Project Engineer

Taseko Mines is a dynamic international mining company, headquartered in Vancouver. Our strategy is to grow our company through developing our pipeline of high-quality advanced stage projects.

Taseko owns (75%) and operates the state-of-the-art Gibraltar Mine in central British Columbia.  Gibraltar is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada and has a 700 person workforce.  Gibraltar has a long mine life and produces an average of 140 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum per year.

The company has recently completed the construction and operation of a US$25 million demonstration plant at its Florence Copper Project in Arizona. Florence Copper is a unique in-situ copper recovery project which, when in production, will significantly increase Taseko’s copper production.  Engineering, design and permitting activities are underway in preparation for the 25-year commercial production phase of the project.

With the acquisition of Yellowhead Mining, Taseko has added a large, long-life copper project to its development portfolio.  The deposit, located 150km north of Kamloops, BC, is similar to the Gibraltar Mine deposit and the company is preparing to take the steps necessary to advance the technical and permitting work required to move the project towards production. 

For more information on Taseko visit our website at

Taseko is seeking applicants for the following role:  Project Engineer

General Accountability

Reporting to the Project Superintendent the Project Engineer will provide multi-disciplinary engineering and supervise consultants and contractors to support projects at the Gibraltar Mine site.  The Project Engineer will be a key team member participating in the definition, evaluation, and execution of capital projects.  The Project Engineer’s actions will be focused on achieving the goals of delivering cost effective, functional, safe, and environmentally sound projects for the Gibraltar Mine which are completed on time and on budget.  The Project Engineer achieves these goals through exercising sound engineering judgement and by coordinating and communicating project activities with senior staff, peers, consultants, and contractors.

Core Responsibilities

  • Participate in defining project requirements, costs, schedule, and financial benefits.
  • Perform or supervise project engineering activities to ensure that project and regulatory requirements are met and that the work is conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Monitor project controls and change management processes through the project lifecycle.
  • Monitor project safety, project schedules, and quality assurance for projects in construction.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of project commissioning plans and operations turn-over packages.
  • Proactively identify, manage, and resolve potential problems, work conflicts, and/or schedule challenges.
  • Provide timely and effective communication of project information to all project team members.

Education and Experience


  • A degree in engineering with 5 years experience in heavy industrial or mining projects.
  • Registered as a P. Eng or eligible to be registered within 18 months.
  • Supervisory experience with contractors or operations and maintenance personnel.
  • PMP designation would be considered an asset.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong commitment to safety.
  • High ethical standards, accountability, and integrity.
  • Comfortable with a broad range of multidisciplinary engineering tasks.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


At Taseko, we pride ourselves in offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our employees have the opportunity for career and professional growth through development, education, and succession plan programs.

In addition, our compensation benefit package includes competitive salaries and vacation packages, Health and Insurance benefit program, and Retirement Savings Plan.

If you are qualified for the position posted and are interested in being part of reshaping the future of Taseko Mines Limited, please contact us through our website at

Date Posted: August 30, 2021
Closing Date:
Williams Lake, BC