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Senior Lead, Watershed Planning


Sparwood, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: June 30, 2022

Are you passionate about the environment and ensuring appropriate steps are taken to protect it? Join our Water Strategy team collaborating to meet watershed goals guided by the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan! 


Reporting to the Senior Supervisor Local Scale Planning, the Senior Lead, Watershed Planning is responsible for technical direction and integration of information from a range of scientific and engineering subject areas to advise mitigation planning for valley-wide water quality management. This supports projects to achieve water, aquatic health, and business planning objectives at a watershed scale. 


To be successful, we are looking for someone with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. This is vital as you will be leading a diverse team of technical and planning experts and working with many partners and communities of interest towards building complex local scale plans. Above all else, we require an individual who has outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills, who can provide technical and strategic direction related to water quality, quantity, and aquatic health risk management. 


In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the sustainability of mining and improving water quality and aquatic health. Our water team is growing and expanding to address complicated challenges, utilizing cutting-edge technology. 


We are 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! Working a compressed workweek with alternating Fridays off, experience what work life balance is all about!



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Work with and lead internal contributors and consultants to develop integrated plans at a watershed scale to address issues of water quantity, water quality, aquatic health, and habitat
  • Technical and strategic review and direction for study designs, reports, and engagement material to support development and implementation of local scale watershed management plans
  • Collaborate with Indigenous groups, regulatory agencies and communities and obtain feedback on objectives and plans; integrate feedback into plans and individual projects
  • Align plans, schedules, and manage risks and opportunities within integrated watershed plans to fulfill watershed planning objectives 
  • Manage and mentor staff and consultants to support development to fulfill watershed planning objectives



  • Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in resource development projects such as mine planning, regulatory strategy, policy development, and permitting
  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary projects and consulting teams
  • Experience working with Indigenous groups and regulatory agencies
  • Knowledge and experience with compliance practices and regulations related to water quality, quantity, aquatic health, and water management

About Teck

Successful candidates must be willing to satisfy the pre-employment requirements of a pre-employment drug screen and three professional references.


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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