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Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Logan Lake, British Columbia, CA

Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Reporting to the Senior Engineering Supervisor, Geotechnical, the Intermediate to Senior Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for supporting the geotechnical aspects of mine planning and design through to execution, including pit expansions, slope monitoring, geotechnical investigation programs and design compliance.


To be successful, we require someone with a minimum of five years Geotechnical Engineering experience, with preference given to candidates with existing experience working for an active mine site, or consulting for open-pit operations. Additionally, the candidate will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who can develop and communicate practical recommendations to mine planners and operations personnel. 


We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience in overseeing and coordinating multiple internal resources and external contractors in projects. This role requires a motivated self-starter, who can multi-task effectively and work collaboratively with others in a technical team-based environment. Demonstrated experience with project management and training in Geotechnical Engineering and mine planning will be considered an asset.


You will have the opportunity to contribute to a range of engineering design management and projects in a world-class operation. There will be abundant opportunities to grow your knowledge base and apply your site-based geotechnical skills and share your expertise with a variety of Teck mine sites, and to participate in periodic Geotechnical Review Boards.  Both field and office work will be required as part of the role.


Join us in the Highland Valley and enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, such as hiking, skiing, fishing, and golf! The mine site is a 50-minute drive from Kamloops, B.C. which provides all of the comforts of city living. The mine site is also close to Merritt, Ashcroft, and Logan Lake, which all exude a small-town community atmosphere.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Develop and maintain relationships with both technical and operational staff
  • Coordinate geotechnical field programs and support geotechnical analyses and designs implementing the Life of Mine plan
  • Conduct risk-based assessments of geotechnical areas on site, and implement mitigation activities
  • Coordinate and review work by external geotechnical consultants to ensure it is fit for purpose and meets specifications, standards, and codes
  • Perform regular geotechnical inspections of the active and dormant mining areas, report on the inspections, and provide recommendations 
  • Manage and compile geotechnical data, and complete interpretations and reviews
  • Perform stability analyses for rock slopes, waste dumps, and soil stockpiles
  • Communicate geotechnical risks and solutions in a safety sensitive, dynamic environment
  • Play an active role in Teck’s geotechnical community of practice through ongoing collaboration with geotechnical personnel at other Teck operations and corporate engineering group




  • Bachelor’s degree in Geological or Geotechnical Engineering
  • Registered, or eligible to register, with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) as a P. Eng.
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years mining industry experience
  • Geotechnical experience in an open pit environment is an asset
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite® and relevant geotechnical software, such as GeoExplorer, Vulcan, AutoCAD, Slide, Dips, Swedge, RocFall, and Phase2/RS2 an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license


About Teck


At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. 
Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.  
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. 
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. 


Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources.


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