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Water Quality Engineer or Scientist


Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: March 19, 2021


Reporting to the Senior Scientist, Water Quality Management, the Water Quality Engineer or Scientist is responsible for refining and using planning tools and water quality data analysis to support mine planning and water quality management decisions at our Coal operations.


To be successful we require someone with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with partners across multiple disciplines. Someone with the ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast paced, dynamic environment, who has strong problem solving abilities, with a passion for continuous improvement.


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


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
  • Coordinate consultants to complete water quality modelling work to support mine plan evaluations, regulatory applications, or support the planning, design, and operation of water quality mitigations
  • Complete water quality modelling work, as required
  • Review monitoring programs or study designs to provide recommendations or data needed to inform improvements in water quality models
  • Build professional reports on methods and results of modelling analyses
  • Identify potential water quality management issues and options to address those issues
  • Support development and maintenance of site-specific planning tools associated with water quality predictions and water balances
  • Support improvement and updating of water modelling tools
  • Develop and support the use of processes to standardize routine modelling tasks



  • Engineering or Science degree in an environmental science related field, such as Hydrology, Geochemistry, or Geoscience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Professional designation in a relevant field, or eligible to register
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience with a focus on water quality modelling
  • Technical knowledge of water quality planning tools, specifically GoldSim
  • Mining experience in mine planning, water management, or environment is an asset


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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