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Senior Process Specialist or Engineer, Biogeochemistry

Sparwood, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Senior Process Specialist or Engineer, Biogeochemistry

Location: Sparwood, BC, CA
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Closing Date: October 7, 2020

Be at the forefront of a novel ground-breaking water treatment technology!

Reporting to the Senior Engineer Supervisor Processing, the Senior Process Specialist or Engineer, Biogeochemistry is responsible for providing technical leadership and process recommendations to the operations team for our Saturated Rock Fill (SRF) operation, a technology that is redefining the way we operate water treatment facilities.

Experience and knowledge of biogeochemistry and process engineering will be vital in this role. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be required in order to engage people at all levels of the organization, across all our operations. We also require someone detailed, who is a problem solver, highly motivated, and is able to develop a team of junior technical staff.
In this role you will have the opportunity to work with a brand-new technology and become the domain specialist. You will be able to build the role and craft the SRF technical operation direction. As we work to implement this technology at our other sites you will be involved in the expansion of our SRF operations. Since this is a new emerging role flexibility will be needed as projects evolve and the role is defined.

The SRF technology is a new process being developed for removal of selenium and nitrate from mine impacted waters. The first full scale demonstration of this novel technology began operations in 2018 and a second SRF is currently under development with operations expected to begin shortly. An introduction to this technology was presented at the 2019 MEND workshop: "Removing Selenium and Nitrate using Saturated Rock Fills: From Concept to Full Scale Operation".

Learn more about the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan here .

Responsibilities :
  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Ensure technology is meeting environmental compliance in both the short and long term
  • Identify and advance process issues that may lead to potential harm to health and safety, receiving environment, permit non-compliance, or may suggest operation longevity or availability may be negatively impacted
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external teams to understand and solve sophisticated technical problems, working to continuously improve performance
  • Act as process domain specialist, providing input into operating discussions and future SRF design, and sign off on technical recommendations as qualified professional
  • Supervise, mentor, and develop professionals and other more junior technical personnel

Qualifications :
  • Advanced Degree in geoscience, process engineering, applied chemistry, or similar accreditation with proven experience
  • Registered, or able to register, as a qualified professional with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC or similar association
  • 10 to 15 years related work experience
  • Five years supervisory or leadership experience
  • Experience with water remediation, related biogeochemistry or bioengineering
  • Valid class five driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Excellent program and project management skills with the ability to balance desire for information / data against cost benefit of information

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, 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.

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 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth 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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