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Senior Water Resource Engineer


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: May 20, 2021


Reporting to the Superintendent, Environment, the Lead, Water Management is responsible for leading the development of the Water Management Plan and Water Balances while ensuring alignment with Operations, Regional Water Quality Modelling, and Teck Water Governance Framework. In addition, this role will be responsible for driving activities related to surface water, groundwater hydrology, and operational water management.


To be successful in this role we require someone who has strong leadership and mentoring skills, who can make recommendation and lead change, at a large mining operation, through long-term strategic direction. Someone with strong influencing, interpersonal, and communication skills, who is self-motivated and shows the values of integrity, dedication, innovation, excellence, and respect.


You will have the opportunity to work with an exciting and vital team to our operations success. The work you do will support the ongoing sustainability of our mine. In this role you will also have the chance to look for opportunities for innovation to ensure continuous improvement of our water management program. You will get to drive projects and change, owning the process and its successes.


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! Working a compressed workweek 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
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop Water Management Plans that are consistent with business, regulatory, regional water quality modelling, and Teck water governance requirements
  • Lead engagement and maintain relationships with government agencies, Indigenous groups, and other local communities of interest
  • Develop a site based, proactive process, for water management as part of mine planning to deliver efficiencies in mine development, operations, and regulatory authorizations
  • Proactively manage risks from project findings and risks associated with regional water quality modelling and site operations
  • Provide senior level technical editing of permitting applications and regulatory submissions
  • Ensure regulatory commitments relating to Water Management Plans and Water Management Facilities are met
  • Prepare and submit all necessary data and reports to meet regulatory and other commitments, including presentation of technical information to a variety of audiences
  • Ensure project management standard methodologies are applied to new projects
  • Find opportunities for water efficiency through integrating water costs into project development and operations
  • Identify operational water supply needs, supply risk, and develop feasible mitigation based on defined permitted mine life water needs
  • Collaborate with partners, and advise senior management, to support responsible decision making water management decisions



  • Engineering or Science Degree in environment, hydrology, hydrogeology, or other related field
  • Relevant professional accreditation
  • Minimum seven years demonstrated ability working in an industrial environment, preferably in mining
  • Minimum two years’ experience supervising or leading a team
  • Experience in project management and delivery
  • Experience leading development and implementation of holistic water management programs, and risk evaluation of water quality/quantity and aquatic life
  • Technical knowledge of federal and provincial mining water practices and regulatory compliance


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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