Junior Geotechnical Tailings Engineer - Vancouver

Location: Vancouver BC Posted Date: February 16, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 384983966 Careermine Job Id: 1834521
Requisition ID: 23599

Job Category:Metals; Mining; New Graduate

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

The Tailings and Mine Waste Management (Tailings & MW Mgmt.) Practice group at Hatch is seeking to hire a junior to intermediate level, Geotechnical Tailings Engineer to work with our Vancouver office. This role would suit a highly motivated professional with a strong technical focus, who is interested in supporting the development of the practice and expanding the capability within the Canadian cluster of an existing team of specialists in tailings and mine waste management made of geotechnical, hydrotechnical, mining, geoscientists, and process engineers around the world. Reporting will be to the Global Practice Leader in Tailings & MW Mgmt.

Key Responsibilities :
  • Support multi-disciplinary teams to develop integrated tailings, mine waste and mine water management solutions for the selection of sites, tailings dewatering process technologies, subsurface investigation studies, geotechnical laboratory tests for material characterization, and final disposal including embankment design, deposition modeling, and closure studies;
  • Support in the preparation of technical documentation including reports, specifications and design basis memorandums as well as reviewing and coordinating civil designers and helping prepare engineering drawings;
  • Conduct slope stability, simplified liquefaction assessments, seepage and deformation analyses;
  • Process, organize and summarize large amount of geodata in tables and graphs;
  • Provide supervision of geotechnical investigations and construction of tailings dams.


Qualifications and Experience :
  • Bachelor’s or post-graduate degree(s) in Civil, Geotechnical, Geological or Mining Engineering from an accredited University;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Construction/field experience (construction quality assurance, drilling or oversite of operational activities) a bonus;
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Preferred bilingual proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese;
  • Works well and seamlessly in an international team with a strong client focus;
  • Proficient in GeoStudio package, slide and advance use of Excel. Preferred abilities with computer programming in Python or Visual Basic;
  • Ability to travel internationally; and
  • Valid passport preferably with international recognition with visa for the USA and Canada as well as a valid driver’s license.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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