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Senior Engineer, Dam Safety


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: Open until filled


Reporting to the Senior Lead, Sustainability, the Senior Engineer, Dam Safety is responsible for managing the  tailings and dam safety governance program for the Tailings Storage Facility at Red Dog Mine. This key role will liaise closely with state regulators and internal stakeholders while upholding and conforming to internal and external governance expectations. This is an excellent role for a career oriented engineer looking to hone their technical experience while working at one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate. 


To be successful, we are looking for a self-motivated individual with strong communication skills and technical expertise across geotechnical engineering, dam safety and tailings governance. The ability to work well in a team environment, manage consultants, and oversee budgets and financials is also integral to this role. 


The rotation schedule is two weeks on-site, two weeks off-site with travel from Anchorage, Alaska.  




  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures 
  • Implement the operations, surveillance, and maintenance plan (OMS) and Tailings Management System including completion and reporting of routine dam inspections 
  • Provide updates to operating, maintenance, and surveillance manuals, along with emergency preparedness and response plans, and other documents 
  • Analyze monitoring and surveillance data, and approve recommendations for improvement of structure conditions 
  • Collaborate with the Responsible Tailings Facility Engineer (RTFE) and Engineer of Record (EOR) to ensure all work complies with regulatory requirements, HSEC Standards, and relevant guidelines including GISTM 
  • Ensure tracking of all recommendations and actions related to ITRB, TGR, GISTM activities and coordinate appropriate resourcing and project planning to complete associated tasks 
  • Ensure all work being completed by the engineering team is in line with designed engineering specifications or to Best Applicable Practices (BAP) with appropriate levels of documented review and approvals 
  • Ensure short- and long-term projects related to the dam safety and tailings management meet the operation’s needs and are completed according to approved plans, specifications and development codes/permits 
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute public engagement and disclosure related to tailings in collaboration with the community relations department 
  • Ensure that all engineering services provided comply with environmental regulations, State agencies and programs 
  • Provide engineering expertise for the operation and construction of the tailings storage facility and conduct studies related to new or future developments or opportunities relevant to the Red Dog Operation 
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with Senior Management to review performance under the Tailings Management Policy and Framework, Tailings Management System, and Closure Standard and recommend improvements in these the systems, commitments, and standards as applicable 
  • Effectively communicate with operations, technical groups and contractors; and liaise with outside agencies and communities of interest to meet the operations overall objectives 
  • Develop and mentor junior team mentors, supporting with training, performance evaluation, and executing company policies in a fair and equitable manner 
  • Manage departmental and project costs by participating in annual budget preparation, monitoring and analyzing monthly costs, forecasting cost and explaining variances 
  • Other responsibilities as required or as assigned 




  • BSc. Engineering or equivalent with Civil, Geological or Geotechnical specializations. MSc. Or equivalent with Civil, Geological, Geotechnical or Mine Waste Management specializations preferred 
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in dam construction, tailings storage facility and tailings management, geotechnical engineering, mining or a closely related field 
  • Experience in and knowledge of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management requirements, Mining Association of Canada’s tailings protocols and Canadian Dam Association guidelines is strongly preferred 
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and AutoCAD Civil 3D Software is required 
  • Experience with FLAC, Geostudio, RocScience, ArcGIS, Muk3D, GeoExplorer and similar programs is preferred 
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with limited supervision 
  • Excellent interpersonal and written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to compile and analyze technical data 
  • Capable of working with all levels of the organization and in a team environment 


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.


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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.


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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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