and the Mine to Mill to Metal value chain is important.

Previous experience in a consulting function with financial/budget responsibilities would be beneficial.

High levels of competence in oral and written communication of complex technical materials to Clients and internally to SGS.

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.

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.