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Water Resource Engineer or Hydrologist


Elkford, BC, CA

Closing Date: January 20, 2019


Reporting to the Superintendent, Environment, the Water Resource Engineer or Hydrologist (known at Teck as Lead, Water Management) is responsible for leading the development of the Water Management Plan and Water Balances for Fording River Operations while ensuring alignment with Operations, Regional Water Quality Modelling, and Teck Water Governance Framework. In addition, this role will be responsible for driving the Fording River Operations activities related to surface water, groundwater hydrology, and operational water management.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop Water Management Plans that are consistent with business, regulatory, regional water quality modelling, and Teck water governance requirements
  • Lead stakeholder engagement and maintain relationships with government agencies, aboriginal groups, and other local communities of interest
  • Develop a site based, proactive process, for water management as part of mine planning to deliver efficiencies in mine development, operations, and regulatory authorizations
  • Proactively manage risks from project findings and risks associated with regional water quality modelling and site operations
  • Provide senior level technical editing of permitting applications and regulatory submissions
  • Inform surface water, groundwater, and hydrology monitoring programs
  • Ensure regulatory commitments relating to Water Management Plans and Water Management Facilities are met
  • Prepare and submit all necessary data and reports to meet regulatory and other commitments, including presentation of technical information to a variety of audiences
  • Identify areas for innovation to ensure continuous improvement of water management
  • Ensure project management best practices are applied to new projects
  • Identify opportunities for water efficiency through integrating water costs into project development and operations
  • Identify operational water supply needs, supply risk, and develop feasible mitigation based on defined permitted mine life water needs
  • Identify and control stability and hydraulic risk associated with water management facilities
  • Collaborate with the Engineering, Operations, Processing, Permitting, and other Business Unit teams to inform water management decisions
  • Identify water management issues and undertake analysis to support responsible decision making



  • Engineering or Science Degree in environment, geochemistry, hydrology, hydrogeology, or related field, with a post-graduate qualification preferred
  • Minimum of five years hydrology (surface water) experience. Preferably in the resource industry
  • Experience leading development and implementation of water management programs, and risk evaluation of water quality and quantity
  • Technical knowledge of federal and provincial mining water practices and regulations is required
  • Minimum five to ten years’ demonstrated experience in roles of progressively increasing responsibility in project management and delivery
  • Excellent project management experience, that includes management of technical direction of multiple environmental projects and budgets in excess of 5 million
  • Professional designation and meet the BC provincial requirements of a qualified professional in a water-related field is an asset
  • Proven team leading skills
  • Proficient in environmental analysis and reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to all levels, internally and externally, and in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to supervise, coach, and lead a team of environmental professionals
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment, including leading change, and making recommendations
  • Exemplifies Teck’s core values of integrity, excellence, discipline, commitment, teamwork, innovation, and respect


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.


Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.


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


The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.


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