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Manager, Biodiversity, Reclamation, and Lands


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: October 8, 2021   


Reporting to the Director Environment, the Manager, Biodiversity, Reclamation, and Lands is responsible for leading, developing and supervising a team of terrestrial impact management professionals responsible for the delivery of terrestrial impact management programs across all Teck’s Coal operations. The focus of this role includes driving operational and closure reclamation planning and implementation, regional terrestrial effects assessment and management, private and conservation land management, defining and implementing offsetting programs, and developing and executing on strategic initiatives.


This fantastic opportunity is an industry-leading role that will ensure you are a part of shaping the Elk Valley and securing Teck's legacy for the future. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of internal and external communities of interests, and directly support Teck's sustainability strategy related to achieving a net positive impact (NPI) on biodiversity. This is your chance to make your mark on lasting impacts related to mining, land use, and environmental and sustainability practices in the Elk Valley.


To be successful, we are looking for someone with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, who can effectively engage with personnel at all levels of an organization and is proficient in the intricacies and sensitives involved in stakeholder engagement; a self-motivated individual with proven and exemplary skills in leading and developing a team.


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. This position offers a compressed work week with alternating Fridays off, and comes with a competitive pay and benefits package. Come experience what work life balance is all about!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Lead and direct the development of detailed closure plans for individual operations
  • Identify areas for innovation through research and development, to ensure continuous improvement of Teck’s reclamation, closure and biodiversity strategies
  • Perform annual reclamation costing and bonding calculations
  • Lead and advise the development and implementation of the regional terrestrial effects strategy; this includes assessment and management, and mitigation programs that consider identification, selection and management of offset opportunities
  • Implement Teck’s biodiversity strategy in the context of the Coal BU, on a regional and individual operation basis
  • Oversee the environmental aspects of BU land disposition and management; interact with private landowners and timber rights holders; develop strategies on private or other lands for conservation purposes
  • Lead and supervise a team of professionals who are responsible for the delivery of reclamation, closure and biodiversity plans and programs
  • Work closely with the BU, and internal and external communities of interest



  • Post-graduate Degree or Diploma in Engineering, Science, or an environmental-related field
  • Minimum fifteen years of experience in resource extraction terrestrial impact assessment and management; demonstrated experience in ecological sciences application; demonstrated experience with land use planning and strategic thinking
  • Excellent project management experience, with a track record that includes management and technical direction of multiple environmental assessments, and project budgets in excess of $15 million
  • Proven success in leading and developing a team
  • Technical knowledge of federal and provincial reclamation, mine closure and biodiversity practices and regulations
  • Ability to provide senior technical editing of environmental assessment applications and regulatory submissions
  • Demonstrated abilities in Indigenous, Community and Government engagement


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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