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Manager, Mine Waste & Water


Kimberley, British Columbia, CA Sparwood, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Logan Lake, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: January 27, 2022


Reporting to the Director, Environmental Legacies, the Manager, Mine Waste and Water aims to protect and enhance the Company’s reputation and financial interests through responsible and forward-looking management of legacy properties. This role could be based in one of our multiple office locations however, regular travel to the Kimberley office would be required.


On a risk-prioritized basis, the incumbent directs the assessment and evaluation of engineering risks at Teck’s Canadian legacy properties, and supports the assessment, selection, and oversight for the development and implementation of all mine waste and water remediation solutions with the objective of reducing or eliminating risks to people and the environment. 


The incumbent has overall responsibility for the management of tailings and water retaining structures and mine waste facilities in Canada in accordance with applicable regulations, industry standards and Teck’s Corporate governance on tailings and water, in addition to providing guidance and support on legacy facilities outside Canada.

Key Accountabilities


  • Ensure that worker health and safety is foremost and reflects the expectation that all workers, including contractors, will go home safe and healthy every day.
  • Assist in populating the Legacy Properties Risk Register by identification and risk rating to ensure commitments are met taking into consideration the risk rating of each activity.
  • Manage the engineering aspects of ongoing care and maintenance of over 30 legacy properties in a range of jurisdictions in Canada, including BC, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Yukon, NWT, and Nunavut. Provide guidance and leadership for activities related to tailings and water retaining structures and mine waste facilities at sites outside Canada. 
  • Ensure that all tailings and water retaining structures, mine waste structures, appurtenances and diversions are regularly inspected and managed in accordance with regulations, industry standards and Teck’s tailings and water governance. 
  • Inform the development and implementation of closure / post closure frameworks for Legacy sites containing tailings and water retaining structures and mine waste facilities.
  • Manage a select number of properties in the Canadian portfolio, which includes ensuring all regulatory and Corporate requirements are met and all site activities are conducted safely. This may include supporting the closure of some sites or modifications of previously closed sites to current standards. 
  • Manage the preparation of long-term cost estimates for Decommissioning and Reclamation Provision liability accounting, annual and project-specific detailed budgets and provide effective cost control related to engineering projects and select sites in the Canadian portfolio.
  • Ensure proper controls, management and oversight of expenditures.
  • Conduct or assist with regulatory, public, and First Nations consultations and negotiations.
  • Participate in the development of mine emergency response plans and emergency planning exercises. 
  • Participate in Teck Tailings Governance Reviews, which includes visits to sites across Teck operating sites. 
  • Participate on SERA advisory groups as required and provide input in area of technical expertise to other business units where possible. 
  • Participate as member of joint venture management committees as required and coordinate management meetings for select sites managed as a joint venture. 

Key Competencies


  • Behavioral
    • Strong interpersonal relations  
    • Demonstrated team leader and player
    • Visible in demonstrating importance of safety as an integral part of all of our activities
    • Effective communication skills 
    • Strong influencing skills
    • Ability to find effective and efficient solutions
    • Organized in the face of complexity    


  • Technical Knowledge
    • Mining, processing and refining fundamentals
    • Working understanding of the effects of mining on the environment and practical knowledge of the methods of mitigation
    • Management practices for tailings, waste rock, water, underground workings 
    • Understanding of principles of geotechnical engineering


  • Mine reclamation techniques
    • Contaminated sites remediation techniques
    • Project management 
    • Risk assessment and management


  • Other Knowledge
    • Regulatory requirements and industry standards related to mining in key jurisdictions and management of tailings in particular, including the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management
    • Technical and functional computer applications
    • Safety and Health – hazards and control measures
    • Best practices related to indigenous peoples consultation and community engagement
    • Incident Command Systems
    • Fluency in French is an asset


  • Day to Day Management
    • Experience managing technically diverse employees, contractors, and consultants associated with mine sites to:
      • fully understand and manage the types of safety risks to which workers are exposed; and
      • ensure that appropriate and adequate safety procedures, and working practices are in place and followed;  
      • utilize their strengths and provide the necessary support to assist them to maximize their effectiveness.
    • Resource planning coordination and management
    • Excellent writing, editing, speaking and presentation skills


  • Business Management
    • Strategic thinking
    • Cost estimating, budgeting and cost control

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. 

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.

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 2018, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the ninth 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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