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Principal Engineer, Geotechnical


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: March 23, 2021


Reporting to the Manager, Geological Engineering, the Principal Engineer, Geotechnical is responsible for providing expert level guidance, direction, and support to site based geological engineering personnel along with, supporting the geotechnical needs of four operating mine sites, multiple development projects, two non-operating sites, and managing various projects.


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 analytical, decision-making, problem solving, and risk assessment 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
  • Serve as a geotechnical subject matter expert for active surface mining operations, investigation and design of mine extensions, and post-mining geotechnical monitoring and assessment for non-operating sites.
  • Apply geotechnical expertise to rock slopes, waste rock dumps, blast vibration analysis, soil slopes and foundations,
  • Stamp professional reports, as required
  • Design and implement programs (both technical and training) to identify, eliminate, or mitigate geotechnical hazards, close gaps, and improve designs
  • Train and mentor geotechnical engineering personnel
  • Commission, project manage and review work by external geotechnical and hydrogeological consultants
  • Review short and long range plans for geotechnical hazards, data gaps, and design deficiencies
  • Work with all site departments and corporate staff to ensure that mining activities and site projects progress safely and in accordance with sound geotechnical engineering principles
  • Play an active role in Teck’s geotechnical community of practice through ongoing collaboration with site geotechnical personnel and corporate engineering group



  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Geological, Geotechnical, or other related subject area. Graduate level degree preferred
  • Registered, or eligible to register within 24 months of hire, as a P.Eng. with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Minimum 12 years’ relevant geotechnical experience, including a recent geotechnical role at a large open pit mining operation
  • Experience supervising or leading a team, including conflict resolution skills
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite®, Rocscience software packages such as Slide, Dips, SWEDGE, RocFall, and preferably RS2, AutoCAD, or Minesight software systems
  • Experience in geotechnical data analysis, site investigations, and 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 or follow @TeckResources.

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