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Project Engineer, Operational Readiness


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: January 26, 2021


Join our Water Quality Management team as they work to ensure the health of the local watershed, guided by The Elk Valley Water Quality Plan! More information about the plan can be found on our website.


Reporting to the General Supervisor, Technical Services Elk Valley, and the Senior Engineer, Operational Readiness, the Project Engineer, Operational Readiness is responsible for operational readiness activities for projects that support compliance targets set by ENV permits 107517 and 106789.


The ideal person for this role is someone who can work independently and who has strong problem solving and decision making abilities. Since this role is on a fast paced and dynamic team someone that is detail oriented, organized, and can manage changing priorities is crucial. Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills are vital as you will be the main contact between operations and the project team.


This is a dynamic role that will vary between office and field time at our different operations in the Elk Valley, with the schedule determined by the current project. You will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility if seen fit, which could include supervising the team and contractors, or managing larger projects. There is also the opportunity for improvement in the process and the ability to discover and implement creative solutions.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Include operational input into water treatment projects to ensure operational interests are addressed and incorporated into the final product
  • Develop and execute operational readiness plans and activities required to build the operational organization for new water treatment facilities
  • Coordinate water operations, mine sites, and project teams throughout the life of the project and into normal operation
  • Lead the transition from project to operations for various water quality focused projects to ensure all operational requirements are met prior to transfer of care, custody, and control
  • Participate in the pre-commissioning and commissioning of new water treatment operations to ensure a safe and effective startup of a new facility



  • Engineering degree in chemical, mechanical, electrical, or civil with a focus on water treatment or combination of equivalent experience and related certification
  • Minimum five years relevant work experience including at least one year of experience in an industrial operating facility
  • Experience with project management or working with Engineering Procurement and Construction Management is considered a strong asset
  • Previous supervisory or leadership experience


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, 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.


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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