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Senior Engineer or Scientist, Water Quality Management


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: June 15, 2021


Reporting to the Manager, Water Modelling – Water Quality Management, the Senior Water Quality Engineer or Scientist is responsible for leading a team in the application of the Regional Water Quality Model and water quality data analysis to support mine planning, permitting, and water quality management decisions at our Coal operations. 


To be successful, we are looking for someone with demonstrated project and people management experience, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to coordinate and collaborate across multiple disciplines; someone with the ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, provide strategic direction to support decision making and has a passion for continuous improvement.  


In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the sustainability of mining and improving water quality. Our water team is growing and expanding to address complicated challenges, utilizing cutting-edge technology. You will lead a team of scientist and engineers who are focused on applying and improving the water quality model to support local and regional scale mitigation planning decisions and effects assessment for permitting applications.


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! 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 review work managed by our team of water quality scientists, engineers, and consultants  
  • Collaborate with project managers and environmental teams in the development and optimization of groundwater, surface water, and climate monitoring programs aimed at reducing uncertainty in the water quality models 
  • Provide senior review of modelling documentation for environmental assessment applications and regulatory submissions, as well as in-house modelling 
  • Collaboration with mine and water management planners to inform the best decisions for sustainable mining  
  • Coordinate consultants to complete water quality modelling work to support mine plan evaluations, regulatory applications, or support the planning, design, and operation of water quality mitigations 
  • Support development and maintenance of site-specific planning tools associated with water quality predictions and water balances 
  • Support improvement and updating of water modelling tools 
  • Develop and support the use of processes to standardize routine modelling tasks 



  • Engineering or Science degree in an environmental science related field, such as Hydrology, Geochemistry, or Geoscience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Professional designation in a relevant field, or eligible to register 
  • Minimum eight years of relevant professional experience with a focus on water quality assessment that include water quality modelling 
  • In depth technical knowledge of the development and application of water quality models, specifically using GoldSim  
  • Mining experience in mine planning, water management, or environment is an asset 


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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