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Water Projects Lead


Sparwood, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: April 3, 2023

Are you passionate about the environment and ensuring appropriate steps are taken to protect it? We’re looking for technical professionals ideally with exposure to projects in either a management, coordination, or support capacity to join our expanding, dynamic team collaborating to meet that goal. 


We have several exciting Project Management opportunities within the Water Projects team, supporting the execution of our Sustainable Development strategy through delivery on multiple project streams, including;


  • Water Quality; projects supporting implementation of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan, including implementation of proven technologies and piloting of new technologies to improve water quality and quantity
  • Land & Reclamation; projects related to our Nature Positive and Biodiversity initiatives
  • Water Quality Operations; continuous improvement projects at our Active Water Treatment and Saturated Rock Fill (SRF) infrastructure
  • Calcite Management; calcite prevention and stream remediation projects 
  • Fish & Fish Habitat; aquatic ecosystem restoration, rehabilitation, and enhancement projects, supporting habitat offsetting and watershed stewardship


Reporting to the Manager, Water Projects, you will be responsible for leading water quality and environmental projects through all project phases from pre-scoping through to execution and handover to operations. 


We are looking for people with strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, who can build and maintain positive relationships with partners across all levels of our organization. We require someone who has strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.


You will have the opportunity to develop and maintain a culture of open and early communication, meeting and resolving challenges. You will gain experience in multiple areas as you interact with different departments of our operations building your knowledge base in the mining industry. This role also offers a combination of field and office work, allowing diversity in your everyday tasks. 


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 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
  • Develop and manage scopes of work for environmental management, ECPM and mine water management strategies; managing consultants through design and execution of projects
  • Lead project teams to engage partners across sites, corporate functional areas, and operations to execute project work which may include activities including earthworks, instream works, or drilling programs to achieve key project success factors of safety, cost, schedule, and quality
  • Support efficient decision processes through information gathering, trade-off studies, risk evaluations, and providing recommendations that align with project objectives and priorities
  • Participate in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Hazard and Operability Studies, and Environmental Risk Assessments
  • Participate in value-engineering, constructability, and operability reviews
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of project delivery systems and processes to enable improved outcomes for current and future projects
  • Supporting environmental baseline monitoring plan development and execution, data management and permit/authorization compliance, and environmental benefits and effects assessments
  • Engage with regulatory stakeholders in accordance with provincial and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes, including the provincial Mines Act, Environmental Management Act, Water Sustainability Act and the federal Fisheries Act


  • Degree in Engineering (Mining, Civil, Environmental) or Science, in Forestry, Biology, Agriculture, Environmental Science or related field 
  • Minimum three years of professional work experience on projects including engineering design, environmental assessments, permitting, field support or construction
  • Excellent project management skills including development and management of scope, schedule, and budget for multiple projects
  • Professional accreditation, such as PPM, PBio, PAg, or registered, or eligible for registration, as a P.Eng with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia


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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