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Geotechnical Engineer or Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: March 3, 2021


Join an exciting project vital to the future success of our operations! Find out more about the Fording River Extension Project (FRX) on our website.


Reporting to the Technical Director, the Geotechnical Engineer or Senior Geotechnical Engineer (known at Teck as Geotechnical Lead, Work Package) is responsible for project management of the geotechnical work package on our FRX project. This includes exploration drilling and data collection, internal and external analysis, and recommendations to support mine engineering, which facilitates the regulatory, planning, and ultimately, predevelopment activities prior to mining.


To be successful we require someone with strong communication and interpersonal skills, who is able to build relationships in a team and with people of varying backgrounds. Someone who is self-motivated, adaptable, and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone with outstanding decision-making, problem solving, and creative thinking abilities.


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. Working a compressed workweek with alternating Fridays off, come experience what work life balance is all about!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Plan the geotechnical work package, with input from senior geotechnical personnel, to meet the objectives of the current project phase, according to Teck’s project delivery framework, and future geotechnical work to meet permitting requirements
  • Scope and project manage work by external geotechnical consultants to support the geotechnical work package
  • Prepare the annual geotechnical work plan for field exploration works and acquire regulatory approval for the annual plan
  • Supervise exploration drilling and associated field studies, including supervising staff and contractors
  • Lead data management and interpretation resulting from exploration drilling
  • Lead the update to the project geotechnical and/or structural model, either on the regular business unit planning cycle or for interim updates to support the project
  • Project management for the geotechnical assessment and design work for pits, spoils, and roads, with both internal and external resources
  • Present to Teck’s external independent Geotechnical Review Board, receives recommendations, and incorporates them into the project plans.
  • Manage the budget and schedule of the work package
  • Enable peer reviews of the Geotechnical work package, as required



  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent, with Geological, Civil, or Mining specialization
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated ability, preferably with a portion in mining or heavy industrial environment
  • Registered, or eligible to register, with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
  • Knowledge of all aspects of project delivery, including prefeasibility studies, feasibility studies, detail design, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, and commissioning


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 or follow @TeckResources.

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