Logo 1000 x 200

Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer

Broadway Tech Centre, 500-2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #277
Tuesday, December 19, 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
  • At least ten 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 and lead 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 $110,000 to $160,000/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. 


To learn more about projects you could be a part of check out Projects - KCB (klohn.com) and our Careers page for more details.

Other details

  • Job Family Engineers
  • Job Function Civil Engineer
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Telecommute % 40
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Broadway Tech Centre, 500-2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada