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Lead, Environment Systems (Temporary)


Elkford, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: February 22, 2024


Reporting to the Senior Lead, Environment, the Lead, Environment Systems is responsible for executing environmental programs vital to ensuring compliance relating to air, contaminated sites, waste, and environmental management systems at an operational level. This temporary position is for an approximate 18-month term.


To be successful, we are looking for someone that demonstrates a balance of operational experience, applied technical abilities in air quality, dust mitigation, waste and spill management and regulatory processes; someone who is able to adapt quickly in a dynamic work environment, is innovative, and has solutions-based critical thinking. The successful candidate will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to build and maintain relationships.


Join us in the breathtaking Elk Valley of British Columbia. Here you will find outdoor adventure at your fingertips. Whether it's biking and skiing, or the laid-back atmosphere of fishing and hiking, there is something for everyone! Working a compressed work week with alternating Fridays off, come experience what work life balance is all about! 



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Lead our Environmental Management System and operational sustainability and compliance programs
  • Lead a team of four environmental professionals
  • Lead internal and external audit programs such as ISO certification audits
  • Provide technical direction and field support for emerging environmental issues
  • Collaborate with, and develop and maintain working relationships with, Engineering, Processing, Maintenance, Coal sustainable development teams, and Operations internal teams, as well as external agencies 
  • Understand applicable commitments, legal obligations and associated requirements to advise management decisions and activities
  • Prepare and submit all vital data and reports to meet regulatory and other commitments, including presentation of technical information to a variety of audiences



  • Engineering or Science degree or diploma in an environmental related field
  • Holding a professional designation and meeting the BC provincial requirements of a qualified professional for applicable programs is an asset
  • Minimum five years’ experience providing technical direction and influencing operational environmental related risk management and challenges associated with resource management 
  • Technical knowledge of federal and provincial compliance practices and regulations related to air quality, waste management, spill response, and remediation
  • Technical understanding of soil or water chemistry and experience with risk evaluations
  • Excellent project management experience with a track record that includes management and technical direction of multiple environmental projects and budgets
  • Proficient in environmental data management, analysis, reporting, and environmental databases



Teck employees receive a competitive compensation package that includes, but is not limited to, base salary plus the following benefits:


  • Extended Health benefits
  • Health Spending Account
  • Vacation Allotment


Salary Range: $97,000


The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.


Successful candidates must be willing to satisfy the pre-employment requirements of a pre-employment drug screen and three professional references.


About Teck


At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc.


Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People.


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).


Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.


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