Bob Chambers, P. Eng.

Vice President, Technical |

Bob joined KCB in 1986 and has grown his career in both technical and management streams over the last 30 years. He was promoted to Principal in 2006 and since 2016 has led KCB’s Mining Environmental Group (MEG) across North and South America.

Bob’s experience is in the sustainable management of rock waste and water through the lifecycle of a mining operation. His experience includes site investigations, the design of water retention structures, tailings storage facilities and mine waste dumps, and the mitigation of the impacts of mining on site groundwater, geochemistry and the environment.

Bob has worked on projects across the Americas, in Europe and Southeast Asia. His key projects include the MAX Molybdenum, Gibraltar and Myra Falls mines in British Columbia, the award-winning Greens Creek mine in Alaska, the Escondida Copper mine in Chile, and the Tampakan copper-gold project in the Philippines.


Bob has a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering and an M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from The University of British Columbia. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Fun Fact

Bob likes to sit at the same seat in KCB’s primary conference room in Vancouver. It is known as “Bob’s Chair”.