Principal Pyrometallurgical Process Engineer

February 15 2024
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Business Process Analyst,
Quebec, QC | Montreal, QC | Etobicoke, ON | Sudbury, ON | Calgary, AB | Vancouver, BC • Full time

Type of position: Regular

Your future role on the team

BBA is currently seeking a senior or principal engineer in Pyrometallurgical Process engineering to provide high quality consulting services to its growing base of clients in high-temperature metallurgical operations. As the senior or principal pyrometallurgical engineer, you'll help lead studies and business development initiatives of new processes, or modernization and decarbonization of existing processes, globally.
You must have at least 12 years of experience in pyrometallurgical design projects and consulting and be motivated by business development and growth activities. We prefer that you have experience in base metals (or precious metals and PGM) designs and consulting along with an ability to find and implement innovative solutions to complex metallurgical problems.

Specific areas of expertise include drying, pre-reduction, pre-heating, roasting, smelting, converting and fire refining as well as knowledge and/or experience in raw material handling, process and fugitive off-gas handling. Knowledge in acid plants and electrorefining would be an asset.

With us, you'll get the opportunity to

  • Be an active member of a multidisciplinary, high-temperature engineering team.
  • Address a variety of cross-discipline technical challenges to ensure cost effective, safe and timely completion of plant audits and implementation of process optimization solutions.
  • Evaluate, select and commission new technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and/or profitability of client operations.
  • Prepare, review and/or approve service offers and proposals.
  • Liaise with clients on a technical level and present reports, publications and presentations.
  • Identify and establish new clients and build a network of prospects.


Do your qualities and values match our corporate culture?

  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Results-driven
  • Desire to motivate and develop the next generation
  • Show passion and an aptitude for training and mentoring junior engineers and for sharing experience and expertise with other engineers.
  • Strong commitment to health and safety
  • Thirst to learn and excel
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Willingness to work together while having fun
  • Sense of equity and inclusion
  • Efficient, both at the office and the work site
  • Eco-mindful
  • Rigour and ethical
  • Interest in solving the most complex challenges
  • Be autonomous and adapt easily to change.

Overview of certifications and job requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering from a recognized university
  • At least 12 years of experience in base metals pyrometallurgical design and development projects
  • Strong track record of successfully completed high-temperature design projects in the mining and metals industry
  • Have sharp analytical skills, with a particular interest and understanding of high-temperature metallurgical processes.
  • High-temperature process simulation and/or design software experience and a strong desire to stay up to date on design tools
  • Ability to register as a professional engineer in Canada
  • Active participation and representation of BBA at conferences and at universities
  • Occasional travel to domestic or international destinations is required.
  • Be a team player and communicate well in a multidisciplinary engineering team.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for business development and growth and a commitment to generating value-creating opportunities.
  • Possess excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills.
  • Be willing to engage and participate in university activities to support the growth of pyrometallurgical engineering skills in North America
  • Be proactive and client oriented
  • Show creativity and innovation when proposing solutions.

An overview of BBA's total reward

  • Annual base salary between $146 000 to $200 000
  • Annual bonification program for all regular employees
  • Onsite mobility premium
  • Access to a time bank
  • Cellphone Program
  • Group insurance plan starting day one including short term and long-term disability insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Premium offer through the Employee Referral Program.

BBA considers many factors to determine the annual base salary such as, but no limited to: Location of the position, education, relevant and demonstrated work experience, technical assessment, qualifications, certifications, and other relevant competencies.

At BBA, you get many benefits

  • A corporate culture that values expertise
  • Promotion of our experts (SMEs), both externally and internally
  • Access to a leadership program
  • Opportunity to mentor our next generation: we invest in our people and help them develop
  • Participation in our firm's major projects up to 2030:
    - BBA's carbon neutrality
    - 30% of women on our team
    - and much more!
  • Flexible schedule that combines office presence and telecommuting
  • Friendly, eco-mindful and high-tech workspaces
  • Long-term hiring (not just project-based)
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • A collaborative team that shares its ideas and knowledge
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • Access to an annual bonus program for all regular employees
  • An inclusive culture that values diversity, respect and openness
  • On site and at the office: Health, safety and the environment are a priority.


About BBA
For over 40 years, we've been pushing the boundaries of engineering to serve our clients in the Energy and Natural Resources sector. At BBA, we develop innovative, flexible and sustainable solutions, from strategy to execution.
BBA is one of Canada's leading private consulting engineering firms, focused on practice (PCB), with a network of 15 offices. Our teams work closely to deliver projects that shape tomorrow's industry at the local, national and international levels.
Our people's passion and excellence make BBA a Canada's Best Employer and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
We have unique talents, and we're committed to providing a workplace where you can be yourself. Job postings are written in gender-neutral language.
Learn more about us by visiting our LinkedIn page and join the networks of our talent attraction specialists to speak with them directly.

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