Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Date Posted: June 07, 2018
Closing Date: June 20, 2018
Fording River Operations - near Elkford, BC

Reporting to the Senior Engineer Supervisor Geotechnical, the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, is responsible for supporting the geotechnical needs of mine operations and managing various geotechnical projects


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Oversee site geotechnical monitoring programs, provide support for analysis to optimize mine designs, and implement continuous improvement measures
  • Apply geotechnical expertise to rock slopes, waste dumps, blast vibration analysis, soil slopes and foundations, and tailings dams along with other water retention structures
  • Design and implement programs to mitigate hazards, close gaps, and improve designs
  • Supervise, train and mentor geotechnical engineering personnel
  • Coordinate and review work by external geotechnical consultants
  • Identify and assist others in identifying and eliminating or mitigating geotechnical hazards
  • Review short and long range plans for geotechnical hazards, data gaps and design deficiencies
  • Update mine site Standard Practices and Procedures on geotechnical matters
  • Work with Mine Engineering and Mine Operations groups to ensure that mining activities progress safely and in accordance with sound geotechnical engineering principles
  • Perform regular geotechnical inspections of mine site facilities; report on the inspections, and provide recommendations to the Mine Operations group
  • Play an active role in Teck’s geotechnical community of practice through ongoing collaboration with geotechnical personnel at other Teck operations and corporate engineering group
  • Perform other responsibilities as required or assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining, Geological, Geotechnical or Civil Engineering
  • Eligible or registered as a P.Eng with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant geotechnical experience, including a recent geotechnical role at a large open pit hard rock mining operation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office®, Rocscience software packages (Slide, Dips, SWEDGE, RocFall, and preferably Phase2/RS2), AutoCad and Minesight software systems
  • Experience in geotechnical data analysis, site investigations, project evaluation and management
  • Previous supervisory experience is an asset
  • Ability to excel in a team based environment
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including conflict resolution
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task

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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.

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