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Lead, Regulatory Approvals


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: December 2, 2020

Are you passionate about the environment and ensuring accurate steps are being taken to protect it? Join a dynamic team collaborating to meet that goal!

Reporting to the Senior Specialist, Regulatory Approvals, the Lead, Regulatory Approvals is responsible for acquiring regulatory approvals for major mine development and water quality management projects through our Social, Environmental and Regulatory Approvals (SERA) framework at our coal mining operations. 

To succeed in this role we require someone with excellent attention to detail and strong applicable knowledge of federal and provincial regulatory approvals practices and regulations, especially within British Columbia. Someone who is a self-starter, has excellent planning and organizational skills, and can prioritize contending demands. You also have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively connect with internal and external parties to identify and resolve issues.

In this role you have the opportunity to engage with departments all across our operations and work on diverse projects within our group. You will grow in your environmental knowledge and have the chance to progress your career within the environmental group and our operations.

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
  • Establish and implement regulatory approvals and engagement strategies
  • Retain and manage the work of multi-disciplinary consulting teams including environmental baseline programs, impact assessments, and related budget, scope management, and schedule
  • Lead the development of regulatory approvals applications, including inputs to project scoping and prefeasibility studies, identifying SERA risks and strategies to mitigate risks, setting direction for application content, holding external pre-application meetings, and managing the preparation of the applications 
  • Lead the application review process on behalf of Teck, including coordinating responses to reviewer comments and negotiation of draft permit conditions
  • Cultivate a culture of strong integration and collaboration with mine operations, project engineering teams, and subject matter experts
  • Engage with regulators, Indigenous nations, and local communities
  • Ensure alignment of regulatory approvals work with social responsibility and regional environmental programs, such as monitoring, water quality modelling, and cumulative effects
  • Deliver regular briefings and recommendations to internal SERA advisory groups and Project Boards


  • Degree or diploma in Forestry, Biology, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum six years demonstrated ability in regulatory approvals, impact assessment, and project management in the natural resource sector, preferably in mining
  • Specific knowledge and experience with permitting under the following B.C. legislation is an asset: Mines Act, Water Sustainability Act, Environmental Management Act, and Forest Act
  • Experience in engaging and collaborating with Indigenous nations, regulatory agencies, and other communities of interest
  • Strong digital literacy using Microsoft Office Suite®; specifically Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Word

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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