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Chief Geotechnical Engineer

Location: 

Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: March 25, 2021

 

Join a growing team of geotechnical professionals and build an exciting and rewarding career in open pit mining!

 

Reporting to the Engineer Superintendent, the Chief Geotechnical Engineer (Known at Teck as Senior Engineer Supervisor Geotechnical) is responsible for handling all mining geotechnical functions for both operations and related projects at Elkview Operations.

 

To be successful in this role we are looking for someone with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Someone who is a motivated self starter, organized, and able to prioritize contending demands. Someone who can work well with a team, but also has strong supervisory skills, including conflict resolution. These skills are vital as you will be leading and mentoring our geotechnical team to success.

You will play an active role in Teck’s geotechnical community through ongoing collaboration with geotechnical personnel in our other engineering groups through professional development, engagement, and empowerment.

Join us in the breathtaking Elk Valley of British Columbia. Here you will find outdoor adventure at your fingertips. Whether it's biking and skiing, or the laid-back atmosphere of fishing and hiking, there is something for everyone! Come experience what work life balance is all about!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Apply geotechnical expertise to rock slopes, waste dumps, blast vibration analysis, and soil slopes and foundations along with other water retention structures
  • Design and implement programs (both technical and training) to identify, eliminate, or mitigate geotechnical hazards, close gaps, and improve designs
  • Coordinate site geotechnical programs, including monitoring systems, providing support for analysis and design, and coordinate with Mine Operations and Processing groups
  • Coordinate and review work by external geotechnical consultants
  • Review short and long range plans for geotechnical hazards, data gaps, and design deficiencies
  • Supervise, train, and mentor geotechnical and tailings engineering personnel
  • Perform data analytics and Pit/Slope modeling- Building models, making correlations, identifying trends and predicting outcomes with the goal of growing operational efficiency across multiple fields

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geological, Geotechnical, or Civil Engineering
  • Registered as a P.Eng. with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Minimum eight years’ relevant geotechnical experience, including a recent geotechnical role at a large open pit mining operation
  • Solid understanding of industry standard geotechnical software and the Microsoft Office Suite®
  • Experience in geotechnical data analysis, site investigations, project evaluation, and management

 

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 www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.

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