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Senior Lead, Fish Monitoring


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: May 10, 2021


Are you passionate about the environment and ensuring appropriate steps are taken to manage the impact on it? Join a dynamic team collaborating to meet that goal!


Reporting to the Manager, Fish, the Senior Lead, Fish Monitoring is responsible for driving fish population and habitat monitoring programs for Teck Coal Limited. This includes fish population monitoring, fish habitat monitoring and regional fish habitat management planning for our Alberta and BC coal operations.


To be successful we are looking for someone with outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, who can effectively collaborate with partners with varying backgrounds, and at different seniority levels. Someone who is a self-starter, has strong problem solving skills, and can prioritize contending demands. Most importantly, we require an individual with outstanding presentation and engagement abilities, who can maintain relationships with our communities of interest and be the go to person in this field.


This is an exciting opportunity for someone that excels in solving problems by thinking in an unexpected way. You will gain exposure to multiple external agencies as well as work directly with our operations. This is a unique opportunity to use your technical knowledge, and tie it into the social fabric of our communities.


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!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Work closely with other departments with the Environment and Social Responsibility team to advance sustainable fish and fish habitat management studies, monitoring programs and development and support of provincial and federal regulatory applications
  • Accountable for developing, implementing, and tracking budgets on an annual basis, and providing input and strategic advice on budget decisions and allocations
  • Provide strategic leadership at multi-stakeholder working groups, maintaining positive relationships with key partners in government, local communities, and Indigenous Nations
  • Build and strategize the implementation and management of large-scale fish and fish habitat monitoring programs to support ongoing operations, future development projects and regional initiatives
  • Provide critical review and guidance on permitting approaches and strategies, including required engagement activities, permitting schedules, and application approach, scope, and quality



  • Science or Engineering degree or diploma in an environmental-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum seven years demonstrated ability in fisheries management leadership roles and large project management in the natural resource sector
  • Experience supervising or leading a team
  • Solid understanding of provincial and federal regulatory approvals practices, legislation and regulations relating to fish, fish habitat and aquatic resources
  • Solid understanding of the Federal Fisheries Act and experience in preparing Fisheries Act applications
  • Experience working with Indigenous Nations, regulatory agencies, and local communities


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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