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Tailings Engineer - Construction, Tailings & Water


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: February 4, 2022

Reporting to the Senior Engineer, Tailings & Water the Tailings Engineer - Construction, Tailings & Water is a developmental position. Responsibilities range from carrying out discreet tailings and/or water assignments, to initiating and conducting long-term tailings and/or water management projects, development of budgets and cost management, and involves regular supervision and management of consultants and contractors, and coordination with other operational groups. The Tailings Engineer – Construction provides on-site construction management and applies technical engineering expertise to Tailings & Water projects.

Rotation schedule will be 2 weeks on-site with 2 weeks off-site


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Complete assigned work in a professional manner, including necessary measurements, calculations, analyses, interpretations, reporting and recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively with operating, analytical and maintenance groups to ensure optimum utilization of resources and onsite staff.
  • Provide ongoing engineering technical support to operating, technical, and maintenance groups for optimization of tailings and water management processes.
  • Assist in long- and short-term planning, management, and execution of field activities completed by internal and/or external resources.
  • Develop subordinate professionals by participating in their selection, training, evaluating their performance, and by following, enforcing and administering company policies in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Co-ordinate and execute short-term and long-term projects to improve site tailings and water management and cost performance.
  • Project management on a range of project and activities.  Define project scopes, milestones and success criteria in coordination with senior management and identified stakeholders.
  • Perform project execution processes including, management of change, safe work plans, standard operating procedures, execution plans, requests for proposals, budgets, KPI tracking, milestones, material take-offs, scheduling of resources, cost forecasting, development of plans, and consultant and contractor supervision.
  • Manage changes in project scope and schedule by identify potential conflicts and devise contingency and risk mitigation plans.
  • Analyze, identify, and resolve operational and construction issues on projects and ensure efficient interpretation of all design drawings and adherence to all Quality Control / Quality Assurance procedures for projects.
  • Ensure that projects associated with the Tailings Management Facility are completed according to approved plans, specifications and development codes/permits.
  • Review and monitor operations and field activities for contractors, subcontractors, and operations personnel in areas assigned.  Prepare field reports and assessments as required.
  • Track contracts, scopes of work, purchase orders, budget, contract commitments, schedules and communicate progress to management.
  • Provide technical expertise to tailings impoundment operations and develop engineering solutions to problems.
  • Develop an understanding for onsite coordination with various stakeholders and effectively communicate with those stakeholders throughout the project planning and execution.  
  • Perform administrative duties including taking notes during meetings, preparing correspondence, and managing files for project execution and tailings management.
  • Other responsibilities as required or as assigned


  • Bachelor of Engineering (mining, civil, geotechnical, environmental or related) with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience, tailings construction and operations experience is preferred.
  • Experience with the design, analysis and engineering of dams, pumping systems, water conveyance systems, or related structures/systems.
  • Experience managing multiple engineering and construction project resources, schedules, and budgets.
  • Experience working on mining, heavy civil or industrial construction projects, managing multiple resources including internal stakeholders, external contractors, and consultants.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and AutoCAD Civil3D is required.
  • Experience and proficient with the installation, deployment, and monitoring of environmental and geotechnical instrumentation and data analysis.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment with minimal guidance.
  • Strong ability for data analysis and interpretation with minimal guidance.
  • Capable of working with all levels of the organization and in a team environment.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with limited supervision.

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19, subject to an exemption approved by Teck Alaska.

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.

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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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