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Hydrogeologist

Location: 

Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: October 29, 2020

 

Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for a Hydrogeologist. Due to anticipated needs, we are currently recruiting for a career oriented individual to fill this role.
 

Will be on an even Rotation schedule.

 

Reporting to the Water Quality Lead, Tailings and Water.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Protect the safety and health of employees by promoting safe working procedures and health programs in accordance with the Teck Alaska policy and appropriate regulations
  • Complete assigned work in a professional manner, including necessary measurements, calculations, analyses, interpretations, reporting and recommendations
  • Ensure that projects associated with the hydrogeological programs and mine water management systems are completed according to approved plans, specifications and development codes/permits
  • Support hydrogeological programs and investigations to better understand the hydrogeology at the operation.  Specific responsibilities include management of consultants, organization and interpretation of hydrogeological data and review/interpretation of conceptual and numerical groundwater models (MODFLOW, FEFLOW) for physical and contaminant hydrogeology
  • Supervise and oversee execution of a variety of hydrogeological assessments and work programs to characterize the groundwater at the mine, including drilling and monitoring, well design and construction, routine site inspections, and groundwater modelling/estimations of groundwater inflows to open pits and other mine areas
  • Assist in managing the site’s water resources and water quality, including maintenance and updates to the operational water and load balance model (GoldSim), contributing to the development of the site’s Water Management Plan and Operating, Maintenance and Monitoring Plan, ensuring adherence to Teck’s Water Governance initiatives.  Other responsibilities include updating and maintaining water quality mass balances & predictions, and assessment of ARD interception well performance, site water quality monitoring data, and groundwater monitoring wells
  • Assist the Water Quality Lead in the geochemical characterization of acid rock drainage and metals leaching potential through interpretation of findings from the various site geochemical programs
  • Aggregating, organizing, managing, and analyzing data on groundwater, surface water, subsurface water, pumping, climate, demographics, typically in a GIS/database environment (Esri ArcGIS)
  • Experience in water quality and predictive water quality modeling is considered an asset (geochemical modeling, geochemist workbench, PHREEQC, GoldSim)
  • Data manipulation/analysis in spreadsheets, databases, and GIS using automation techniques such as macros, VBA, Perl, Python
  • Communicate effectively with operating, geology, technical groups and contractors to meet the operation’s overall objectives
  • Develop an understanding of the Company’s organizational structure and how to successfully execute and complete work tasks within it
  • Other responsibilities as required or as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Earth, Environmental or Geological Sciences, Hydrogeology, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering or other similar program with a strong emphasis on hydrogeology
  • Minimum of four years of relevant experience in physical and contaminant hydrogeology, including hydrogeological and hydrological investigations related to water management at mine sites
  • Demonstrated experience in surface water and groundwater monitoring, including borehole drilling/monitoring well installation, hydrogeological logging methods for field sampling, and understanding of aquifer testing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use and application of groundwater modelling softwares (MODFLOW, FEFLOW).  Proficiency in water balance software (GoldSim) is also considered an asset
  • Exposure to mining in cold climates is considered an asset, but is not required
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, manipulate, and efficiently visualize large quantities of hydrogeological and water quality related data
  • Project coordination and project management skills are considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and communication skills.  Strong technical writing skills are an asset
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Capable of working with all levels of the organization and in a team environment
  • Self-starter with willingness to take on additional tasks as required

 

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.  Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, physical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two week off) an even schedule to provide a better work-life balance to our employees. 

 

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.

 

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

 

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, 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.

 

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

 

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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