Senior Engineering Advisor, Tailings (QP)

Teck Coal Ltd.
Sparwood, British Columbia V0B 2G0
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Closing Date: May 3, 2021


Reporting to the Manager Tailings, the Senior Engineering Advisor, Tailings is the Qualified Professional responsible for the stewardship, stability, and safe operation of all tailings and water retaining structures at designated sites.


To be successful we require someone with strong interpersonal and communication skills, who is self-motivated, but can also collaborate and excel in a technical team based environment. Someone who is able to multi-task, has advanced analytical, problem solving, risk analysis, and decision-making abilities.


This role is an opportunity to own the stewardship of tailing and water retaining structures at two to three of our sites. You will have the chance to grow and maintain a sense of team through professional development, engagement, empowerment, autonomy, and building internal expertise and capacity.


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! Come experience what work life balance is all about!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring systems (TMS) are in place, conduct analysis of data, and produce timely recommendations
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, HSEC standards, and relevant guidelines
  • Identify areas of continuous improvement and implement organizational change processes
  • Ensure Construction vs Design Intent Verification (CDIV) process is in place
  • Provide updates to operating, maintenance, and surveillance manuals, along with emergency preparedness and response plans, and other management system documents including OMS manual, TARP, and ERP
  • Complete and submit monthly and annual reports to regulatory agencies, the Chair of the TWG, and the Corporate Manager of Environmental Performance
  • Ensure Public Disclosure information is complete and available
  • Develop and maintain conceptual closure plans with costs
  • Conduct Tailings Technology identification, review, assessment, and support work
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership, and training on tailings management related issues
  • Work with the engineer of record to continuously improve and implement the quality assurance and control, construction monitoring, and dam surveillance programs


  • Degree in Geotechnical or other Geotechnical related subject area
  • Registered, or able to register, as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
  • Minimum 10 years demonstrated ability working in design, monitoring, performance analysis, reporting, and stewardship of tailings or water dams and structures
  • In depth knowledge of regulatory and standard methodology guidelines from the CDA, MAC, ICMM, and Global Tailings Standard
  • Experience with dam inspections including DSR’s and DSI’s
  • Project Management experience, including budgeting and costing, is an asset


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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