Manager, Process Enginering

Date Posted: December 18, 2018
Closing Date: January 31, 2019

Organization Overview
Taseko Mines is a dynamic international mining company, headquartered in Vancouver. Our strategy is to grow our company through developing our pipeline of high quality, advanced stage projects.

Taseko owns (75%) and operates the state-of-the-art Gibraltar Mine in central British Columbia. Gibraltar is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada and has a 700 person workforce. Gibraltar has a long mine life and produces an average of 140 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum per year.

In addition to being a significant copper and molybdenum producer, Taseko is also an accomplished mine developer with a promising pipeline of gold, copper and niobium projects in both Canada and the United States.

Taseko is entering a period of exciting growth and opportunity. 

Taseko has recently completed construction of a US$25 million demonstration plant at our Florence Copper Project in Arizona. Florence Copper is a unique in-situ copper recovery project which is environmentally friendly, low capital and operating cost and will increase Taseko’s copper production significantly when it reaches commercial scale. The Taseko team is actively engaged in the operation of the demonstration plant as well as the design and permitting of the commercial facility for Florence. 

With the recently announced acquisition of Yellowhead Mining, Taseko has added yet another major project to our development portfolio. Yellowhead is a large open-pit copper project located 150km north of Kamloops, BC. With over $60m having been spent on a Feasibility Study and Environment Plan to-date, the Taseko team is excited to build upon this technical work and advance the project through permitting and into production. 

Taseko understands that continued success and growth are created from our most valued asset, our people. Taseko is looking to add to our experienced corporate engineering team working on our broad pipeline of projects which are at various stages of design, permitting, construction and operation. This presents a unique opportunity for successful applicants to get in at the ground floor of these exciting projects and help shape the future of Taseko. Excellence is always our goal and achieving it means attracting, training and rewarding those who share our ambition and passion to be the very best we can be.

Taseko is seeking applicants for the following role: Manager, Process Engineering

Position Summary

Based out of Taseko’s head office in Vancouver and reporting to the Vice President, Capital Projects, the Manager, Process Engineering will lead a team responsible for the development and implementation of metallurgical process solutions for Taseko’s projects spanning mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy. The Manager, Process Engineering will also provide and oversee the process technical support from head office to our operations.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Manage and provide technical oversight for all metallurgical aspects of Taseko’s projects. 
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of metallurgical testing from sample selection through performance of the work, analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Develop practical, operable and cost effective process flow sheets, design criteria, PFDs, P&IDs, plant layouts, technical specifications for Taseko’s projects.
  • Lead the process and metallurgical portions, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in the performance of engineering feasibility/prefeasibility studies, trade-off studies, cost analysis, property evaluations, and development planning activities.
  • Lead the process and metallurgical engineering activities for detailed process plant design and assist with construction and commissioning of mine development projects. 
  • Manage external technical consultants including development of work scopes, contracts, tracking progress and ensuring objectives are met.
  • Act as a corporate resource for companywide metallurgical activities and initiatives. 
  • Provide and oversee head office technical support for metallurgical performance and site specific projects as required. 
  • Participate in the technical and financial analysis of potentially accretive acquisitions.
  • Contribute to building an effective EIT program for all disciplines. 
  • Participate in professional organizations such as CIM and CMP. 

Education and Work Experience 

  • Undergraduate Engineering degree in Mineral Processing or Extractive Metallurgy. 
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in mineral processing, including plant operations, circuit commissioning, engineering design, and metallurgical scale-up test work.
  • Registration as a P.Eng. with EGBC or the ability to become registered within 12 months.
  • Experience with NI 43-101 reporting and technical requirements. 
  • Experience in management, oversight, execution, and analysis of a broad range of laboratory metallurgical testing.
  • Experience in the design, commissioning and operation of flotation concentrators.
  • Experience in the design, commissioning and operation of hydrometallurgical plants.
  • Familiarity with industry suppliers, engineering firms, and ongoing industrial developments. 
  • Experience specific to niobium flotation, oxide flotation processes, pyrometallurgical processes, copper flotation, molybdenum separation, copper solvent extraction/electrowinning and gold recovery would be assets. 

Skills and Competencies 

  • High ethical standards, accountability, and integrity.
  • Demonstrated supervisory, leadership and mentorship skills.
  • Demonstrated relationship management, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills. 
  • Strong knowledge of the mining industry and the industry position on key issues. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.


Taseko offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitve salary, Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation to Vancouver.

Job ID: 413
City: Vancouver
Province/State: British Columbia
To Apply:
Qualified applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience, in confidence, using the Apply button.

We thank all applicants who express interest and we will keep your application on file for six months. Your application to this posting is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Taseko respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.