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Senior Lead, Aquatic Monitoring


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: March 4, 2021


Reporting to the Manager, Aquatic Sciences, the Senior Lead, Aquatic Monitoring is responsible for technical direction and delivery on aquatic effects monitoring goals and objectives, advancing our understanding of aquatic sciences, and supporting risk management strategies. You will lead a team of technical professionals in the Environment and Social Responsibility group to understand aquatic ecosystem health downstream of our operations and meet monitoring related requirements.


To be successful we require someone with strong technical experience in understanding and managing risk associated with mine-related effects on aquatic receptors. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are required to present complicated material and influence audiences with varying backgrounds at all levels of the organization. Someone with the ability to prioritize and adapt in a fast paced, dynamic environment, who has strong problem solving abilities and a passion for continuous improvement.


This is an exciting opportunity to guide a team working on advancing science related to selenium and other mine-related constituents in the industry. Our water group addresses complicated challenges, utilizing cutting-edge technology and world-class environmental data sets.


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
  • Provide technical direction for ongoing aquatic science monitoring programs, including the collection of chemical, physical and biological data from various media (water, sediment, benthic invertebrates, fish)
  • Provide technical review and direction for study designs, reports, and engagement materials associated with aquatic science monitoring programs (regional and local aquatic and calcite effects monitoring programs, chronic toxicity programs) designed to assess aquatic health conditions downstream of our mining operations
  • Provide aquatic science technical support and program review on Regulatory Approvals permit applications and operational activities
  • Coordinate input from multiple consultants to fulfill program objectives in a timely manner
  • Manage annual budgeting and scheduling to meet regulatory and business commitments
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with internal and external partners through the Environmental Monitoring Committee and Elk Valley Fish and Fish Habitat Committee, government agencies, and Indigenous groups to support the implementation of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology, or a relevant combination of education and experience
  • Minimum seven years demonstrated ability providing technical leadership on aquatic health monitoring programs related to resource management
  • Experience supervising or leading a team
  • Experience with environmental data management software (GIS/EQuIS) and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite®
  • Knowledge and experience with federal and provincial compliance practices and regulations related to water quality and quantity, water management, and resource development
  • Excellent project management experience
  • Technical understanding of aquatic sciences and risk evaluation experience related to water quality, quantity, and receptors (aquatic and human health)


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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