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Senior Process Engineer (Continuous Improvement), Water Operations


Closing Date: June 18, 2019


Reporting to the Senior Engineer Supervisor Processing, Water Operations, the Senior Process Engineer (Continuous Improvement), Water Operations is responsible for process data analysis and execution of test programs at various water treatment facilities in the Elk Valley. The goal of this work is to provide continuous improvement of existing facilities and to inform future plant designs.

This position offers an opportunity to be part of a fast paced environment with complex challenges working on the cutting edge of selenium water treatment technology. The West Line Creek Selenium Plant has pilot programs aimed at continuous improvement planned for 2019.  The Elkview Saturated Rock Fill is currently operating as part of a demonstration trial of this new technology.  A new active water treatment facility is under construction at Fording River Operations and will be commissioned in 2020.  New water treatment facilities will continue to be constructed as per the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan.

The current facilities use biological treatment for the removal of nitrate and selenium from mine affected water. The successful candidate will lead a small team working on continuous improvement projects. This position may include management of the continuous improvement lab facility, shift work for the execution of lab or pilot tests, and assisting with supervision of junior technical personnel. This is a new position that will develop as the Water Operations group matures.  As such, candidate flexibility will be an asset as needs vary between projects and operations


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Identify, understand, and quantify process and project risks that may impact process performance or key project deliverables
  • Prepare project, continuous improvement, and research reports and presentations
  • Ensure safe work plans, operating procedures, and management of change are documented for continuous improvement and research work performed
  • Lead a collaborative team, provide supervision, mentor and train junior engineers, EITs, coop students, and technicians
  • Complete performance reviews to help technical staff develop
  • Manage programs led by several off site researchers (internal and external)
  • Provide technical leadership during commissioning of future water treatment plants
  • Provide support and coverage for plant process engineers as required
  • Perform desk work, lab work, pilot work, or plant work as needs dictate
  • Adapt to changing needs in a fast paced environment, while still maintain high standards in terms of attention to detail and quality of deliverables


  • Process Engineering degree such as chemical, extractive metallurgy, or civil with a focus on water treatment, or equivalent experience or certification
  • Minimum Eight to Ten years previous work experience. Preference given to those with at least five years gained in an industrial operating facility or operating pilot plants
  • Registered, or eligible and willing to register, as a professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills, including listening
  • Good attention to detail and a willingness to review, and manage, large amounts of data
  • Strong understanding of process engineering fundamentals including mass balances, chemical reaction engineering, and solid-liquid separation
  • Previous experience with selenium or nitrate treatment would be a strong asset
  • Strong team leader using a collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Highly motivated individual that is able to work independently and take ownership of their work to achieve the desired outcomes
  • Ability to create a welcoming, positive, enthusiastic, and supportive atmosphere for the team, in the midst of managing constant changes
  • Effective problem solving skills. Ability to make good decisions with the information available and be accountable for decisions made
  • Able to empower team members and foster leadership from all levels
  • Excellent people skills and ability to work well with people at all levels and from different backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as the ability to prioritize
  • Detail and action oriented, but also able to think strategically delivering a value added service strategy

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 and energy. 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 2018, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the ninth 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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