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Sr Geotechnical Engineer


Red Dog, AK, US

Internal Job Description

Closing Date:  December 15, 2023


The Senior Geotechnical Engineer provides technical guidance and interprets data from the geotechnical monitoring program


Reporting to the Principal Mine Engineer


Schedule is an even rotation; 2 weeks on-site, 2 weeks off-site



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor Teck’s commitment to health, safety, environmental and community (HSEC) protection
  • Work with the engineering and operations groups to ensure that mining activities progress safely and in accordance with sound geotechnical engineering principles
  • Oversee the mine geotechnical monitoring programs, provide support for analysis and design, and implement continuous improvement measures
  • Apply geotechnical expertise to rock slopes, waste dumps, blast vibration analysis, soil slopes and foundations along with water retention structures
  • Ensure that mine geotechnical projects are completed according to approved mid- to short-range planning, specifications, and development permits
  • Coordinate the pit wall monitoring and mapping program and communicate with Geotechnical consultants supporting the operation or projects
  • Contribute to cost control by participating in annual budget preparation, monitoring, and analyzing costs and explaining variances
  • Drive the development of the mine geotechnical drilling programs. Maintain close communication with Engineering, Operations and Survey groups as necessary to ensure the success of drilling programs
  • Review long-, mid- and short-range plans for geotechnical hazards, data gaps and design improvements
  • Maintain mine site standard practices and procedures on geotechnical matters
  • Perform regular geotechnical inspections of mine site facilities, report on the inspections, and provide recommendations to the Integrated Production, Integrated Planning and Mine Operations execution team
  • Assist in ongoing geotechnical research. Initiate and direct special projects to expand the capabilities of the geotechnical team
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • A degree in Geotechnical, Geological, Mining or Civil Engineering is required
  • Professional Engineering designation is preferred
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience, preferably in a mining environment, and well versed in all aspects of geotechnical applications to open pit mining with exposure to geotechnical data analysis, site investigations, project evaluation and management
  • Advanced knowledge of robotic total station, radar, and slope monitoring radar systems is required
  • Advanced software skills in MS Office
  • Knowledge of infrastructure monitoring instrumentation and data analysis is preferred
  • Knowledge of other relevant software is preferred (e.g., Slide, Dips and MineSight)
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to excel in a team-based environment
  • Must possess good organizational, budgeting, cost administration and project planning skills
  • Must have proficient writing and presentation skills 
  • Provides mentorship to junior Geotechnical Engineers
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills are essential. Team cooperation is required as is the ability to influence the activity of others

External Job Description

About Teck

Successful candidates must be willing to satisfy the pre-employment requirements of a physical assessment, drug screen and a background check. Red Dog provides excellent benefits to employees including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and a 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two weeks off) 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.  


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, zinc, as well as investments in energy assets.   


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).  


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.  


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We are an equal opportunity employer. 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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