K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group Company, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. Bethune mine, formerly known as the Legacy Project, is the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. The Bethune mine has created new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. All sales and distribution of the potash produced at the Bethune mine will be carried out through the K+S Group’s experienced and well-established global distribution structures. K+S Potash Canada is proud to be recognized as one of both Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s Top Employers for 2018. For more information visit www.ks-potashcanada.com.

Civil/Structural Engineer

Your Responsibilities

The Maintenance Civil / Structural Engineer is responsible for general civil / structural design and analysis for the Bethune site. The position supports the maintenance, production and wellfield departments to resolve technical issues, completes design for maintenance and minor capital projects, coordinates interfaces between internal resources and external technical bodies, and analyzes proposed changes according to a management of change process. 

The Maintenance Civil / Structural Engineer will take a leadership role for the discipline on site and will be responsible for driving sound and standardized design, construction and maintenance practices for civil / structural assets.

The successful candidate will:

Provide Technical Support (40% of focus):

  • Support QA/QC department on technical issues relating to civil / structural infrastructure

  • Support maintenance personnel in troubleshooting technically complex issues

  • Support maintenance and reliability department in the development of maintenance procedures and plans, and any associated troubleshooting or root cause analysis of failures.  Particular areas of practice include, but are not limited to, mechanical and process equipment structures, structural steel and its associated inspection and integrity program, structural vibration and failure, buildings, drainage, erosion mitigation, structural foundations, and concrete structures

Complete Design, Development and Implementation (30% of focus):

  • Conduct structural design and analysis for small installations such as pipe supports, platforms, and basic structural modifications

  • Coordinate and/or review design for more extensive or complex designs

  • Review and/or develop engineering, drawings and documents in terms of feasibility, standards, codes, and K+S quality specifications

  • Work within the Management of Change process

  • Manage CAPEX and OPEX projects of a scope in line with this position’s area of technical expertise and/or projects of a defined level of complexity or scope

  • Maintain, update, and define K+S Bethune site design specifications and core documents for civil / structural scope

  • Define and implement the practices associated with the use and maintenance of structural models

Coordinate Bethune Structural Integrity Program (30% of focus):

  • Develop, maintain, and coordinate the structural steel inspection and integrity monitoring program

  • Evaluate new and existing technologies for their applicability to K+S Bethune’s civil / structural infrastructure

  • Guide lifecycle planning efforts


Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Civil / Structural Engineer (B.Sc or M.Sc, with ability to register as EIT or P.Eng with APEGS) with 5 – 8 years of experience

  • OR Civil / Structural Technologist (A.Sc.T) with 15 – 20 years of experience

  • Structural experience is valued over Civil, as the issues at Bethune are approximately 80% structural in nature

  • Experience in  structural analysis and design in accordance with OH&S, NBCC, and CSA codes and standards

  • Knowledge of alloy steel and welding applications, structural steel coatings, corrosion mechanisms, structural dynamics and fatigue, industrial building design, rigging and hoisting practices, crane-supporting steel structures considered an asset.

  • Knowledge and ability to perform design work using SAP 2000 (or similar)

  • Basic understanding of site development, drainage, grading, site utilities, erosion control, pond and containment,  and roadway design

  • Strong written and verbal skills in English

  • Strong meeting facilitation skills

  • Potash experience is preferred

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by May 7, 2021.


By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, we are collaborative in building it and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations. You can look forward to:

Good People and Great Culture
Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth
We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.

Valuable Compensation
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits
A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program PLUS great extras such as, paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity! A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.

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