Intermediate Hydrotechnical Engineer


Website Klohn Crippen Berger

December 14, 2023
Are you looking for an opportunity to…
Leave a positive impact on the environment and communities?
Solve some of the most complex water challenges faced by the mining industry?
Work on some of the largest mine sites and tailings dams in the world?
Work with a group of highly motivated, technical, like-minded professionals?
Mentor a team of highly motivated individuals?
Thrive in a fast-paced environment, with high expectations for quality and technical excellence?

Intrigued? Read on – the details of your next career adventure are below.
What makes us stand out?
Aren’t all consultancies the same? We don’t think so. One of our tag lines “Down to Earth / Up to the Challenge” says a lot about who we are. Our staff are inquisitive, curious, and dedicated to solving complex problems and our size allows us to draw on colleagues across the globe just as easily as if they were across the hall. In broad terms we think KCB’s primary differentiators are:
Our global reputation for technical excellence;
Appetite to tackle problems with unique complexities;
Real access to some of the sectors most amazing talent;
Our owner’s mindset;
Our size (we’re a mid-sized consultancy); and
The breadth of our multi-disciplinary services.

What you would engage in:
Our focus is on the application of critical thinking to the management of mine waste and water. If continuing your career journey with us, you would be part of our Mining Environmental Group , based out our Vancouver office. The role of Hydrotechnical Engineer comes with the flexibility to work a hybrid schedule and will provide you with the opportunity to:
Work on mine site wide water balance and water quality models (with the opportunity to use GoldSim)
Design hydrotechnical components tailings storage facilities for global mining projects
Incorporate climate change resiliency in hydrotechnical design
Contribute to risk assessments, Dam Safety Reviews (DSRs) and risk-informed decision making
Engage with clients, colleagues and suppliers on environmentally focused field programs and design solutions
Work with the latest versions of software, including GoldSim, PCSWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC- HMS, Flow-2D/3D
Lead less experienced staff through the methodologies of TSF design component solutions
Build client rapport that develops projects from feasibility through to mine closure phases
Expand your knowledge by attending conferences and trainings
Be an ambassador for and potentially become an owner of KCB
What we require:
We respect the knowledge and experience you have gained to date and are willing to help you build on it. We do however require the following qualifications:
A degree in civil engineering, with a track record of continued development
Seven to twelve years’ civil design experience related to surface water controls for mining projects
You must be eligible to register as professional engineer in Canada or the US
Experience in hydrotechnical designs analyses (e.g., water balance, open channel flow, erosion protection)
An ability to build relationships with multidisciplinary project-based teams
Experience in a safety focused environment with near miss and incident reporting requirements
In addition to the must have requirements you will excel in the role if you have the following:
An ability to find creative solutions and know how to present them
A willingness to mentor others and be mentored
An ability to build rapport with clients, colleagues, and industry partners
Demonstrate that you are flexible and seek solutions rather than focus on problems
Along with continued career development, KCB offers:
Hybrid work opportunities
Annual performance and salary review
PSMJ’s supported track record of profitability, leading to above average bonus payouts
Vacation policy that aligns to your experience
Paid OT, and sick days
Flexible benefits, including RSP, social, and mental well-being initiatives
Commitment to global ESG standards
The salary for this position is $90,000 to $120,000/year. Salary is based on applicable experience, education, and skill level.
We are a global organization committed to employment equity. We respect the uniqueness that makes you, you. We encourage applications from all qualified career seekers, regardless of gender, sex, religion, or nationality.