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Lead, Fish Habitat Management


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: June 15, 2021


Reporting to the Senior Lead, Fish Habitat, the Lead, Fish Habitat Management drives the development and implementation of regional fish and fish habitat mitigation strategies for operations in the Coal business unit, including supporting all Elk Valley site-specific major permitting applications.


The Lead, Fish Habitat Management is responsible for leading and supervising a team of professionals who are responsible for delivery of fish and fish habitat mitigation practices. This includes fish exclusion, fish salvage and relocation, standard mitigation practices during construction and environmental emergency response as well as public, regulatory and First Nations outreach.


To be successful, we are looking for someone who has excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; someone with the ability to collaborate with internal personnel at senior levels, within operations and across disciplines, as well as effectively engage with external stakeholders. This position requires someone with strong planning and organizational competencies, who can remain adaptable and prioritize in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.


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 workweek 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
  • Responsible for developing and implementing fish and fish habitat mitigation protocols for existing works and construction projects at active operations and in other areas predominantly in the Elk Valley region
  • Lead, supervise and coach a team consisting of one direct report as well as a team of contract fisheries biologists, design engineers and environmental professionals
  • Interact with regulators, local First Nations and communities of interest to seek feedback regarding fish and fish habitat mitigation activities
  • Work closely with the mine operations and regulatory approvals teams in effort to maintain production targets and regulatory approval project timelines
  • Provide detailed reporting on scope, schedule and budget of fish and fish habitat mitigation activities; work with operations and regulatory approvals teams to develop cost estimates for annual budgeting cycles
  • Plan, support and report on fish and fish habitat mitigation activities including fish exclusion, fish salvage and relocation, standard mitigation practices during construction and environmental emergency response throughout the business unit
  • Engage with the mine operations to understand any potential impacts to the site for fish and fish habitat mitigation activities
  • Understand, interpret, and advise on existing and emerging federal and provincial regulations related to permitting and executing fish and fish habitat mitigation
  • Identify areas for innovation to ensure continuous improvement of Teck’s fish and fish habitat mitigation processes
  • Ensure alignment and integration of permitting work with other members of the Regulatory Approvals team and with Teck’s regional environmental programs and social responsibility programs
  • Assist with preparing applications, where necessary



  • Science degree or diploma in an Environmental-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of five years' experience in fisheries mitigation and project management in the natural resource sector, preferably in mining
  • Registered, or eligible to be registered as a Professional Biologist 
  • Technical knowledge and demonstrated experience in fish and fish habitat mitigation practices, fish exclusion, and salvage and relocation projects
  • Working knowledge of provincial and federal regulatory approvals practices, legislation, and regulations, especially within British Columbia
  • Ability to provide critical review of regulatory submissions


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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