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Lead, Regulatory Approvals Implementation


Elkford, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: March 27, 2023


Reporting to the Senior Environment Lead, Project Development, the Lead, Regulatory Approvals Implementation is responsible for managing and coordinating the implementation of new social, environmental, and regulatory approvals (SERA) for the operation. The successful candidate will work and coordinate with mine site departments (Mining Operations, Maintenance, Processing, Engineering), Teck Coal business unit groups, and external communities of interest.
To be successful, we are looking for someone with leadership, analytical and decision-making abilities, with a proven capacity for practical problem-solving; someone with a proven track record in change management and the ability to work productively with nominal supervision. This position requires an individual who possesses excellent organization skills and a proactive attitude, and who can multi-task competing demands in a fast-paced environment to see projects through to completion. Lastly, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to effectively connect with internal and external parties to identify and resolve issues is vital.
Located 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
  • Manage implementation of the social, environmental, and regulatory approvals (SERA) components of major and non-major permitting approvals received for the operation, including conducting employee education, change management, and ensuring all conditions and commitments are entered into the EHS requirements tracking system
  • Coordinate the implementation of associated management plans, and conduct follow-up auditing and effectiveness reviews
  • Build internal working relationships for the purposes of facilitating implementation of SERA conditions and commitments
  • Develop working relationships with government agencies, First Nations, and other local communities of interest to support understanding of Teck’s activities and commitments
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary environment and site teams; manage and supervise contractors
  • Facilitate associated regulatory inspections


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental or Earth Science or a related field
  • Has obtained or is eligible for professional registration in B.C. (e.g. P.Eng, R.P. Bio, P.Ag, P.Geo)
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in environmental management, environmental assessment, or regulatory field
  • Experience in preparing, coordinating, and implementing regulatory applications and approvals in the resource development industry
  • Technical knowledge of relevant federal and provincial environmental legislation, standards, and effective industry practices
  • Proficient in environmental data management, analysis, and reporting
  • Excellent project management experience with a track record that includes management and technical direction of multiple environmental projects

About Teck

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


At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. 
Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.  
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, as well as investments in energy assets. 
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. 


Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources.


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