Principal Engineer


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA


Closing Date: July 29, 2024


*Candidates based in the U.S. are eligible to work remotley for this role, with some infrequent travel to Tecks Corporate office in Vancouver. 


As one of the worlds largest diversified mining company, Teck is committed to providing the world with essential resources safely and sustainably. We have a rich history of consistently driving innovation, harnessing cutting-edge technology, and cultivating a dynamic environment that empowers our employees to shape the future.  


Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Principal Engineer works closely with project team members: Project Directors, Project Managers, and Engineering Managers. The Principal Engineer’s primary function is to advise and lead our Projects team to apply principles and tools for crafting and building Teck’s assets with a vision for the future and in alignment with Teck’s sustainability approach – focused on operating sustainably, ensuring the health & safety of our people, and working to build positive relationships with communities and Indigenous peoples. Motivated by Teck’s Safety and Sustainability through Design Standard, the scope of this role will span across the full life cycle of Teck’s projects, ensuring that final asset designs support both the responsible mining of the metals and minerals essential for the modern world and the global transition to a low-carbon economy.


Don't miss out on this great opportunity to be part of one of Canada's leading mining companies and join our team!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Guide the project teams in identifying and implementing initiatives which eliminate the introduction of hazards to our community, applying the hierarchy of control to introduce safer and more sustainable solutions
  • Champion the implementation of the Safety and Sustainability through Design standard and be a key resource for project teams in sharing standard processes across the portfolio
  • Initiate reviews and assessments on project performance related to sustainability and safety in design implementation, define performance measures and identify necessary corrective actions
  • Coordinate design review activities including HAZIDs, Plant Layout and Area Classification, Safety Integrity Level Assessments, Hazard Exposure in Design Assessments and HAZOPs as may be required by project scope
  • Participate in the management and sponsorship of relationships with technical services providers, specialist contractors and consultants, coordinating sustainability and safety principles between multiple consultants



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field or equivalent and registration or eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in British Columbia
  • 15+ years successful experience in process safety or design safety roles on major infrastructure, mining and/or process plant projects
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the sustainable design of major infrastructure, mining and/or process plants
  • Proficiency in hazard identification and mitigation methodologies on the technical scope of engineering design and operation
  • Previous project design and site engineering experience
  • Project experience as an owner at a major mining company is preferred or, experience as owner's team representative or EPCM contractor for the resource industry
  • Training and experience in project management systems and an understanding of multiple phases of project execution
  • Able to coordinate work efforts of technical team, including multiple consultants
  • Experience crafting and making technical presentations and confirmed talent with report writing
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills and experience working with a broad range of people
  • Can establish positive rapport with others and is effective in cultivating relationships through openness, integrity and cooperation
  • Ability to argue your position in a thoughtful and pragmatic way
  • Team-oriented with a collaborative working style
  • Builds the Organizational Legacy: takes action to build Teck’s reputation related to social responsibility, sustainability of resources, environment, and the health and safety of employees and the communities within which it operates
  • Inspirational Leadership: develops dedication and commitment in others by articulating an appealing yet realistic vision of the future
  • Integrity and Credibility: demonstrates honesty and respect for individuals by delivering on commitments and acting in the best interest of Teck, its partners and the community. Lives the values of the organization
  • Agility: seeks, listens to, and accepts feedback from others. Regularly focuses on building an improved understanding of the industry, community, and subject area

Why Join Us?


At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure.


Teck employees receive access to our total rewards program and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to: 


  • Annual Performance Bonus

  • Profit Share Plan

  • Health Spending Account  

  • Personal Spending Account

  • Extended Health Care  

  • Dental and Vision Care

  • Employer Paid Pension Plan

  • Life Insurance and Disability Coverage 

  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays         

  • Virtual Telemedicine and additional support for overall well-being

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)


Salary Range: $144,000 - $178,000 CAD


The above salary is in Canadian dollars. Salary will be converted to US dollars if the successful candidate is based in US. The actual base salary offered is determined by the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.

About Teck

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. 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.


Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). 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. 


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