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Senior Supervisor, Mine and Water Planning


Sparwood, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: July 7, 2022


Are you passionate about the environment and ensuring appropriate steps are taken to protect it? Join our Water Strategy team as they work to ensure the health of the local watershed, guided by the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan! 


Reporting to the Manger, Water Integrated Planning, the Senior Supervisor, Mine and Water Planning is accountable for leading the development, implementation, and adaptive management of the overall strategy for integration with mine and water planning with water quality and quantity to support the execution of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan.


To be successful, we require someone with outstanding strategy development and communication skills, who can effectively collaborate with partners at all levels across the organization and with external stakeholders. We are looking for a motivated self starter, who can work under minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment and manage several priorities including leading change and making recommendations. Advanced analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities are vital for success.


This is an exciting chance to work collaboratively with different departments and specialists dedicated to sustainable mining in the Elk Valley surrounding our four open-pit metallurgical coal mines, with a particular focus on mine planning, water quality, and full life cycle to support the overall health of regional aquatic ecosystems. 


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 work week with alternating Fridays off, 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 overall leadership and accountability to integrate water considerations into the mine and water management plans and provide water quality, quantity, and compliance guidance 
  • Develop strategies and make recommendations for integrating regional water mitigation plans with site mine and water management plans to address water treatment risks and opportunities
  • Oversee all mine water management plans and provide updates due to new information or changes to regulatory commitments and conditions
  • Oversee preparation and prepare technical reports, presentations, and external communications 
  • Proactively manage emerging risks and leverage opportunities 
  • Lead key decision-making processes for mine and water planning
  • Advise on mine and water planning processes, mitigation costs, economics, designs, plans, and guidelines
  • Direct, coach, and mentor a team of 9 professionals
  • Advise and be accountable for the annual business planning cycle for the Water Strategy team including life of mine and 5–10-year mine plans
  • Support the identification, development, and integration of RACE™ novel ideas using technology to lead associated initiatives and incorporate emerging technologies into strategic plans 
  • Incorporate adaptive management framework to reduce uncertainty, adapt, learn, and adjust
  • Update and submit annual regulatory water and nitrogen management plans


  • Degree in Engineering or Science in mining, environment, water, or related field
  • Professional designation in a related field (P. Eng, P. Geo, P. Bio) or eligible for designation required
  • Minimum ten years in mine planning, water management and or project management
  • Previous supervisory or leadership experience
  • Experience in mine planning, costing, economics, and water management
  • Strategic business planning and decision-making experience would be an asset

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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